CTVA US Medical - "Ben Casey" (Bing Crosby/ABC) Season 3 (1963-64)

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Starring Vince Edwards
Season 3 (ABC) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################ Ben Casey #################
############# season 3 1963-64 ###############
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ABC Wednesdays 9:00 pm
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf
Production Executive John E. Pommer
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Produced by Fred Freiberger

3.1 [64] Ben Casey: FOR THIS RELIEF, MUCH THANKS (pt. 1/2)
aka "Solo for b-flat Clarinet" (crossover episode)
9Sep63 ABC
[conclusion on premiere episode of the series 
Breaking Point 16-Sep-1963]
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by Steven Carabatsos / Story by Steven Carabatsos and John T. Dugan
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Production Executive John E. Pommer
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Scott Marlowe .......... Jason Landros
Millie Perkins ......... Helena
Special Guest Star:
Oscar Homolka .......... Papa Landros
*
Michael Pataki ......... Alex Landros
Kevin Brodie ........... Billy Regis
*
From "The Breaking Point" series
- Paul Richards ......... Dr. McKinley Thompson
- Eduard Franz .......... Dr. William Raymer

3.2 [65] Ben Casey: JUSTICE TO A MICROBE
18Sep63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Jack Raphael Guss
Directed by Leo Penn
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
music by Walter Scharf
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Robert Loggia ......... Dr. Mike Rosario
Also Starring:
Nancy Rennick ......... Dr. Alice Gray
Miriam Colon .......... Eva Rosario
James Caan ............ Dr. Keith Gregory
With:
Betsy Jones-Moreland .. Dr. Doris Kane
Paul Comi ............. Dr. Clifton Addison
Erin O'Donnell ........ Agnes
Marcelle Hebert ....... Mrs. Harper

3.3 [66] Ben Casey: WITH THE RICH AND MIGHTY, ALWAYS A LITTLE PATIENCE
25Sep63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Production Executive John E. Pommer / Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
music by Walter Scharf
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Anne Francis ............ Penny Shattuck
Also Starring:
Frederick Beir .......... Tommy Barker
with:
John Zaremba ............ Dr. Harold Jensen
David Bond .............. Jonathan
Henry Corden ............ Leonard
And:
Frank Aletter ........... Dr. Dick Miller

3.4 [67] Ben Casey: ALLIE
2Oct63
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Barry Oringer
Directed by Leo Penn
music by Walter Scharf
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Sammy Davis Jr .......... Allie Burns
Also Starring:
Greg Morris ............. Dr. Felix Martin
Isabel Cooley ........... Dorris Burns
With:
Ken Lynch ............... Riley Belmont
Walter Janowitz ......... Bogrov
Joel Fluellen ........... Passerby
James Waters ............ Sheridan
Stephen Lander .......... McDonegal
Lillian Randolph ........ Mother
Nick Stewart ............ Proprietor
Rupert Crosse ........... Customer
Maidie Norman ........... Bartender
Annazette Williams ...... Waitress
Frankie Ford ............ Joe

3.5 [68] Ben Casey: IF THERE WERE DREAMS TO SELL ***** (a fine episode)
9Oct63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Mark Rydell
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Kay Medford .......... Jean Smith (mother) *****
Special Guest Star:
Cecil Kellaway ....... Grandpa Murdock
And:
Suzy Somers .......... Collie Smith (daughter) *****
(Suzanne Somers - Three's Company)
(NOT ON CREDITS Joe Mell, Bill Erwin, Jack Clinton)

3.6 [69] Ben Casey: THE ECHO OF A SILENT CHEER pt. 1
16Oct63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by William P.McGivern
Directed by Leo Penn
music by Richard Markowitz
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Barry Sullivan ....... David Masterson
Also Starring:
Beau Bridges ......... Lawrence Masterson
Stanya Lowe .......... Julie Masterson
Carole Wells ......... Laura Swanson
John Zaremba ......... Dr. Harold Jensen
Don Spruance ......... Dr. Robert Ward
Midge Ware ........... Polly Dillworth
Don Gazzaniga ........ Henry
And:
Carolyn Kearney ...... Carol Masterson

3.7 [70] Ben Casey: THE ECHO OF A SILENT CHEER pt. 2
23Oct63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by William P.McGivern
Directed by Leo Penn
music by Richard Markowitz
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman
Guest Star:
Barry Sullivan ....... David Masterson
Also Starring:
Edward Asner ......... Jerome Lynch (only in pt. 2)
Beau Bridges ......... Lawrence Masterson
Carole Wells ......... Laura Swanson
Karl Swenson ......... Dr. Karl Medill (only in pt. 2)
Martin Blaine ........ Franklin Kane (only in pt. 2)
John Zaremba ......... Dr. Harold Jensen
Simon Scott .......... Judge Samuel Colvin (only in pt. 2)
Tom Troupe ........... Paul Sadowski (only in pt. 2)
And:
Carolyn Kearney ...... Carol Masterson

3.8 [71] Ben Casey: LITTLE DROPS OF WATER, LITTLE GRAINS OF SAND
30Oct63
(Title taken from the Julia A. Fletcher Carney poem)
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Les Pine
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Aldo Ray .............. Frank Alusik
Also Starring:
Norma Crane ........... Renee Alusik
Harry Townes .......... Dr. Swing
John Anderson ......... Mr. Kranz
Not on Closing Credits:
Howard Caine
Sid Clute (Cagney & Lacey)
Wayne Heffley
John Lawrence
Clint Howard (brother of Ron Howard)

3.9 [72] Ben Casey: LIGHT UP THE DARK CORNERS
6Nov63
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Jeanne Beeching
Directed by Mark Rydell
music by Richard Markowitz
guest stars
Richard Basehart ........ Mark Cassidy
Piper Laurie
J. Pat O'Malley
Don Spruance
Jan Shutan
Lennie Geer
Jack Perkins

3.10 [73] Ben Casey: SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST
13Nov63
(Title taken from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass')
Produced by Wilton Shiller
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Irving Lerner
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Music Score by Gerald Fried
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Ricardo Montalban .... Henry Davis
Logan Ramsey ......... Lt. Eberhardt
With:
James Best ........... Simon Waller
Henry Scott .......... Sgt. Johnson
Dorothy Rice ......... Marcia Hansen

3.11 [74] Ben Casey: FIRE IN A SACRED FRUIT TREE
20Nov63
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Robert Butler
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Dean Jones ........... Dr. Richard Connell
Special Guest Star:
Ulla Jacobsson ....... Anna Rucheck
With:
Svea Grunfeld ........ Vida Rucheck
John Zaremba ......... Dr. Harold Jensen
Robert Sampson ....... Dwight Frazer
Byron Morrow ......... Dr. Elliot Addams
Peter Hobbs .......... Dr. Milton Carruthers

3.12 [75] Ben Casey: DISPEL THE BLACK CYCLONE THAT SHAKES THE THRONE
27Nov63
(Title taken from the command of the King in the 1767 opera by Christoph
Willibald von Gluck 'Alceste' from the Euripides play 'Alcestis')
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by Jack Laird / Story by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Mary Astor ............ Clorissa Rose Jenet
James Dunn ............ Eric Bender
Special Guest Star:
Eileen Heckart ........ Polly Jenks
with:
Wilton Graff .......... Dr. Amos Roper
Luana Anders .......... Ann Bently

3.13 [76] Ben Casey: MY LOVE, MY LOVE
4Dec63
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by William Wood / Story by Eugene Solow
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
(Non Credited)
Guest Star:
Barry Nelson .......... Dr. Joe Garry
Also Starring:
Anna-Lisa ............. Tess Garry
Anjanette Comer ....... Junie Farrar
And:
Robert Harland ........ Dr. Albert Rogers

3.14 [77] Ben Casey: FROM TOO MUCH LOVE OF LIVING
11Dec63
Written by Norman Jacob
Directed by Mark Rydell
guest stars
Barbara Rush (Flamingo Road)
Mark Richman (later Peter Mark Richman)
Ruth White
Moira Turner
Nancy Howard
Leo Penn

3.15 [78] Ben Casey: IT IS GETTING DARK ... AND WE ARE LOST
18Dec63
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf / Produced by Jack Laird
Telepplay by Jack Laird & Teddi Sherman / Story by Barry Trivers
Directed by Leo Penn
Story Editor Fred Feiberger
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Robert Webber ........ Slim
Also Starring:
Gene Lyons ........... Bradford Fletcher
Ann Jilliann (2n's) .. Penny Fletcher
With:
Bert Freed ........... Detective Bradley
Robert Knapp
Kathy Willow
Nesdon Booth
Jan Peters

3.16 [79] Ben Casey: THE LAST SPLINTERED SPOKE OF THE OLD BURLESQUE WHEEL
25Dec63
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by Charles K. Peck Jr / Story by Al C. Ward
Directed by Robert Butler
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
George Grizzard ...... Jonas King
Special Guest Star:
Maggie McNamara ...... Dede Blake
With:
Russ Bender .......... Mr. Martin
Sara Taft ............ Mrs. Martha Claudius
Paul Sorenson ........ Worker

3.17 [80] Ben Casey: THE LIGHT THAT LOSES, THE NIGHT THAT WINS
1Jan64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Irving Lerner
music by Gerald Fried
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Dana Andrews ............ Dr. Ernest Farrow
Peggy McCay ............. Doris Farrow
With:
Don Spruance ............ Dr. Robert Ward
Paul Shear .............. Mrs. Bell
Lillian Adams ........... Mrs. Keller
Ray Galvin .............. Mr. Bell

3.18 [81] Ben Casey: I'LL GET ON MY ICE FLOE AND WAVE GOODBYE
8Jan64
Produced and Written by Fred Freiberger
Directed by Mark Rydell
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Charles Ruggles ....... Victor Harmon
Also Starring:
Joseph Buloff ......... Milos Kirgo
Norman Fell ........... Arnold Halpert
With:
Bert Freed ............ Edward Benton
Lee Krieger ........... Cab Driver
Gary Walberg .......... Peter Beldon
Rachel Ames ........... Ethel Beldon
(General Hospital)
Suzanne Cupito ........Lisa Beldon
(later known as Morgan Brittany)

3.19 [82] Ben Casey: THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THEY KNOW MY NAME
15Jan64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Lionel E. Siegel
Directed by Irving Lerner
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Phil Harris .......... Clarence Simmons
Also Starring:
Michael Higgins ...... Dr.Roger O'Hara
With:
Ned Glass ............ Whitey Morgan
Jane Dulo ............ Miss Healy
*
Bek Nelson ........... Christine Stevens
Richard Bull ......... Dr. Jack Taylor
(Little House On the Prairie, Voyage to The Bottom of the Sea)
Ken Tilles ........... Mooney Basey
Peter Virgo .......... James Cottle
Ruth Foster .......... Miss Fleming

3.20 [83] Ben Casey: THERE WAS ONCE A MAN IN THE LAND OF UZ
22Jan64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Music Score by Richard Markowitz
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Robert Walker, Jr. .... El Franklin
Special Guest Star:
James Gregory ......... Edward Franklin
Also:
Royal Dano ............ Morris Harper
Leslie Wales .......... Holly Harper

3.21 [84] Ben Casey: ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE
29Jan64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Teleplay by Norman Katkov / Television Story by Marcus Demian
Based on 'Emergency Call' by Lewis Gilbert and Vernon Harris
Directed by Leo Penn
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
(NO Guest Stars in this episode)
Co-Starring:
Joe Turkel ............ Robert Smith
Michael Conrad ........ Rocky Courtney (boxer)
(Delvecchio, Hill Street Blues)
Susan Gordon .......... Susan Whitman
With:
Don O'Kelly ........... George Zybsko
Joel Fluellen ......... Charles Bennett Crane
Ann Carroll ........... Ellen Whitman
Mercedes Shirley ...... Laura Smith
John Duke ............. Jack Phillips
George Shibata ........ Dr. Max Baker
Charles Irving ........ Mayor
Mack Williams ......... Frank Williams
William Challee ....... Mike Stiles
Grant Lockwood ........ Larry Newman

3.22 [85] Ben Casey: GOODBYE TO BLUE ELEPHANTS AND SUCH
5Feb64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Teleplay by Dean Riesner / Story by Jeanne Beeching
Directed by Leo Penn
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Davey Davison ......... Kathy Evans
Also Starring:
Virginia Christine .... Rose Evans
Elizabeth Fraser ...... Marilee Connors
Paul Lambert .......... Lt. Bowers
Kay Cousins ........... Gloria
Athena Lorde .......... Mrs. Winship
Len Felber ............ Sgt. Jacobs
And: (large font)
James Callahan ........ Larry McKay

3.23 [86] Ben Casey: THE BARK OF A THREE-HEADED HOUND
12Feb64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Meyer Dolinsky
Directed by Harmon Jones
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Bradford Dillman ........ Link Hansen
Also Starring:
Sally Kellerman ......... Elaine Stone (MASH movie)
With:
Jeffrey Morris .......... Art Stone
S. John Launer .......... Wilson Hornaby
Guy de Vestel ........... Waiter

3.24 [87] Ben Casey: THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING
19Feb64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Michael Zagor
Directed by Leo Penn
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Robert Culp ........... Neil Herrick
Also Starring:
Milton Selzer ......... Dr. Barnaby Taylor
Richard Evans ......... Jonothan Taylor
And:
Pilar Seurat .......... Li Herrick
[NOT ON CREDITS Davis Roberts?]

3.25 [88] Ben Casey: A FALCON'S EYE, A LION'S HEART, A GIRL'S HAND
26Feb64
Written by Barry Oringer
Directed by Mark Rydell
guest stars
Harry Guardino
John Zaremba
Tom Troupe
Edmon Ryan
Russell Collins
Harvey Stephens
Fred Holliday
Abraham Sofaer
George Petrie
Bill Quinn (Archie Bunker's Place)
Robert F. Simon
Martin Blaine

3.26 [89] Ben Casey: THE LONELY ONES
4Mar64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Richard Landau
Directed by Leo Penn
music by Walter Scharf
guest stars
Jill Ireland (late wife of Charles Bronson)
Dennis Crosby (son of Bing)
Cherylene Lee
Betsy Jones-Moreland
Dick Balduzzi
Sid Clute
Lyle Sudrow

3.27 [90] Ben Casey: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF ADULTS
11Mar64
Produced by Wilton Shiller
Written by William McGivern (NOT McGovern)
Directed by Harmon Jones (NOT Herman)
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Richard Kiley ......... Dr. Paul Hamilton
Geraldine Brooks ...... Gwen Hamilton
with:
Ward Wood ............. Dr. Taylor
Charity Grace ......... Miss Richards
Willa Pearl Curtis .... Amanda Carter
Joseph Hamilton ....... Jeff Smith
Louise Lewis .......... Miss Buchanan
Loie Bridge ........... Teresa Carr

3.28 [91] Ben Casey: DRESS MY DOLL PRETTY
18Mar64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Teleplay by Gabrielle Upton / Story by Paul Mason
Directed by Mark Rydell
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Sheree North .......... Gloria Cooper
Mike Kellin ........... Kenneth
with:
Betsy Hale ............ Emily Cooper
Carol Seflinger ....... Jancy Miller
Hap Holmwood .......... Mr. Miller
Frances Rey ........... Mrs. Miller
And:
Jesse White ........... Mr. Barringer
[NOT ON CREDITS Dean Harens, Kathleen Freeman ?]

3.29 [092] Ben Casey: ONIONS AND MUSTARD SEED WILL MAKE HER WEEP
25Mar64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Les Pine
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Noreen Corcoran ....... Audrey Kietner
with:
Virginia Eiler ........ Mrs. Koppelman
Virginia Sale ......... Mrs. Gerstman
Sibyl Collier ......... Marsha Bergler
William Arvin ......... Glenn Kietner
Keva Page ............. Sally Koppleman

3.30 [93] Ben Casey: MAKE ME THE FIRST AMERICAN
1Apr64
(Title taken from a Walt Whitman peom)
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Mark Rydell
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars
Frank de Kova ......... John Whistler
Burt Brinckerhoff ..... Sean Embry
Special Guest Star:
Mario Alcalde ......... Daniel Whistler

3.31 [94] Ben Casey: HEAP LOGS AND LET THE BLAZE LAUGH OUT
8Apr64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Irving Lerner
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Irene Dailey .......... Caroline Bullard
Gail Kobe ............. Laura Petit
Strother Martin ....... Frank Geray
Special Guest Star:
Charles Robinson ...... Edward Bullard
with:
Tom Greenway .......... Leonard Martin
Philip Brown .......... George Petit
John Zaremba .......... Dr. Harold Jensen
William Phipps ........ Minister

3.32 [95] Ben Casey: FOR A JUST MAN FALLETH SEVEN TIMES
15Apr64
(title is taken from the Bible - Proverbs)
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Teleplpay by Gilbert Ralston / Story by Gilbert Ralston and Harry Rellis
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander
music by Walter Scharf
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Lew Ayres ............... Thomas W. Hardin
Lee Grant ............... Diedre Bassett
Also Starring:
Virginia Gregg .......... Elizabeth Hardin
Sharon Farrell .......... Ellen Hardin
With:
Jay Adler ............... Tiger Kelso
Richard Bakalyan ........ Abner Goetz
Cyril Delevanti ......... Justice Simms
Sam Gilman .............. Biggy Morgan
Mike Abelar ............. Charlie Mendosa
Robert Patten ........... Carl Baxter
John Lodge .............. George Ferguson
Jacques Roux ............ Joseph Charpino
Synopsis:
Businessman Thomas Hardin wants to enjoy life for a change, but his medical
chart indicates he may have only a few hours to live. [RF]
*Note: Lew Ayres was the original Dr. Kildare in the movies of the early 40's. [RF]

3.33 [96] Ben Casey: THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN
22Apr64
(title taken from the Bible - Hebrews 11:1)
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by Irving Lerner
guest stars
Wilfrid Hyde-White
James Shigeta
Katharine Ross (Mrs. Sam Elliott)
Ben Wright
Joby Baker
Carl Benton Reid
John Zaremba
Laurette Luez

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