TV Series | | Crime, Drama
The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the ... See full summary »
The most famous case Erle Stanley Gardner investigated for his court of last resort was the Sam Sheppard murder case, the basis for the TV series The Fugitive. He involved attorney F. Lee Bailey and wrote about it, and intended to showcase it on this television show, but could not because Ohio authorities did not cooperate. Sheppard was, of course, eventually found not guilty at a retrial after the US Supreme Court overturned the original conviction.
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