CTVA US Medical - "DocElliot"( Lorimar/ABC)(1973-74) starring James Franciscus

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Doc Elliot
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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DOC ELLIOT
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Lorimar production
in association with Corsican Productions, Inc.
Executive Producer Lee Rich
Produced by Sandor Stern
for
ABC (Wednesdays 10:00 PM EST
US Medical Drama series 1973-74 14 episodes x 60 min color
 (10Oct73-14Aug74)
starring
James Franciscus as Dr. Benjamin Elliot
with
Neva Patterson as Margaret 'Mags' Brimble
Noah Beery, Jr as Barney Weeks
Bo Hopkins as Eldred McCoy

Premise:
The life of a country practitioner in the American south west,
making house calls in a camper. Pleasant, modest low-key country dramas.

The story of Dr. Benjamin Elliot, a New York staff doctor at Bellevue
Hospital, who resigns his position and retreats to the backwoods of
Southern Colorado. There, as the only physician, he seeks to help people
with care and involvement which he was not able to do in New York. His
new patients are spread over rugged terrain and his "house calls" were
made by plane (piloted by Eldred) or in a four wheel drive truck. Mags
was the widow of the area's former doctor and becomes Doc Elliot's
assistant, and Barney is the owner of the general store.

'Doc Elliot' theme music by Marvin Hamlisch

background music by Earle Hagen

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 ABC Wednesdays 10:00 PM Eastern
Once-a-month replacement for "Owen Marshall" (Oct-Dec74)
then Weekly (Jan74-Aug74)

1.01 [--] Doc Elliot: AND ALL YE NEED TO KNOW
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8154
10Oct73 ABC Wed (rerun 08May74)
written by Sandor Stern
directed by Robert Totten
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher
guest stars
Meredith Baxter ...... Jenny
Mills Watson ......... Emmett
Lou Massad ........... Dr. Keller
William Mims ......... Baker
Ed McCready .......... Hardy
Woodrow Chambliss .... Kelsey
Link Wyler ........... Lloyd Patterson
John Mitchum ......... Tucker
Synopsis:
Ben fights to help a young blind woman whose reclusive husband opposes
an operation that could restore her eyesight. [RF]

1.02 [--] Doc Elliot: A MAN OF IMPORTANCE
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8152 (copyright date 3Nov74)
14Nov73 or 21Nov73 ABC Wed (airdate to be verified)
written by Charles A. McDaniel
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Al Francis
film edited by Howard Smith, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Will Geer ............ Paul Bartlett
Leif Garrett ......... Jamie
Victor Campos ........ Richard Ramirez
Willard Sage ......... Hewlett
Russell Thorson ...... Dr. Maddox
Jay MacIntosh ........ Mrs. Hewlett
Garry Walberg ........ Varrick
George DiCenzo ....... Jim Semple
Synopsis:
A stubborn old rancher is refusing to sell his place to land developers.
Unwilling to forfeit his lake-front property, the real estate people
have come up with a plan - have the feisty old man declared insane. [RF]

[03] Doc Elliot: THE TOUCH OF GOD
episode title on script "The Broken in heart"
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8153>
copyright date 23Jan74
written by Anthony Lawrence
directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Tyne Daly
Royal Dano
Ford Rainey
Jessica Myerson
Tom Waters

[04] Doc Elliot: NO PLACE TO GO
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8151>
copyright date 30Jan74
written by Walter Black
directed by Daniel Haller
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Alan L. Jaggs, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
John David Carson
Kathleen Cody
R.G. Armstrong
Maggie Malooly

[05] Doc Elliot: A SMALL HAND OF FRIENDSHIP
episode title on script "The Ordeal of Bonnie Ames"
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8155>
copyright date 6Feb74
written by Alan Savage
directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher, Gene Fowler.
guest stars
Beverly Garland
Leonard Stone
Clint Howard

[06] Doc Elliot: THE RUNNER
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8161>
copyright date 13Feb74
written by Richard Carr
directed by Edward Abroms
director of photography: Al Francis
film edited by Samuel E. Beetley, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Morgan Woodward
Sam Bottoms
Harry Carey Jr.

1.07 [--] Doc Elliot: THE CARRIER
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8157 (copyright date 20Feb74)
20Feb74 ABC Wed (rerun 24Jul74)
written by John McGreevey
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Howard Smith, Alan L. Jaggs & Gene Fowler
guest stars
Lonnie Chapman ...... Everett Graham
Jeanne Cooper ....... Helen Graham
John Lupton ......... Vern Oliver
Heather North ....... Amy Oliver
Tony Geary .......... Dennis Graham
Pat Delany .......... Mrs. Braden
Synopsis:
Ben's search for the source of a typhoid epidemic leads him to a
contaminated spring and a secretive couple who are strangely reluctant
to answer the questions. [RF]

[08] Doc Elliot: A TIME TO LIVE
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8162>
copyright date 27Feb74
written by Walter Black
directed by James Sheldon
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Samuel E. Beetley, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Sam Elliot
Katherine Justice

[09] Doc Elliot: A TIME TO GROW
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8160>
copyright date 6Mar74
written by Sandor Stern
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Susan Brown
Sally Kemp
Brandon Cruz

1.10 [--] Doc Elliot: THE GOLD MINE
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8159 (copyright date 13Mar74)
13Mar74 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Sandor Stern and John Kingsbridge
Story by John Kingsbridge
Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher & Gene Fowler
guest stars
Merle Haggard ......... Owen Henderson
Edith Atwater ......... Emma Johnson
Heidi Vaughn .......... Laura Shea
Karl Swenson .......... Mike Shea
Hoke Howell ........... Sam
Richard O'Brien ....... Charlie Webb
Ken Mayer ............. Ford
Synopsis:
The head of a stubborn group of miners are determined to find a new vein
of gold, they are risking their lives in an old mine. [RF]

1.11 [--] Doc Elliot: SURVIVAL
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8163 (copyright date 27Mar74)
27Mar74 ABC Wed
Written by Robert Earll
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Samuel E. Beetley, Gene Fowler, Jr.
guest stars
Christine Belford ...... Joy Neimeyer
John Ericson ........... Raymond Boardlow
Nancy King ............. Paula Boardlow
Philip Pine ............ Arthur Beetly
Kathy Baumann .......... Sue Ellen McKendrick
Harry Hauss ............ Helicopter Pilot
Synopsis:
Stranded in the wilds after a plane crash, Ben and his companions face
staggering odds in their fight for survival. One passenger is critically
injured and the pilot has been bitten by a rattlesnake while on the way
to get help. [RF]

[12] Doc Elliot: THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
<43-8167>
copyright date 3Apr74
written by Skip Webster
directed by James Sheldon
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Marjorie Fowler & Gene Fowler
guest stars
Tim O'Connor
Lane Bradbury
Joan Blackman
Stuart Nisbet

1.13 [--] Doc Elliot: THE BROTHERS
Lorimar prod. no. 43-8165 (copyright date 10Apr74)
10Apr74 ABC Wed (rerun 31Jul74)
written by Don Ingalls
directed by James Brown
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Samuel E. Beetley & Gene Fowler
guest stars
Cal Bellini ...... Johnny Meade
Victor Mohica .... Luke Meade
Victoria Racimo .. Robin Meade
Howard Platt ..... Harvey
Synopsis:
Grief and remorse threaten to crush a young man after he causes an
accident that maims his older brother. To add to the youth's torment, the
brother is too bitter about his misfortune to be forgiving. [RF]

[14] Doc Elliot: THE PHARMACIST (final episode)
Lorimar prod. no. <43-8166>
copyright date 1May74
teleplay by Sandor Stern
story by Sandor Stern & Gerri Chuchian
directed by Sandor Stern
director of photography Al Francis
film edited by Bill Mosher & Gene Fowler
guest stars
Paul Fix
Mitch Vogel
John Karlen
Jordan Rhodes

(un-used production nos.)
<43-8164>
<43-8158>
<43-8156>

 
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