CTVA US Medical - "Ben Casey" (Bing Crosby/ABC)(1961-66) starring Vince Edwards

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Ben Casey (1961-66)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold (California), Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

Ben Casey (season 1) (ABC) (1961-1962)
Ben Casey (season 2) (ABC) (1962-1963)
Ben Casey (season 3) (ABC) (1963-1964)
Ben Casey (season 4) (ABC) (1964-1965)
Ben Casey (season 5) (ABC) (1965-1966)
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BEN CASEY
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Bing Crosby Productions, Inc. (BCP)
Filmed at Desilu Studios
for
ABC (Mondays 10:00 pm, 1961-66 (all except season 3)
ABC (Wednesdays 9:00 pm, season 3, 1963-64)
Created by James E. Moser
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Executive Producer James E. Moser (season 2 verified)
Executive Producer Wilton Schiller (season 5 verified)
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Produced by James Moser/Matthew Rapf (season 1 - to be verified)
Produced by Matthew Rapf (season 2)
Produced by Wilton Schiller/ Fred Freiberger (season 3)
Produced by Wilton Schiller/ Irving Elman (season 4)
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas (season 5)

US medical drama series 1961-66 153 episodes x 60 min bw  (5 seasons)
Starring:

Vince Edwards
as Dr. Ben Casey
Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba (1961-65)
Franchot Tone as Dr. Freeland (1965-66)
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Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman ........ Dr. Maggie Graham
Harry Landers .......... Dr. Ted Hoffman
Jeanne Bates ........... Nurse Wills
Stella Stevens ......... Jane Hancock (1965)
Ben Piazza ............. Dr. Mike Rogers (1965)
Jim McMullan ........... Dr. Terry McDaniel (1965-1966)
Nick Dennis ............ Nick Kanavaras
Marlyn Mason............ Sally Welden (1965-1966)

Stella Stevens & Ben Piazza featured in the
first 5 episodes of the fourth season

Premise:
Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey (Vince Edwards) against the
medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba (Sam Jaffe)
and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland (Franchot Tone)


"Man-Woman-Birth-Death-Infinity"



Title Music by David Raskin
Original music by Jerry Goldsmith

Casting Stalmaster-Lister Co. (season 2 verified)
Casting Lynn Stalmaster and Milt Hamerman (later seasons)
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Background:
Bing Crosby Productions also produced "The Breaking Point",
"Slattery's People", "The Bing Crosby Show" (sitcom), and "Hogan's Heroes"
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BING CROSBY PRODUCTIONS
with to thank the
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
and its
Physicians Advisory Committee
on Radio, Television and Motion Pictures
for their assistance in the production of
BEN CASEY

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