CTVA US Medical - "Ben Casey" (Bing Crosby/ABC) Season 5 (1965-66)

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Starring Vince Edwards
Season 5 (ABC) (1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################ Ben Casey #################
############# season 5 1965-66 ###############
############## (final season) ################
ABC Mondays 10:00 pm
<production no.> in brackets where known

Executive Producer Wilton Schiller
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Assistant to the Producer Dennis Crosby

New Regular Cast:  Franchot Tone as Dr. Freeland (1965-66)  ( replaces Sam Jaffe)

Season 5 features two 5-part stories
- see eps 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.06, 5.07
- see eps 5.18, 5.19, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22

5.1 [128] Ben Casey: WAR OF NERVES (part 1/5)
13Sep65
Written by Arthur Dales & Alfred Brenner
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
music by John Scott Trotter
guest stars
Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad)
Antoinette Bower
Marlyn Mason
Jim McMullan
Shary Marshall
Richard Devon
Malachi Throne
Diana Douglas (mother of Michael)

5.2 [129] Ben Casey: O' THE BIG WHEEL TURNS BY FAITH, BY FAITH (part 2/5)
20Sep65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Lionel E. Siegel and Arthur Dales
Directed by Marc Daniels
Director of Photography William T. Cline
music by John Scott Trotter McNally
Regular Support Cast:
Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars
Davey Davison ......... Janet Spaulding
James Farentino ....... Lloyd Marsh
Marlyn Mason .......... Sally Welden
Jim McMullan .......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Stephen McNally ....... Arthur Spaulding
Also Starring:
Malachi Throne ........ Martin Phelps
Shary Marshall ........ Marian Root
With:
Gregory Morton ........ Walter Williams
Marty Jordan .......... News Vendor
R.N. Bullard .......... R.N. Bullard
Alan Calm ............. Doctor

5.3 [130] Ben Casey: A NIGHTINGALE NAMED NATHAN (part 3/5)
27Sep65
Produced and Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Chester Krumholz & Arthur Dales
Director of Photography William T. Cline
music by John Scott Trotter
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Howard Da Silva ........ Cantor Nathan Birnbaum
Marlyn Mason ........... Sally Welden
James McMullan ......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Stephen McNally ........ Arthur Spaulding
Also Starring:
Barbara Turner ......... Fanny Birnbaum
Don Marshall ........... Charles Stearns
With:
Gregory Morton ......... Walter Williams
Allen Jenkins .......... Moser
Sam Weston ............. Howard Brofman
Sidney Clute ........... Miller
Susan Flannery ......... Elinor Cabot
Claire Wilcox .......... Bootsie Cabot
Cantor Saul Silverman .. Cantor Savin

5.4 [131] Ben Casey: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, DR. GALANOS PRACTICES HERE
4Oct65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Barry Oringer & Arthur Dales
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Music Score by Johnny Mandel
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Nehemiah Persoff ....... Don Ferando
Michael Ansara ......... Dr. Arthur Galanos
Marlyn Mason ........... Sally Welden
James McMullan ......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
With:
Bob Random ............. Robert Galanos
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Elly Galanos
Gregory Morton ......... Walter Williams
Rico Alaniz ............ Juan Pablo
Robert Phillips ........ Humberto
Noam Pitlik ............ Pathologist
Claire Wilcox .......... Bootsie Cabot

5.5 [132] Ben Casey: BECAUSE OF THE NEEDLE, THE HAYSTACK WAS LOST
11Oct65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by John Meredyth Lucas and Arthur Dales
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Gladys Cooper ......... Dr. Hager Brandt
Ann Harding ........... Edith Sommers
Marlyn Mason .......... Sally Welden
Jim McMullan .......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Also Starring:
Malachi Throne ........ Martin Phelps
Hari Rhodes ........... Dr. Mayhew
With:
George Murdock ........ Byron B. Davis
Gregory Morton ........ Walter Williams
Byron Morrow .......... Dr. Lewis
Walter Reed ........... Wilfred Blake
Claire Wilcox ......... Bootsie Cabot

5.6 [133] Ben Casey: WHAT TO HER IS PLATO? (part 4/5)
18Oct65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Richard Landau & Arthur Dales
Directed by Marc Daniels
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Marlyn Mason .......... Sally Welden
Jim McMullan .......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Julie Sommars ......... Ruth Ann Carmody
(The Governor & J.J., Matlock)
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson .......... Laura Fremont
Malachi Throne ........ Martin Phelps
Bernie Kopell ......... Al Banner
(Get Smart, The Love Boat)
With:
Gregory Morton ........ Walter Williams
Noam Pitlik ........... Pathologist
Charles Lampkin ....... Sam
Bette Treadville ...... Old Woman

5.7 [134] Ben Casey: Ben Casey: FRANCINI WHO IS FRANCINI? (part 5/5)
25Oct65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Barry Oringer & Arthur Dales
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of Photography William T. Cline
music by J. Raymond Henderson
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Gabriel Dell .......... Michael M. Francini
Pippa Scott ........... Molly Francini
Marlyn Mason .......... Sally Welden
Jim McMullan .......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson .......... Laura Fremont
With:
Ward Wood ............. Dooley
David Fresco .......... Rombom
John Bleifer .......... Golombeck
Lee Krieger ........... Mendy
Lillian Adams ......... Mrs. Simmons
Edwin Max ............. Lewis Kruger
Steven Marlo .......... Jack Casey
( NOT ON SCREEN CREDITS Richard Dreyfuss & David Renard ??)

5.8 [135] Ben Casey: THEN I, AND YOU, AND ALL OF US FELL DOWN
1Nov65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Teleplay by Arthur Dales & Norman Katkov / Story by Norman Katkov
Directed by Irving Lerner
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Co-Starring: Franchot Tone
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars
Dick Clark ............ Dr. David Langley
Brian Bedford ......... Pat Jordan
Jim McMullan .......... Dr. Terry McDaniel
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson .......... Laura Fremont
With:
Rockne Tarkington ..... Abraham
Len Lesser ............ Lt. Bentley
Noam Pitlik ........... Pathologist
Steven Marlo .......... Jack Casey
Charles Irving ........ Judge

5.9 [136] Ben Casey: NO MORE, CRIED THE ROOSTER: THERE WILL BE TRUTH
8Nov65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Teleplay by Barry Oringer & Arthur Dales / Story by Jo Pagano & Dales story
Directed by Harvey Hart
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
James Shigeta .......... Dr. Harvey Lee
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ........... Laura Fremont
Malachi Throne ......... Martin Phelps
Antoinette Bower ....... Ann Phelps
Benson Fong ............ Mr. Lee
With:
George Murdock ......... Byron B. Davis
Walter Reed ............ Wilfred Blake
James Hong ............. Harry Lee
Ron Whelan ............. Whelan
Charles Irving ......... Judge
Martin Priest .......... Drake
Anna Hagen ............. Lila
Laurie Ichino .......... Jenny

5.10 [137] Ben Casey: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING 65937
15Nov65
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Kevin de Courcey & Barry Oringer
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Macdonald Carey ....... George McFadden
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson .......... Laura Fremont
Ned Glass ............. Dr. Abraham Goodman
With:
Billy Synder .......... Eggers
Harry Swoger .......... Ruby
Wolfe Barzelle ........ Danziger
Martin Priest ......... Drake
R.N. Bullard .......... Dr. Edward West
Scott Graham .......... Glover
Phil Posner ........... Danziger's Son
And Introducing:
Linda Gaye Scott ...... Dora McFadden

5.11 [138] Ben Casey: WHEN GIVERS PROVE UNKIND (part 1)
22Nov65 (continued on 5.13)
(title is taken from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet')
Written by Michael Zager & Arthur Dales
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Star:
Allyn Joslyn ............ Alec Bateman
Special Guest Star:
Wilfrid Hyde-White ...... Dr. Manning Taylor
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ............ Laura Fremont
Ned Glass ............... Dr. Abraham Goodman
And:
Linda Marsh ............. Claudia Bateman
With:
Gregory Morton .......... Walter Williams
Don Keefer .............. Vic
Jonathan Hole ........... Mr. Pinckney

5.12 [139] Ben Casey: THE MAN FROM QUASILIA
29Nov65
Written by Oliver Crawford & Arthur Dales
Directed by Irving Lerner
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Nico Minardos ........... Dr. Luis Campos
Barbara Luna ............ Teresa Bedoya
Special Guest Star:
Wilfrid Hyde-White ...... Dr. Manning Taylor
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ............ Laura Fremont
Ned Glass ............... Dr. Abraham Goodman
With:
Gregory Morton .......... Walter Williams
Victor French ........... Dr. Wood
(Highway to Heaven, Little House On the Prairie)
Joseph Mell ............. Dr. Marcus
Penny Santon ............ Mama Bedoya
Nicolas Surovy .......... Tony
Al Waxman ............... Plainclothesman

5.13 [140] Ben Casey: WHY DID THE DAY GO BACKWARDS? (part 2 of 5.11)
6Dec65
Written by Barry Oringer & Arthur Dales
Directed by Harvey Hart
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Special Guest Star:
Wilfrid Hyde-White ...... Dr. Manning Taylor
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ............ Laura Fremont
Curt Conway ............. Eddie Davis
Don Francks ............. Alan Ames
With:
Don Haggerty ............ Sam McKendrick
Steven Marlo ............ Jack Casey
Larry D. Mann ........... Joe Ricci
Jamie Farr .............. Bloom
Dennis Robertson ........ Dr. Albert Steele
Introducing:
Lainie Kazan ............ Delia

5.14 [141] Ben Casey: YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN A HOSPITAL?
20Dec65
Written by Chester Krumholz & Stephen W. Carbatsos
Directed by Harry Landers
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Sally Kellerman .......... Barbara Ames
Don Francks .............. Alan Ames
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ............. Laura Fremont
Lloyd Gough .............. Robert Hanley
With:
Noam Pitlik .............. Pathologist
Gregory Morton ........... Walter Williams
Bill Zuckert ............. Charlie Farmer
Robert Karnes ............ Jones
Craig Hundley ............ Michael Tevlin
Burt Mustin .............. Mr. Parker
Michael Murphy ........... Dr. J. Wells Savage

5.15 [142] Ben Casey: IF YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, YOU TOO CAN BE A LOSER
27Dec65
Written by John T. Dugan & Arthur Dales
Directed by Vincent Edwards
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Musical Score by Lalo Schifrin
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
David Jones .............. Greg Carter
(Davy Jones of "The Mokees")
Yonne Craig .............. Mary Dyboski Carter (Batman)
Also Starring:
Linda Lawson ............. Laura Fremont
Louise Latham ............ Ellen Carter
Lloyd Gough .............. Robert Hanley
With:
John McLiam .............. Andrew Carter
Vincent Gardenia ......... Mr. Tevlin
Otto Waldis .............. Stefan Dyboski
Duke Farley .............. Sir Edward Crane
Craig Hundley ............ Michael Tevlin
Dolores Quinton .......... Mrs. Tevlin
Gary Haynes .............. Murphy

5.16 [143] Ben Casey: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CRY HAVOC
Prod. no. 5731-144
3Jan66
Written by Howard Browne & Stephen W. Carabatsos
Directed by Harvey Hart
guest stars
Geraldine Brooks
Henry Beckman
Kathy Garver (Family Affair)
John Crowther
Virginia Gregg
Gregory Morton
Lloyd Gough
Lauren Gilbert
Craig Hundley
Vincent Gardenia
Dolores Quinlan

5.17 [144] Ben Casey: MEANTIME, WE SHALL EXPRESS OUR DARKER PURPOSE [FT]
Prod. no. 5731-145
10Jan66
(title taken from Shakespeare's 'King Lear')
Written by Ben Fox & Stephen W. Carabatsos
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars
Alfred Ryder ............ Mr. Kendrick
Robert Burr ............. Father Ingram
Also Starring:
Judi Meredith ........... Betty Cramer
Peter Lazer ............. Bobby Gelson
Virginia Gregg .......... Mrs. Graham
With:
Vincent Gardenia ........ Mr. Tevlin
Richard Karlan .......... Lt. Bruce Watson
Joey Tata ............... Dr. Wayne Marlow
Dolores Quinton ......... Mrs. Tevlin
Craig Hundley ........... Michael Tevlin

5.18 [145] Ben Casey: FOR SAN DIEGO, YOU NEED A DIFFERENT BUS (part 1/5)
Prod. no. 5731-146 (continued on episode 5.19)
17Jan66
Written by Barry Oringer & Arthur Dales
Directed by Harry Landers
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Dane Clark ............. Jack West
Sidney Blackmer ........ Dr. Morgan Granger
Also Starring:
Judi Meredith .......... Betty Cramer
Ann Elder .............. Nellie Wilder
Virginia Gregg ......... Mrs. Graham
Indus Arthur ........... Carla Granger
With:
Edmund Gilbert ......... Robert Cramer
Wolfe Barzell .......... Ignatz Berezinski
Davis Roberts .......... James Rockley
Gregory Mullavy ........ Dr. Malcolm Plum

5.19 [146] Ben Casey: SMILE, BABY, SMILE, IT'S ONLY TWENTY DOLS. OF PAIN (part 2/5)
Prdo. no. 5731-147 (continued on episode 5.20)
24Jan66
(title refers to 'Tic doloreaux' French for 'painful tic'
which has the scientific name 'trigeminal neuralgia')
Written by Harold Gast & Stephen W. Carabatsos
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars
Dana Wynter ............. Eva Robinson
Sidney Blackmer ......... Dr. Morgan Granger
Also Starring:
Judi Meredith ........... Betty Cramer
Indus Arthur ............ Carla Granger
Charles Francisco ....... Tom Loomis
Virginia Gregg .......... Mrs. Graham
Edmund Gilbert .......... Robert Cramer
Jan Shutan .............. Joanie Cramer
Joanne Gilbert .......... Miss Clausson
Pamela McMyler .......... Susan

5.20 [147] Ben Casey: FUN AND GAMES AND OTHER TRAGIC THINGS (part 3/5)
Prod. no. 5731-148 (continued on episode 5.21)
31Jan66
Written by Chester Krumholz & Arthur Dales
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates
Guest Stars:
Dolores Sutton ......... Ann Farnsworth
Sidney Blackmer ........ Dr. Morgan Granger
Frank Aletter .......... Tom Farnsworth
Also Starring:
Judi Meredith .......... Betty Cramer
Heidy Hunt ............. Paula Jordan
Indus Arthur ........... Carla Granger
Virginia Gregg ......... Mrs. Graham
With:
Noam Pitlik ............ Pathologist
Jan Shutan ............. Joanie Cramer
Edmund Gilbert ......... Robert Cramer

5.21 [148] Ben Casey: WEAVE NETS TO CATCH THE WIND (part 4/5)
Prod. no. 5731-149 (continued on episode 5.22)
7Feb66
(title is taken from John Webster's 1623 'The Devil's Law Case')
Adapted by Barry Oringer & Stephen W. Carabatsos / From the Story by Les Pine & Tina Rome
Directed by Marc Daniels
featured regular Jeanne Bate as Nurse Wills
guest stars
Sidney Blackmer
Jeanne Cooper
David Ladd
Edmund Gilbert
Judi Meredith
Jan Shutan
Gene Lyons
Rita D'Amico
Indus Arthur
Noam Pitlik
Lenore Kingston

5.22 [149] Ben Casey: LULLABY FOR A WIND-UP TOY (part 5/5)
Prod. no. 5731-150
14Feb66
Produced and Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Teleplay by Kevin de Courcey & Stephen W. Carabatsos
Story by William S.Leicester & Richard Bartlett, and Stephen W. Carabatsos
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Song "'Till Janice" Words and Music by Don Wolf
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Brooke Bundy ............ Janice Blaney
Sidney Blackmer ......... Dr. Morgan Granger
Special Guest Star:
Jack Carter ............. Fred Blaney
Also Starring:
Indus Arthur ............ Carla Granger
Sherwood Price .......... Owen Carter/Oren Carter
With:
Willard Sage ............ Morton Ulrich
Murray MacLeod .......... Artie Rhodes

5.23 [150] Ben Casey: WHERE DID ALL THE ROSES GO?
Prod no. 5731-151
21Feb66
Teleplay by Chester Krumholz and Stephen W. Carabatsos and Arthur Dales
Story by Barbara & Milton Merlin & Arthur Dales
Directed by Jud Taylor (on film) Marc Daniels (on copyright notice)
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Viveca Lindfors ............ Vivian Bennett
Kim Darby .................. Gail McBride
Also Starring:
Joe Maross ................. Dr. Charles Sutter
Sherwood Price ............. Owen Carter/Oren Carter
Ned Glass .................. Dr. Abe Goodman
Matt Clark ................. Mail Patient (Grace Under Fire)
Jayne Massey ............... Mickey Turner

5.24 [151] Ben Casey: TWENTY SIX WAYS TO SPELL HEARTBREAK, A, B, C, D...
Prod. no. 5731-152
28Feb66
Written by Robert Guy Barrows, Meredith Sklar & Arthur Dales
Directed by Harry Landers
Director of Photography William T. Cline
Regular Support Cast:
Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Jeanne Bates, Nick Dennis
Guest Stars:
Jack Weston .............. Ralph Alden
Peter Haskell ............ Dr. Anson Brooks
Also Starring:
Sherwood Price ........... Oren Carter/Owen Carter
Carole Mathews ........... Jennie Alden
Ned Glass ................ Dr. Abraham Goodman
Christopher Harris ....... Floyd Alden
Jhean Burton ............. Miss Newton
Margaret Blye ............ Susan Craig
Florida Friebus .......... Miss Marshall
(The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis)
Robert Lipton ............ Jerry Brewster

5.25 [152] Ben Casey: PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES, HERE COMES THE COLD WIND OF TRUTH
Prod. no. 5731-153
14Mar66
guest stars
Robert Lipton
Juliet Mills (Nanny & The Professor)
Sam Groom

5.26 [153] Ben Casey: THEN, SUDDENLY, PANIC (final episode of "Ben Casey")
21Mar66
Written by Ellis Marcus & Dean Riesner
Directed by Marc Daniels
guest stars
Janet Blair
Kathryn Crosby (widow of Bing)
Gavin MacLeod (Love Boat, Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Edith Leslie
Buddy Lewis
Bryan O'Byrne
Shirl Formberg
Richard Collier
Alice Rodriguez

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