CTVA US Medical - "Diagnosis: Unknown" (CBS)(Summer 1960) starring Patrick O'Neal

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Diagnosis: Unknown
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York , Rina Fox,  Margot Sheehan (Prod. co.)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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DIAGNOSIS: UNKNOWN
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Desilu Studios [MS]
for
CBS (Tuesdays 10:00 pm EST)
Produced by Leo Davis, Bob Banner

US Medical-Crime Drama series 1960 10 episodes x 60 min bw
5Jul60-20Sep60
starring
Patrick O'Neal as Dr. Daniel Coffee
Cal Bellini as Dr. Motilal Mookerji
Phyllis Newman as Doris Hudson
Chester Morris as Det. Capt. Max Ritter
Martin Huston as Link

Premise:
Stories about a crime-solving pathologist using forensic medicine to
assist in police investigations.

Trivia: Initially the series was to be called "Diagnosis Homicide,"
but the title implied too "much violence in these days of deploring
violence, so "Diagnosis Unknown" was substituted after another
change from DX: Unknown.

Directors included: Paul Stanley, William Corrigan

Patrick O'Neal had previously starred in the comedy-mystery  series
"Dick And The Duchess" (1957-58) co-starring Hazel Court (filmed in England)

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CBS Tuesdays 10:00 pm EST

1.1 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: THE CASE OF THE RADIANT WINE
05Jul1960 CBS Tue
Written by Joel Carpenter
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest cast:
Tom Bosley .......... Freddie Ziegler
Patricia Barry ...... Aurora Farnum
Larry Hagman ........ Don Harding
Murray Matheson ..... Lester Farnum
Millette Alexander .. Olivia Brenn
Synopsis:
After a young artists' model and woman-about town is slain in her apartment,
Dr. Daniel Coffee, a hospital pathologist is asked to help unravel the
circumstances surrounding her death. [RF]

12-Jul-1960 pre-empted for the Democratic Convention
19-Jul-1960 pre-empted see note attached to episode "A Sudden Stillness".
26-Jul-1960 pre-empted for the Republican Convention

                                      
1.2 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: MAIN COURSE----MURDER
02Aug1960 CBS Tue
Written by Theodore Apstein
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest cast:
Jack Carter
Haila Stoddard
Paul Stewart
Frederic Tozere
James Monks
Synopsis:
A millionaire archeologist hosts an unusual dinner where each guest contributes
a course of the menu. [RF]

1.3 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: A SUDDEN STILLNESS
09Aug1960 CBS Tue (postponed from 19Jul60)  
Written by Alvin Boretz
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest cast:
Zachary Scott ....... Alex Morton
Gretchen Wyler ...... Linda Morton
Barbara Baxley ...... Eve White
Louis Zurich ........ Dr. Singh
William Raine ....... Maynard
Don Francks
Synopsis:
A man asks Dr. Coffee to prove that the driver of the car which killed his wife
was not responsible for her death. [RF]

*NOTE: "A Sudden Stillness" Was to have originally aired July 19, 1960 but was pulled
at the last minute by the network. The reason was that the substitute episode was felt
to be more in keeping with the premise of the show. [RF]

1.4 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: FINAL PERFORMANCE
16Aug1960 CBS Tue
Written by Elliot Norman
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest cast:
Philip Abbott ....... Pete Loper
Beatrice Straight ... Rhoda Clarence
Staats Cotsworth .... Oliver Wren
DIANA VAN DER VLIS
BOBBY HOWES

Synopsis:
An actor is murdered during a play. The blame falls on the entire company until
Dr. Coffee can figure out who committed the deed. [RF]

1.5 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: THE CASE OF THE ELDER
23Aug1960 CBS Tue
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest cast:
Addison Powell ...... Elder Gaunt
Joan Hotchkis ....... Ruth
Judith Lowry ........ Grammie
JIM BOLES,
VICTOR KILIAN
VICTOR BEAKEL
AL HENDERSON 

Synopsis:
When Elder's wife dies under mysterious circumstances, homicide strikes and
obscure sect to find out what happened. [RF]

1.6 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: THE CURSE OF THE GYPSY
30Aug60 CBS Tue
Adapted by Elliott Norman / From a story by Bill Ballinger
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest Cast:
Luba Malin .......... Esmeralda
Michael Tolan ....... Janko
Paul Tripp .......... Ed Marvin
Jessica Walter
Susan Melvyn
Gene Patterson
Synopsis:
Those bloodstains in Gilbert Fletcher's resort home - they're not
human. That's what Dr. Coffee discovers when called on to investigate
the disappearance and apparent murder of the shady stockbroker.
And why does Fletcher's wife take the whole matter so nonchalantly? [RF]

1.7 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: GINA, GINA
06Sep60 CBS Tue
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest Cast:
Telly Savalas ....... Irish Tony Salivarro
Tim O'Connor
Joan Hackett
Harry Kidson
Johnny Janis
John Ramondetta
Harold Gary
Synopsis:
The homicide of a young singer become entangled when the family loyalties scatter. [RF]

1.8 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: THE PARASITE
(prod/script. no. 9)
13Sep60 CBS Tue
Written by Steven Gethers
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest Cast:
Torin Thatcher ...... Professor Paul Gordon
Jeanne Bal .......... Dorothy Gordon
Biff McGuire ........ Jim Wallace
Ruth White .......... Mrs. Layton
Synopsis:
When a murdered man is found in the home of Professor Gordon, Detective Captain
Max Ritter calls in Dr. Coffee. When the Professor confesses to the crime, Coffee
is doubtful and investigates further. [RF]

1.9 [--] Diagnosis: Unknown: THE RED DEATH
(prod/script. no. 10)
20Sep60 CBS Tue
Written by Elliot Norman
Starring: Patrick O'Neal (as Dr. Daniel Coffee)
Guest Cast:
Harry Millard ....... Cyril Newberry
Cynthia O'Neal ...... Gilda
Olive Deering
Robert Carroll
Harry Davis
Synopsis:
A masquerade ball ends up in death for one of the guests. [RF]
 
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