CTVA US Medical - "Ben Casey" (Bing Crosby/ABC) Season 4 (1964-65)

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Starring Vince Edwards
Season 4 (ABC) (1964-65)
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################ Ben Casey #################
############# season 4 1964-65 ###############
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ABC Mondays 10:00 pm
Production Executive John E. Pommer
Produced by Irwing Elman / Wilton Schiller
Story Consultant James E. Moser

4.1 [97] Ben Casey: AUGUST IS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS
14Sep64
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by John Kneubuhl
Directed by Allen Reisner
music by Morton Stevens
recurring guest stars (first 5 eps of season 4)
Stella Stevens .... Jane Hancock (mother of Andrew Stevens)
Ben Piazza ................ Dr Mike Rogers
Virginia Eiler
guest stars
Margaret Leighton
Jessica Walter (Trapper John MD)
Ted Bessell (That Girl)
Maryesther Denver (or Maryeather?)
Gerald Michenaud
Juanita Moore

4.2 [98] Ben Casey: Ben Casey: A BIRD IN THE SOLITUDE SINGING
21Sep64
(title derives from Lord Byron's poem 'In the Desert, the bird in the solitude singing)
written & Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
music by Morton Stevens
Guest Stars:
Anne Francis .............. Gloria Fowler
Ben Piazza ................ Dr Mike Rogers
Also Starring:
Richard Devon ............. Harry
Buck Taylor ............... Eddie Boyd
with:
Virginia Eiler ............ Kate Hancock
Victor E. Brandt .......... Dr. John McGill
Ward Wood ................. Man
Sara Taft ................. Mrs. Courtney
Patricia Hyland ........... Sally Erickson
Special Guest Star:
Stella Stevens ............ Jane Hancock

4.3 [99] Ben Casey: BUT WHO SHALL BEAT THE DRUMS?
28Sep64
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Norman Jacobs
Directed by Leo Penn
music by Morton Stevens
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star
Rip Torn .............. Paul Vrolic
Ben Piazza ............ Dr. Mike Rogers
Also Starring:
Eduard Franz .......... Dr. Emile Vrolic
( Dr Raymer in "The Breaking Point")
John Anderson ......... Foster Hancock
Susan Bay ............. Laurie Walton
Russell Collins ....... Dr. Harrington
Virginia Eiler ........ Kate Hancock
Stuart Margolin ....... Irv
Gregory Mullavy ....... Jerry
Special Guest Star:
Stella Stevens ............ Jane Hancock
[NOT ON CREDITS- Marie Cheatham] Ben Casey:

4.4 [100] Ben Casey: AUTUMN WITHOUT RED LEAVES
5Oct64
guest stars
Robert Culp
Collin Wilcox

4.5 [101] Ben Casey: Ben Casey: YOU FISH OR YOU CUT BAIT
12Oct64
Production Executive John E. Pommer (end credit)/ Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Allen Reisner
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander
music by Morton Stevens
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars: (first 5 eps of season 4)
Stella Stevens ............ Jane Hancock
Ben Piazza ................ Dr. Mike Rogers
Also Starring:
William Demarest .......... Leonard Lonsdale (My Three Sons)
John Anderson ............. Foster Hancock
With:
Virginia Eiler ............ Kate Hancock

4.6 [102] Ben Casey: FOR JIMMY, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
19Oct64
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Barry Oringer
Directed by Mark Rydell
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Peter Falk ............ Dr. Jimmy Reynolds
Lee Grant ............. Anita Johnson
Also Starring:
Malachi Throne ........ Dr. Jacob Morris
Steven Marlo .......... Matty Calahan
with:
Nicholas Colasanto .... Ambulance Attendant
John Bleifer .......... Jopseph Samuels
Joey Tata ............. Dr. Stone
(later billed as Joe E. Tata)
Grace Lenard .......... Miss Tillman
and:
Hari Rhodes ........... Dr. Davis
(NOT ON CREDITS Charles Wagenheim)

4.7 [103] Ben Casey: A WOODS FULL OF QUESTION MARKS
26Oct64
"Truth is not only stranger than fiction,
but it has a reality which fiction cannot match.
This child and other handicapped children
you'll see later and their teachers are
NOT professional actors. They are playing
themselves - as they are"

(voice of Vince Edwards at the start of this episode)
Production Executive John E. Pommer (end credits) / Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Ellis Marcus
Directed by Marc Daniels
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Dane Clark ............. Eddie Huntsinger
Also Starring:
Nancy Rennick .......... Emily Kincaid
Introducing:
June Reed .............. Kathy
With:
Meg Wyllie ............. Mrs. Nicholson
Barbara Bain ........... Tutor
Irene Wasell ........... Teacher
Val Zimmer ............. Val
This episode concerns autistic & otherwise mentally deficient
children & featured the actual deaf children:
Irene Wassell, Val Zimmer, Gale Doling, Steven Cole
Edward Ewald, Rebecca Fogarty, Christopher Sato,
Hedy Udkovich, Anthony Hinderer, Deanna Longo
and introducing
as star billing the deaf child: June Reed

4.8 [104] Ben Casey: A THOUSAND WORDS ARE MUTE
9Nov64
Produced by Wilton Schilller
Written by Allan Scott
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest stars
Pippa Scott
Tyler McVey
Robert Sampson
Harriet MacGibbon
Wilton Graff
Frances Osborn
Elizabeth Fraser
Stuart Nisbet
Gene Roth
Phil Crosby (son of Bing)
Jeanne Baird

4.9 [105] Ben Casey: MONEY, A HORSE AND A KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN
16Nov64 ABC
(title taken from a proverb)
Produced by Wilton Schilller
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Charles Rondeau
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Barry Sullivan ........ Dr. Arnold Swanson
with:
Angela Greene ......... Ruth Lowell
Walter Brooke ......... Victor Lowell
John Boit ............. Fred
Dr. Hoffman feels honored to operate with the highly regarded Dr.
Arnold Swanson, but Hoffman's attitude after the operation borders on
disgust. [TA]


4.10 [106] Ben Casey: A DISEASE OF THE HEART CALLED LOVE
23Nov64
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Pat Fielder
Directed by Mark Rydell
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Shelley Winters ........ Lydia Mitchum
Also:
Milt Kamen ............. Dr. Charles Stevens
Sondra Kerr ............ Sally Andrews
With:
Harry Davis ............ Dr. Ferrara
Nydia Westman .......... Mrs. Simmons
Michael Murphy ......... Andy Andrews
Dorian Brown ........... Dora Hanson
James Doohan ........... Dr. Watson (Star Trek)
Margaret Shinn ......... Nurse

4.11 [107] Ben Casey: KILL THE DREAM, BUT SPARE THE DREAMER
30Nov64
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Lionel E. Siegel
Directed by Allen Reisner
guest stars
Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Peggy McCay
John Harding
Allan Melvin
James Hayward
Sam Edwards
Robert Ball
Rupert Crosse
John Lawrence

4.12 [108] Ben Casey: COURAGE AT 3.00 A.M.
7Dec64
Production Executive John E. Pommer / Produced by Irving Elman
Wtten by Alfred Brenner
Directed by John Erman
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Janice Rule ............ Dr. Elizabeth Willard
Also Starring:
Lloyd Gough ............ Dr. John Axelson
With:
Ted de Corsia .......... Mr. Arnold
Whit Bissell ........... Dr. Ellis Turner
Booth Colman ........... Dr. Norman Dryfus

4.13 [109] Ben Casey: THIS WILD, WILD, WILD, WALTZING WORLD
14Dec64
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Written by Jack Curtis
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Joan Hackett .......... Molly Hill
Robert Loggia ......... John Hanavan
with:
John Zaremba .......... Dr. Harold Jensen
Carol Seflinger ....... Laura
Joseph Perry .......... The Shy Man

4.14 [110] Ben Casey: A BOY IS STANDING OUTSIDE THE DOOR
4Jan65
Production Executive John E. Pommer / Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Theodore Apstein
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Tony Bill ............ Paul Crain
Special Guest Star:
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Irene Crain
Also Staring:
Elsa Lanchester ...... Mrs. Miriam Crain
(Bride of Frankenstein, Mrs. Charles Laughton)
William Marshall ..... Dr. Henry Wellick
[NOT ON CREDITS Susan Flannery ????]

4.15 [111] Ben Casey: WHERE DOES THE BOOMERANG GO?
11Jan65
Produced by Wilton Schilller
Teleplay by Chester Kromholz / Story by P.K. Palmer
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Guest Star:
George Hamilton ......... Dr. Geoffrey Collicott
Also Starring:
Charles McGraw .......... Joe Creely
Norman Fell ............. Manny Berger
With:
Bob Random .............. Luke Creely (Iron Horse)
Irene Tedrow ............ Mother-in-law
Aneta Corsaut ........... Hanna Berger
(Andy Griffith Show, Matlock)
Baruch Lumet ............ 1st Old Man
Lindsay Crosby .......... Sharpie (son of Bing)
William Phipps .......... Pathologist
This episode features George Hamilton as terminally ill
Australian scientist Geoffrey Collicott.

4.16 [112] Ben Casey: PAS DE DEUX
18Jan65
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Dick Nelson
Directed by Marc Daniels
music by Walter Scharf
guest stars
Susan Oliver
Harvey Lembeck
Dan Tobin
Alfred Ryder
R.N. Bullard
Chet Stratton
Normann Burton
Carol Anderson
Nancy Wong

4.17 [113] Ben Casey: EVERY OTHER MINUTE, IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD
25Jan65
Production Executive John E. Pommer / Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Sam Ross
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Francis Lederer ......... Otto Mueller
Also Starring:
Patricia Hyland ......... Trudi Mueller
Dennis Robertson ........ Harry Kline
John Zaremba ............ Dr. Harold Jensen
Joseph Sirola ........... Ned

4.18 [114] Ben Casey: A RAMBLING DISCOURSE ON EGYPTIAN WATER CLOCKS
1Feb65
Produced by Wilton Schilller
Written by Arthur Dales
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest stars
Peter Haskell
Barbara Barrie (Barney Miller)
Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
Ron Whalen
Cyril Delevanti
Richard Castle
R.N. Bullard
Title refers to a comment made by the wife of a scientific
genius (portrayed by Peter Haskell) who expatiates on the
idiosyncratic subject matter.

4.19 [115] Ben Casey: WHEN I AM GROWN TO MAN'S ESTATE
8Feb65
(title taken from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night')
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Michael Zagor
Directed by Leo Penn
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Roddy McDowall ......... Dwight Franklin
Also Starring:
Madeleine Sherwood ..... Mrs. McMasters (Flying Nun)
Donald Losby ........... Colin McMasters
Patricia Hyland ........ Miss Lindstrom
Richard Wessel ......... Theatre Manager
Annazette (Williams) ... Technician
Bennie Goldberg ........ Truck Driver

4.20 [116] Ben Casey: A MAN, A MAID, AND A MARIONETTE
22Feb65
Produced by Irving Elman
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz / Story by Merwin Gerard
Directed by Marc Daniels
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Van Johnson ........... Frank Dawson
Also Starring:
Marsha Hunt ........... Helen Dawson
Tim McIntire .......... Jerry Dawson
Indus Arthur .......... Amy Peters
Eddie Paskey .......... Policeman
Peggy Ward ............ Miss Diamond

4.21 [117] Ben Casey: A DIPPERFUL OF WATER FROM A POISONED WELL
1Mar65
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Les Pine
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Viveca Lindfors ....... Mrs. Boone
(mother of Kristofer Tabori)
Denny Scott Miller .... Welsey Boone
(Wagon Train)
Special Guest Star:
Hans Conried .......... Keyin Boone
(Make Room For Daddy, Rocky & Bulwinkle Show)
Also Starring
Joanna Frank .......... Carla Lanz
With:
Garry Walberg ......... Mac
Mark Sturges .......... Sean Boone
Sidney Clute .......... Sam
William Stevens ....... Technician
Brenda Shayne ......... Nurse

4.22 [118] Ben Casey: A LITTLE FUN TO MATCH THE SORROW
8Mar65
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Jerry Lewis ........... Dr. Dennis Green
Also Starring:
Dianne Foster ......... Karen Fischer
And:
James Best ............ Dr. Joe Sullivan
Tige Andrews .......... Dave McClusky
Robert H. Harris ...... Mr. Burns
Svea Grunfeld ......... Helen Fenton
Todd Garretson ........ Larry

4.23 [119] Ben Casey: MINUS THAT RUSTY OLD HACKSAW
15Mar65
Produced by Irving Elman
Teleplay by Ellis Marcus / Story by Ellis Marcus and Al C. Ward
Directed by Leon Benson
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Gloria Swanson ....... Victoria Hoffman
Also Starring:
Joe DeSantis ......... Charlie Hoffman
With:
Robert Morgan ........ Frank Peebles
Marilyn Wayne ........ Doris Neeley
Ken Drake ............ Mr. Dunn
Shyrl Formberg ....... Receptionist
Ethel Geary .......... Nurse Lovejoy

4.24 [120] Ben Casey: EULOGY IN FOUR FLATS
22Mar65
Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Vincent Edwards
music by Jerry Goldsmith
guest stars
Tom Drake
Lee Tracy
Norma Connolly
Donna Anderson
Ira Barmak
Pat Cardi
Jon Silo
Guy Wilkerson

4.25 [121] Ben Casey: THREE LI'L LAMBS
29Mar65
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by Arthur Dales & Rod Alexander / Story by Rod Alexander
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Nick Adams ........... Orin Reid
(The Rebel),
Also Starring:
Marlo Thomas ......... Claire Shaeffer
(That Girl, daughter of Danny Thomas)
Norman Alden ......... Charlie Troy
William Arvin ........ Gene Shaeffer
Special Guest Star:
Carroll O'Connor ..... Dr. Clarke
(Heat of the Night, All In the Family)
With:
Dennis Crosby ........ Herbie
Kathy Kersh .......... Tina
Nicky Blair .......... Sam
Davis Roberts ........ Quent
Charles Seel ......... Barron

4.26 [121] Ben Casey: A SLAVE IS ON THE THRONE
12Apr65
Produced by Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz / Story by Lee Berg
Directed by Alex March
Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander, A.S.C.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman
Guest Stars:
Jack Klugman ......... Dr. Bill Justin
Pippa Scott .......... Jeanne Justin
Also Starring:
Nancy Berg ........... Felice
With:
Colette Jackson ...... Girl
John Zaremba ......... Dr. Harold Jensen
Gene Dynarski ........ Bartender
K.L. Smith ........... Joe
Breena Howard ........ Nurse

4.27 [122] Ben Casey: JOURNEYS END IN LOVERS MEETING
19Apr65
(title taken from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night')
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Pat Fielder
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Star:
Red Buttons ......... Bill Jacoby
Also Starring:
Antoinette Bower .... Julie Jacoby
And:
Ellen Corby ......... Mrs Jacoby
Julie Parrish ....... Maria Sanchez
~
Len Wayland ......... Lt. Forbes
S. John Launer ...... Mr. Prescott
Jon Lormer .......... Dr. Martinson
Kip King ............ Victor
Argentina Brunetti .. Mrs. Sanchez

{NOT ON CREDITS ??? John Zaremba and Pamela McMyler)
A poignant study of Euthanasia.

4.28 [124] Ben Casey: THE DAY THEY STOLE COUNTY GENERAL
26Apr65
Ben Casey #4.28 - The Day They Stole The County General [1 of 5]
Ben Casey #4.28 - The Day They Stole The County General [2 of 5]
Ben Casey #4.28 - The Day They Stole The County General [3 of 5]
Ben Casey #4.28 - The Day They Stole The County General [4 of 5]
Ben Casey #4.28 - The Day They Stole The County General [5 of 5]
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by Sheldon Stark
Directed by Marc Daniels
music by Leigh Harline
guest stars
Howard Da Silva
Sharon Farrell
Cliff Norton
Lee Krieger
Mary Wickes
Larry Hovis (Hogan's Heroes)
Burt Conroy
Vincent G. Perry

4.29 [125] Ben Casey: DID YOUR MOTHER COME FROM IRLEAND, BEN CASEY?
3May65
Produced by Irving Elman
Written by D.C. Fontana (former secretary to Gene Roddenberry)
Directed by Allen Reisner
Regular Support Cast:
Harry LandersJeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Tom Bosley ............ Timothy Michael MacMurrough
Special Guest Star:
Cesar Romero .......... Frederic Delano
Also Starring:
Billy Mumy ............ Victor Chase
with:
Stephen Coit .......... Mr. Chase
Eleanore Berry ........ Mrs. Chase
William Long .......... Dr. Carlin
Michael Pataki ........ Dr. Cellini
Ray Joyer ............. Orderly

4.30 [126] Ben Casey: FROM SUTTER'S CRICK ... AND BEYOND FAREWELL
10May65
guest stars
Wilfrid Hyde-White
John Megna
K.L. Smith

4.31 [127] Ben Casey: A HORSE NAMED STRAVINSKY
17May65 ABC Mon (Network rerun 09Aug65)
Written by Barry Oringer
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
guest stars
Eartha Kitt ............ Danielle Taylor (Catwoman in Batman)
Percy Rodriguez ........ Dr. Joseph Taylor
Everett Sloane ......... Everett Sloane
John Qualen
John Hubbard
Carlos Romero
Paul Lukather
Michael Murphy
Synopsis:
Surgeon Joe Taylor feels certain that a minor glandular condition is
responsible for his wife's paralytic seizures, even though tests
indicate no organic cause for the atacks. [TA]

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Summer Reruns ABC Mondays
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[--] 09Aug65 rerun of "A Horse Named Stravinsky" (first aired 17May65)

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