CTVA US Medical - "Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal" (syndicated)(1955-57) starring John Howard

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Medical Drama Series

"Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal" (1955-57)  "The Adventures of The Sea Hawk" (1958-59))
Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (1955-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
George Orphanidys [GO] / Rina Fox [RF], James Beer, Robert B. Huggins, Jeannette Sloniowski
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Source: DVD Volume 1 - Alpha Video ALP 5036D 


Wesmoor production / copyright by Authors Playhouse, Inc.
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by Eugene Solow and Brewster Morgan
Based on the story by Lloyd C. Douglas

US medical series 1955-57   78 episodes x 30 min bw
starring:
John Howard
as Dr. Wayne Hudson
with:
Cheryl Callaway as Kathy Hudson, daughter
Olive Blakeney as Mrs. Grady, housekeeper
Frances Mercer as Nurse Ann Talbot
Jack Kelly as Dr. Bennett (early episodes)
Philip Tonge as Dr. Means (Head of the Hospital) (recurring) (1956-57)
Natalie Norwick as Nurse Hakopian (recurring)
Blossom Rock as Tacky,  Hospital's receptionist/ switchboard operator (recurring?) (1956-57)

Premise:
The problems faced by Dr. Wayne Hudson, a neurosurgeon at Center
Hospital, as he pioneers new methods of treatment.

Background:
John Howard next starred in the
series "The Adventures of the Sea Hawk" (1958)

Lloyd C. Douglas also wrote the novels
"Magnificent Obsession"
"White Banners"
"Disputed Passage"

"The Robe" - (1953 film starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons)

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[--] Triangle Theater: THE SHERIDAN STORY
11Nov55
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson brings a new lease on life to an embittered man. (film)

[00] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE SHERIDAN STORY
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Arthur Shields ......... Sheridan
Olive Blakeney ......... Mrs. Grady (recurring)
Blossom Rock ........... Tacky (recurring)
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Synopsis 1
Dr. Hudson helps a man who is embittered about the loss of his arm and
his frustrated dream of becoming a doctor. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Hudson brings a new lease on life to an embittered man.
(Synd: 11Nov55 on "Triangle Theater"- possibly the pilot episode)

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Syndcated Series.
Order varies depending on station airing the series.

1.1 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CARLTON STORY   [verified -JS/RF]
[Source: Alpha Video DVD Volume 1 - ALP 5036D]

copyright year unknown
Produced by Eugene Solow and Brewster Morgan
Screenplay by William Tunberg
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Starring:
John Howard (as Dr. Wayne Hudson)
Guest Cast:
Chester Stratton ....... Reverend Carlton
Diane Brewster ......... Mary Carlton
Carleton Young ......... Mr. Atkins
Rex Lease .............. Mr. Russell
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Olive Blakeney ......... Mrs. Grady (the housekeeper)
Cheryl Callaway ........ Kathy (his daughter) (recurring)
Harvey Grant ........... Georgie
Mimi Gibson ............ Linda
*
Production Designed by Nicolai Remisoff
Production Manager J. Paul Popkin
Director of photography Alan Stensvold, A.S.C.
Assistant Director .... Maxwell Henry
Film Editors .......... Warren Adams & Jerry Young
Casting ............... Lynn Stalmaster
Set Decorator .......... G.W. Berntsen
Makeup Artist ......... Kiva Hoffman
Costumer .............. Marjorie M. Henderson
Script Supervisor ..... Helen Gailey
Prop Master ........... Arthur Friedrich
Sound Engineer ........ James F. Mobley

Synopsis 1:
Dr. Hudson's young daughter blames herself when her Sunday School
teacher is killed in a car accident. (from the Alpha DVD case) [JS]
Synopsis 2:
A minister's wife loses her life saving Kathy from a speeding car. [GO]
Synopsis 3:
While Kathy and Georgie are playing, Kathy runs onto the road and Mary Carlton,
the Reverend's wife saves Kathy's life and loses her own. Kathy feeling guilt
ridden over the death finds it difficult to deal with. [RF]

 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: (possibly "The Calton Story")
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Hearing a newly ordained parson preach his first sermon, Dr. Hudson is reminded
of his childhood. [GO]

1.2 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MEANS STORY  [verified -JS/RF]
[Source: Alpha Video DVD Volume 1 - ALP 5036D]

copyright 1955 MCMLV by Authors Playhouse, Inc.
Produced by Eugene Solow and Brewester Morgan
Screenplay by Allan Scott
Directed by Peter Godfrey
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means
Fay Roope .............. Chairman (as Fay Roupe)
Don Beddoe ............. Vice-Chairman
Ken Patterson .......... Board Member
Justice Watson ......... Board Member
Frances Mercer ......... Ann Talbot
Renee Godfrey .......... Nurse
*
Production Designed by Nicolai Remisoff
Production Manager J. Paul Popkin
Director of photography Kenneth D. Peach, A.S.C.
Assistant Director .... Maxwell Henry
Film Editors .......... Warren Adams & Jerry Young
Casting ............... Lynn Stalmaster
Set Decortor .......... Clarence Strenson
Makeup Artist ......... Kiva Hoffman
Costumer .............. Marjorie M. Henderson
Script Supervisor ..... Helen Gailey
Prop Master ........... Arthur Friedrich
Sound Engineer ........ James F. Mobley

Synopsis 1:
When Dr. Hudson is offered a position as permanent head of Center Hospital, he faces a difficult decision. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Wayne is asked by the hospital board to betray a colleage who is recovering from surgery (Alpha DVD case) [JS]
Synopsis 3:
Dr. Hudson debates whether or not to accept a position as head of Center Hospital. [RF]

1.3 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: OFF THE PEDESTAL. [verified -JS/RF]
[Source: Alpha Video DVD Volume 1 - ALP 5036D]

copyright 1956 MCMLVI by Authore Playhouse, Inc.
Produced by Eugene Solow & Brewster Morgan
Screenplay by Herman J. Epstein
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Guest cast:
James Lydon ........... Roy Weston
Susan Morrow .......... Shirley Durlach
Morgan Jones .......... Phil Durlach
Philip Tonge .......... Dr. Means
Blossom Rock .......... Tacky (recurring)
Mickey Knox ........... Trotter
*
Production Designed by Nicolai Remisoff
Coordinator and Assistant Director .. Maxwell O. Henry
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Film Editors .......... Jerry Young
Casting ............... Lynn Stalmaster
Set Decorator ......... G.W. Berntsen
Makeup Artist ......... Gustaf Norin
Costumer .............. Byron Munson
Script Supervisor ..... Helen Gailey
Prop Master ........... Arthur Friedrich
Sound Engineer ........ Herman Lewis
Head Grip ............. Buss Gibson
Gaffer ................ Bobby Petzoldt

Synopsis:
A new doctor at Center Hospital soon becomes known as a "yes man."
Dr. Hudson is forced to prescribe some drastic treatment when the
young doctor develops a bad case of hero worship. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Young Dr. Roy Weston is Dr. Hudson's shadow, he admires him so much
that he neglects his future-wife-to-be. Shirley distraught over
the turn of events when Roy tells her that they are over, approaches
Dr. Hudson and accuses him of interferring in their lives. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A young doctor jeopardizes his relationship with the woman he loves when
Dr. Hudson gives him some fatherly advice. (Alpha DVD case) [JS]

1.4 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: A HOSPITAL MELODRAMA [verified -RF/JS]
[Source: Alpha Video DVD Volume 1 - ALP 5036D]

copyright 1957 MCMLVII by Authors Playhouse, Inc.
Produced by Eugene Solow & Brewster Morgan
Teleplay by Eugene Solow & William Birnkrant
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Starring: John Howard (as Dr. Wayne Hudson)
Guest cast:
Eddie Ryder ........... Dr. Cravens
Jean Porter ........... Dixie Dabney
Wade Cagle ............ Tom Parmenter
Philip Tonge .......... Dr. Means (recurring)
Frances Mercer ........ Ann Talbot
Robert Patten ......... Ambulance Doctor
Blossom Rock .......... Tacky (recurring)
*
Production Designed by Nicolai Remisoff
Coordinator and Assistant Director .. Maxwell O. Henry
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Film Editors .......... Jerry Young
Casting ............... Lynn Stalmaster
Set Decorator .......... G.W. Berntsen
Makeup Artist ......... Gustaf Norin
Costumer .............. Byron Munson
Script Supervisor ..... Helen Gailey
Prop Master ........... Arthur Friedrich
Sound Engineer ........ Herman Lewis
Head Grip ............. Buss Gibson
Gaffer ................ Bobby Petzoldt

Synopsis 1:
The young son of a multimillionaire is brought to the hospital in a coma. He has been disinherited
 because of an impulsive marriage, and he refuses to  admit his mistakes. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A comatose young man is admitted to the hospital and only Dr. Hudson can revive him. (Alpha DVD case) [JS]

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1.5 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DON BURNS STORY [verified on film]
(shown on "Serie Noire" circa 1992 in Europe)
Copyright 1955 MCMLV by Authors Playhouse, Inc.
Produced by Eugene Solow and Brewster Morgan
Screenplay by Paul Franklin/
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Starring:
John Howard (as Dr. Wayne Hudson)
Guest Cast:
Peter Thompson ....... Dr. Don Burns
Sallie Brophy ........ Frances Mellin
Phillip Tonge ........ Dr. Means (recurring)
Phil Rich ............ Dr. Baker
Dub Taylor ........... Alec Haley
Marjorie Bennett ..... Mrs. Wheeler
Madge Cleveleand ..... Mrs. Kelso
*
Production Designed by Nicolai Remisoff
Production Manager J. Paul Popkin
Director of Photography Alan Stensvold, A.S.C.
*
Assistant Director ... Maxwell Henry
Film Editors ......... Warren Adams/Jerry Young
Casting .............. Lynn Stalmaster
Set Decorator ........ Al Kegerris
Makeup Artist ........ Kiva Hoffman
Costumer ............. Marjorie M. Henderson
Script Supervisor .... Helen Gailey
Prop Master .......... Arthur Friedrich
Sound Engineer ....... James F. Mobley
Logo - RCA Sound Recording

Synopsis 1:
This episode (possibly the pilot) tells the story of Dr. Hudson
trying to choose between a city hospital or a small country practice.
Synopsis 2:
After young Dr. Burns spends two frustrating years battling to save
patients in a small town without proper medical facilities, he is
determined to go back to Center Hospital. [GO]

1.6 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DR. BENNETT STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Jack Kelly ............. Dr. Bennett (recurring)
Marjorie Owens ......... Mrs. Bennett
Synopsis:
Young Dr. Bennett is a brilliant surgeon, but underestimates his abilities as an all-round doctor.
His wife, though proud of him,  begins to feel neglected. [GO]

1.7 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CAROLYN BENNETT STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Jack Kelly ............. Dr. Bennett (recurring)
Marjorie Owens ......... Carolyn Bennett
Synopsis:
When the wife of a surgeon has a "blue baby," Dr. Hudson encourages the
young man to attempt an operation to save the child's life. [GO]

1.8 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: INVOLUNTARY DONOR
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Percy Helton
Synopsis:
A millionaire abuses the privileges of the free clinic at Center
Hospital, and Dr. Hudson decides to teach him a few basic truths about life. [GO]

1.9 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: GRANDMA BROWN
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Sydney Smith
Charlotte Knight
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson helps a colleague solve a medical problem and
averts an epidemic that threatens Center City. [GO]

1.10 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE WILDCATTERS
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
A man flies his unconscious son-in-law in from the oil fields where the boy has been
seriously injured and Dr. Hudson battles to save his life. [GO]

1.11 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE JOE BLACK STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Hal K. Dawson
Hank Patterson
Cheryl Callaway ......... Kathy Hudson, daughter (recurring)
Synopsis:
Kathy's playmate, the janitor's son, is injured in an accident, and Dr. Hudson fights to save his life.
His father's aggressive  behavior alienates all those who could help him. [GO]

1.12 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE IRENE BURKE STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Marianne Stewart ....... Barbara Burke
Unknown ................ Ed Burke
Synopsis:
Ed Burke tells his wife he is going on a business trip. Actually, he is entering Center Hospital for an operation. [GO]

1.13 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE TRANCE BABY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Alexander Campbell
Synopsis:
When a baby is delivered by hypnosis because of the state of
the mother's health, the child's father immediately informs the newspapers. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A new father creates a stir when he reveals that his wife gave birth under hypnosis. [RF]

1.14 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: I KILLED MY DADDY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Larry White
Virginia Vincent
Lewis Martin
Synopsis 1:
A boy undergoes a successful operation but is paralyzed when it is time to go home. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A boy is operated on successfully but when it is time for him to get
out of bed, he becomes paralyzed from the waist down. [RF]
(Synd: 21Jul57 NBC WSYR-TV Syracuse, Sun 10:30pm)

1.15 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: SWAN SONG
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Follansbee, former head of Center Hospital, returns as a patient. He disagrees with the therapy prescribed
by his successor. His old friend, a nurse, comes out of retirement to point the way to a new life. [GO]

[--] Unknown (possibly "Swan Song")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Edith Evanson
Florenz Ames (as Dr. Follansbee ?
)
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means
Blossom Rock ........... Tacky
Synopsis:
The former head of Center Hospital disagrees with therapy prescribed by his successor. [RF]

1.16 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE FOUNDLING STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson finds himself in no position to care for a child left
on his doorstep. The problem is solved in a strange way. [GO]

1.17 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE WERNER STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson becomes interested in William Werner, a wealthy businessman who has attempted suicide. [GO]

1.18 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE PIANIST STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
John Marley
Antony Eustrel
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson tries to help a noted pianist when his right side becomes paralyzed. [GO]

1.19 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE ACTRESS STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson tries to help a movie queen forget her fears of fading youth. [GO]

1.20 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CAROLINE STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Nancy Hadley ........... Caroline
Synopsis:
A young girl falls in love with Dr. Hudson. [GO]

1.21 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE KATHY STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Cheryl Callaway ........ Kathy Hudson, daughter (recurring)
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson's young daughter feels neglected and finds a new source of friendship. [GO]

1.22 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: TWO MINUTES LATE
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Sammy Ogg
William Vedder
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson tries to help a juvenile delinquent. [GO]
(Synd: 12Dec1956 ABC , CBS affiliate WSTV-TV Steubenville, OH Wed 7pm ET)

1.23 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE FOLADARE BEQUEST
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Vinton Hayworth
Synopsis:
When a fussy millionaire comes to spend a week with Dr. Hudson, he sends a special menu to be prepared for him.
The menu leads Dr. Hudson to the diagnosis of an unusual allergy and wins a bequest for the clinic. [GO]

1.24 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: FATHER AND SON: DOCTORS
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Russell Hicks
Raymond Greenleaf
Synopsis:
An elderly physician refuses to step aside when his son wants to take his
place. Several difficulties arise when the son moves in to takeover the practice. [GO]

1.25 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE SCORE CARD
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Ron Hagerthy
William Bakewell
Helene Heigh
Cheryl Callaway ........ Kathy Hudson, daughter (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
On his first night there, a young boy, the son of wealthy parents,
runs away from Center Hospital and Dr. Hudson goes in search of him. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A young boy, terrified at the idea of medical tests, runs away from the hospital. [RF]

1.26 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: DR. HUDSON'S DREAM
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Hudson has a strange dream while working with a doctor on the problems of old age. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
During a lecture on prolonging life, Hudson has a most unusual dream. [RF]

1.27 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MARY OWENS STORY
Starring: John Howard (as Dr. Wayne Hudson)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...... Mary Owens
Synopsis 1:
When her mother bitterly opposes her daughter's marriage to an intern, Dr. Hudson reveals a frightening fact to her. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A mother bitterly opposes her young daughter's marriage to an intern at Center Hospital. [RF]
(Synd: 08Sep57 NBC Sun)

1.28 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: A HANDFUL OF SALT
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Sydney Smith
Mickey Simpson
Curtis Cooksey
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Synopsis:
Five people are admitted to Center Hospital, all of whom have been poisoned. Dr. Hudson solves the mystery. [GO]

1.29 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: BOTH BABY AND ME
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Everett Glass
Sarah Selby
Synopsis:
A married couple seeks Dr. Hudson's help in adopting a child despite difficulties that arise. [GO]

1.30 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: A LUCKY ACCIDENT
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Everett Glass
Synopsis:
Nurse Talbot lends assistance at an accident on her way home from work and is
later accused of malpractice by the man's hysterical and vindictive wife. [GO]

1.31 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE NELL BARLOW STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson looks up the daughter of an old friend and it changes the
course of her entire life. She is recovering from an unhappy romance. [GO]

1.32 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: FOR VANITY'S SAKE
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson's exam of his young assistant's fiance involves a
diagnosis which saves the girl's life in more ways than one. [GO]

1.33 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CORA LUND STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Jean Inness
Clancy Cooper
Steve Terrell
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
A young mechanic is sure his mother is dying and begs Dr. Hudson to save her life. [GO]

1.34 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE LITTLE PROMOTER
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
George Winslow
June Vincent
Synopsis:
A hospital newsboy is adopted out of an orphanage and causes
complications when he looks for parents for his younger brother. [GO]

1.35 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: LOVE IN WHITE SHOES
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest Cast:
Fay Roope as
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
Spring fever induces nurse Hakipian to look for a husband. Her search has some very amusing results. [GO]

1.36 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE LIVINGSTONE STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Ann Doran .............. Beatrice Livingston
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
An overbearing nurse is hated by everyone in the hospital until Dr. Hudson gives her a helping hand. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Hudson is puzzled by the overbearing attitude of Center Hospital's head nurse. [RF]
(Synd: 22Jan56 ABC-CBS-NBC affiliate KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Pa, Sunday)

1.37 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CORONER STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson is called out by a detective and the daughter of a dead banker to solve the latter's death. [GO]

1.38 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE HUGH ADAMS STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Hugh Adams undergoes emergency surgery, and Dr. Hudson struggles to keep him alive, even though he doesn't want to live. [GO]

[--] Unknown (posibly "The Hugh Adams Story")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Jean Inness
Brett Halsey
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson struggles to keep a patient alive against the sick man's wishes. [RF]


1.39 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE GROGAN STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson and Center Hospital become innocently involved with an
unscrupulous couple who offer their children for adoption in order to gain funds. [GO]

1.40 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DAGGETT STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Everett Glass
Synopsis:
Four people are hospitalized after eating improperly canned food. [GO]

1.41 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE CONROY STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Joe Walker ............. Tim Watson
Synopsis 1:
Tim Watson's best friend dies, despite Dr. Hudson's best efforts. Tim
announces that he is through with the great surgeon and Medicine. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
The death of his best friend during surgery has also killed Tim Watson's faith in Dr. Hudson. [RF]

1.42 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE JOE MILTON STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Val Dufour
Robert Knapp
Synopsis:
A young man needing an operation to restore his sanity is accused of murder. [GO]

1.43 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: MRS. GRADY'S DELUSIONS
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Olive Blakeney ......... Mrs. Grady (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson's housekeeper is rushed to the hospital with acute appendicitis.
There, she meets another patient who indoctrinates her into hospital routine. [GO]

1.44 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: EAGER BEAVER, MD
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Robert Quarry
Alexander Campbell
Virginia Eiler
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson tries to teach a young doctor that one can be too conscientious. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Hudson tries to teach an over conscientious intern a lesson. [RF]

1.45 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MATCHMAKER
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson matchmakes for a friend, only to find that he has placed him
at the mercy of a dominating mother-in-law to be. [GO]

[--] Unknown (possibly "The Matchmaker")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Peggy Stewart
Whit Bissell
Synopsis:
An irate future mother-in-law ruins Dr. Hudson's effort to play Cupid for a bachelor friend. [RF]

1.46 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: MEDICAL WHO-DUN-IT.
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Eddie Ryder ............ Dr. Cravens
Mike McHale
Synopsis:
Center Hospital becomes the scene of strange events when agents from
the narcotics bureau investigate the theft of drugs. [GO]

1.47 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: A REAL DOLL
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Philip Tonge ........... Dr. Means (recurring)
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson cannot understand why an ambulance driver, supposedly happily married, volunteers for night duty.
 Then, the ambulance driver's wife  is wounded and admitted to Center Hospital. [GO]

1.48 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE BETTY STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Allene Roberts
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot
Synopsis:
A young nurse disregards professional ethics and tells the press of
Dr. Hudson's success in a delicate brain operation. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A nurse breaches professional ethics and hospital politics when she
brags to the press about a successful brain operation.

1.49 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE SHERIDAN STORY
(see "possible" pilot episode at top of guide)


1.50 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE HAKOPIAN STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Helen Wallace
Synopsis:
An emotional young nurse finds her life changed at Center Hospital. [GO]

1.51 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DOCTOR'S LADY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Jane Yama
Robert Patten
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Hudson calls in a Chinese doctor to aid in treating a laundry man's wife. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A Chinese doctor is summoned when a dying woman holds a traditional party at her bedside.

1.52 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MARION MERRILL STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest Cast:
Jean Howell,
Jerry Paris
Synopsis 1:
Two doctors apply for a position as resident physicians and Dr. Hudson must choose between them. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Two doctors apply at Center Hospital for the position of resident physician.
Dr. Hudson chooses the young woman doctor. [James Beer]
(Synd. rerun: 11Jul61, WTCN-11 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN, Tue 2:30pm CDT)

1.53 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MRS. JACKSON STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Victoria Ward
Judith Ames
Synopsis:
A beautiful woman charms the doctors and antagonizes the nurses at Center Hospital. [GO]

1.54 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DENBY STORY
(1955-57)
13Jan58
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Dabbs Greer
Synopsis 1:
A dying man has doctors from all over the country at his bedside. Each of them is indebted to him in some way. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
When an old man is brought unconscious to Center Hospital, physicians from all over the country fly to his bedside to stand vigil. [RF]

1.55 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE FESTON STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Joe Walker ............. Tim Watson (recurring)
Alan Wells
Cheryl Callaway ........ Kathy Hudson (daughter)(recurring)
Synopsis:
A stray dog that attaches itself to Kathy endangers her life and also that of Tim Watson. [GO]

1.56 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MASON STORY
1955
Produced by Eugene Solow & Brewster Morgan [RF]
Directed by Peter Godfrey
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest Cast:
Betty Caulfield
Liam Sullivan
Damian O'Flynn
Helen Heigh
Juney Ellis
Mildred Bruce
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson is called during a blizzard to help a girl who is suffering from shock. [GO]

1.57 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MITCH HARRIS STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Joe Walker ............. Tim Watson (recurring)
Ralph Votrian .......... Mitch Harris
Synopsis:
Tim Watson befriends a teenager. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Tim Watson's friendliness toward a teen-age car thief causes trouble for Center Hospital.

1.58 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE TIM STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Joe Walker ............. Tim Watson (recurring)
Olive Blakeney ......... Mrs. Grady (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson captures a young thief who injures his hand when he tries to escape through a window. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Hudson takes an interest in a young thief. [RF]

1.59 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE TONY STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Anthony Caruso ......... Tony
Vito Scotti
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Hudson performs daring surgery to save a railroad worker who risked his life to save an old man. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A railroad worker risks his life to save an old man. [RF]

1.60 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DIANA STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Touch Connors (aka Mike Connors)
Gloria Talbott
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
A brilliant young intern falls in love and secretly marries a nurse, despite hospital regulations. When his wife 
becomes pregnant, the intern decides to quit the hospital for a better paying job. Dr. Hudson steps in. [GO]

1.61 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE FAULKNER STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Carl Benton Reid ....... Clive Faulkner
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson accepts a great responsibility when he meets sculptor Clive Faulkner. [GO]

1.62 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE BRENTHURST STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson tries to help a patient who needs to face reality. [GO]

1.63 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE DOLLY McGUIRE STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest Cast:
Betty Sinclair
Edward Platt
Synopsis:
An elderly female is seriously burned in a fire, and extensive skin grafting is necessary to save her life.
She refuses aid, and Dr. Hudson decides to  take drastic steps. [GO]

1.64 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE ANN TALBOT STORY
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
(1955-57)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson has not married since the death of his wife. In this episode, he tells why. [GO]

1.65 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE AUNT JANE STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
A cantankerous old lady lives with her daughter and causes much strife in the family. [GO]

[--] Unknown (possibly "The Aunt Jane Story")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Natalie Masters
Dorothy Adams
Synopsis:
A cantankerous mother-in-law is placed, under protest, in a home for the aged. [RF]

1.66 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE POTACKY STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Everett Glass
Lisa Golm
Synopsis 1:
A child's life hangs in the balance when an unscrupulous lawyer unearths an old law
that prohibits medical  attention to a minor without parental  consent. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
A child's life depends on parental consent to medical attention.

1.67 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE OSCAR PERKINS STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Herb Butterfield
Frances Mercer ......... Nurse Ann Talbot (recurring)
Synopsis:
Problems of a country doctor in keeping up with medical advancements are shown. [GO]

1.68 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: NO PRIVATE ROOM
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Isobel Elsom
Justice Watson
Synopsis:
The character of one of Center Hospital's most generous benefactors undergoes a drastic change
 when she is suddenly hospitalized and forced to share a ward with three other patients. [GO]
Synopsis:
A snobbish hospital benefactor changes her attitudes when she's forced to share a ward. [RF]

1.69 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: TOMORROW NEVER COMES (aka NO TOMORROW)
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest Cast:
June Vincent
Grant Withers
Synopsis:
While on a cruise for a much needed rest, Dr. Hudson meets
a woman who mysteriously disappears after leaving him a note. [GO]

1.70 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: CLASS REUNION
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Tyler McVey
Marianne Stewart
Synopsis:
The funeral of one of Dr. Hudson's classmates brings together an assortment of friends. [GO]

1.71 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE MARTINEZ STORY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Abel Fernandez
Synopsis:
When a Mexican ballplayer is hit by a pitched ball and brought to Center
Hospital, Dr. Hudson becomes involved in racial discord. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Racial hatred surfaces when a Mexican ballplayer is accused of attempted manslaughter. [RF]

1.72 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: A RED HERRING
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Liam Sullivan .......... Walker Deering
Diane Brewster ......... Nell Barlow
Olive Blakeney ......... Mrs. Grady (recurring)
Synopsis:
A painter, in love with Nell Barlow, feels Dr. Hudson can help the courtship. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Painter Walker Deering tries to win the affections of Nurse Barlow. [RF]

[--] Unknown (possibly "A Red Herring")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Diane Brewster
Liam Sullivan
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson visits an old friend in Paris and changes the course of her life. [RF]

1.73 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: TWO FOR THE MONEY
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
A rivalry between two of Center Hospital's benefactors results in confusion. [GO]

[--] Unknown (possibly "Two for the Money")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Dabbs Greer
Percy Helton
Synopsis:
Rivalry between two hospital benefactors centers upon an unwitting Dr. Hudson. [RF]


1.74 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: ESCAPE INTO LIFE
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Christopher Dark
Jeanne Bates
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson must tell a brilliant and promising young doctor that he has Multiple Sclerosis. [GO]

1.75 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: DREAM COTTAGE (aka The Widow)
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Linda Bennett
Peter Thompson
Natalie Norwick .......... Nurse Hakopian (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Hudson advises a young female bereaved by the death of her husband to do volunteer work at the hospital. [GO]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Hudson advises a bereaved widow to do volunteer work at the hospital.

1.76 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: FLAG ALL TRAINS
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Mark Roberts
Eddie Ryder ............ Dr. Cravens
Synopsis:
A convict, en route to the penitentiary, escapes when a train bogs down during a flood. [GO]

1.77 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: OLD ENGLISH
(1955-57)
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Synopsis:
A missing boy's playmate pledged to secrecy--refuses to tell where his friend has gone. [GO]

1.78 [--] Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal: THE ALICE TAYLOR STORY

[--] Unknown (possibly "The Alice Taylor Story")
starring John Howard ... Dr. Wayne Hudson
Guest cast:
Christopher Dark
Casey Adams
Gloria McGee
Synopsis:
A nurse becomes engaged to a paraplegic then learns he'd rather die than have her marry someone disabled. [RF]
 

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