CTVA US Medical - "Dr. Kildare" (MGM-Arena/NBC) Season 1 (1961-62)

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Starring Richard Chamberlain & Raymond Massey (b-w)
Season 1 (NBC) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Dr. Kildare ################
############## season 1 1961-62 ##############
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NBC Thursdays 8:30 pm
33 episodes x 60 min. black and white
Produced by Herbert Hirschman

1.1 Dr. Kildare: TWENTY FOUR HOURS (60 min. bw pilot)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6501
28Sep61
Directed by Boris Sagal
starring
Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey
and
Jack Weston ........ Dr. Justin Muntag
Special Guest Star:
Beverly Garland .... Julia Dressard
*
Carol Rossen ....... Dr. Emmy Lorfield
Gina Gillespie
Synopsis 1:
Gillespie criticizes Kildare for being abrupt with an abusive patient.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Kildare is trying to win a residency under Dr. Gillespie and hopes
to impress the consultant with his handling of an alcoholic patient. [RF]

1.2 [--] Dr. Kildare: IMMUNITY (60 min. bw)
5Oct61
Directed by Boris Sagal
Guest Stars:
Gail Kobe ..................... Dr. Anne Warner
Ted Knight .................... Henryk
with
William Fawcett ............... Cox
Charles H. Radilac ............ Wolski
Sandor Szabo .................. Gorski
Naomi Stevens ................. Aunt Kasia
Eddie Ryder ................... Dr. Simon Agurski (regular)
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. John Kapish (regular)
Sylvia Daneel ................. Antonia

1.3 [--] Dr. Kildare: SHINING IMAGE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6511
12Oct61 NBC Thur
Dr. Kildare - Shining Image - Part 1
 Dr. Kildare - Shining Image - Part 2
Dr. Kildare - Shining Image - Part 3
 Dr. Kildare - Shining Image - Part 4
Dr. Kildare - Shining Image - Part 5
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Guest Stars:
Suzanne Pleshette
Edward Andrews
A beautiful actress and writer with a fatal disease falls in love with Kildare.

1.4 [--] Dr. Kildare: WINTER HARVEST (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6506
19Oct61
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Guest Stars:
Charles Bickford .............. Dr. Charles Dubro
Herschel Bernardi ............. Pico
Gavin MacLeod ................. Lorenzo Jawson, Jr.
with
Sandy Kenyon .................. Dr. Galdi
Eddie Ryder ................... Dr. Simon Agurski (regular)
Fredd Wayne ................... Salesman
Noam Pitlik ................... Anesthetist
Joan Patrick .................. Susan Deigh (regular)
Hayden Rorke .................. Dr. Norman Hackett
Gillespie worries about an old heart surgeon's fitness to operate.

1.5 [--] Dr. Kildare: A MILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY (60 min. bw)
26Oct61
Directed by Herbert Hirschman
Guest Star:
Anne Francis .................. Kathy Steffens
with
Cathleen Nesbitt .............. Louisa Humber
Joby Baker .................... Jerry House
Tony Monaco ................... Vance
Evelyn Ward ................... Margaret Vale
Jud Taylor .................... Dr. Gerson (regular)
Sam Reese ..................... Dr. Shank
Jan Murray .................... Kenny Hallerton

1.6 [--] Dr. Kildare: ADMITTING SERVICE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6504
2Nov61 NBC
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Star:
William Shatner .............. Toby Cunningham, M.D.
Gloria Talbott ................ Jerry Cunningham
with
Eddie Ryder ................... Dr. Simon Agurski (regular)
Jud Taylor .................... Dr. Thomas Gerson (regular)
Gertrude Flynn ................ Eleanor Quayle
Amy Fields .................... Jane Cavanaugh
Elizabeth Perry ............... Betty Alcott
Helena Nash ................... Pauline Fyth
Joan Patrick .................. Susan Deigh (regular)
A hasty diagnosis leads to a malpractice suit when an old man dies.
(24Nov61 BBC UK Fri 8:00pm)

1.7 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE LONELY ONES (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6508
9Nov61
NBC Thur
Dr. Kildare - The Lonely Ones - Part 1
Dr. Kildare - The Lonely Ones - Part 2
Dr. Kildare - The Lonely Ones - Part 3
Dr. Kildare - The Lonely Ones - Part 4
Dr. Kildare - The Lonely Ones - Part 5
Written by Archie Oategland and John Kneubuhl
Directed by John Braham
Guest Star:
Dick York ..................... Harry Benton
with
Carolyn Kearney ............... Martha Keeler
Katherine Squire .............. Mrs. Kildare
Robert P. Lieb ................ Stephen Kildare, M.D.
Linda Watkins ................. Mrs. Keeler
Ford Rainey ................... Andy Meadows, M.D.
Howard Caine .................. Cook
Upon returning home to be with his parents for some much
needed R & R, Dr. Kildare soon discovers that the fiancé of
one of his closest friends is a main-lining drug addict.

1.8 [--] Dr. Kildare: HOLIDAY WEEKEND (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6517
16Nov61
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Guest Stars:
Ed Binns ...................... Ben Laney
Dick Sargent .................. Paul Willis, M.D.
Dabbs Greer ................... Mr. Willis
with
John Marley ................... Xavier Miller, M.D.
Lew Gallo ..................... Ned Rand, M.D.
Pamela Duncan ................. Dorothy
Donald Randolph ............... John Grosseto, M.D.
A Blair intern is close to death after a holiday car accident.

1.9 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE PATIENT (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6515
23Nov61

Dr. Kildare - The Patient - Part 5
Written by Archie L. Tegland
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Stars:
Jean Stapleton ................ N. Whitney, R.N.
Guy Raymond ................... Kelsey
with
Frank Killmond ................ Stew Haring
Jenny Maxwell ................. Anna Lee Novotny, R.N.
Noah Keen ..................... Leland Laughlin, M.D.
Jud Taylor .................... Thomas Gerson (regular)
Ken Berry ..................... John Kapish (regular)
Dr. Kildare finds himself in traction after injuring his back,
falling over a dressing cart, and the beautiful, young, student
nursing who left it there. Kildare spends 72 hours in a room
of unhappy patients.

1.10 [--] Dr. Kildare: FOR THE LIVING (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6514
30Nov61
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Star:
Charles McGraw ................ Fred Rainey
with
Beatrice Straight ............. Pamela Rainey
Ann Shoemaker ................. Ms. Baxter
Peter Helm .................... Tommy Rainey
Joan Patrick .................. Susan Deigh (regular)
Tom Greenway .................. Ben Rainey
A coma patient's family must decide whether to continue treatment.

1.11 [--] Dr. Kildare: SECOND CHANCE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6503
7Dec61
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Guest Star:
Ross Martin
A promising surgeon suffers an incurable creeping paralysis.

1.12 [--] Dr. Kildare: HIT AND RUN (60 min. bw)
14Dec61
Teleplay by Louis Peterson and Norman Katkov
Story by Norman Katkov
Directed by Alexander Singer
Guest Star:
Richard Kiley ................. Fred Carroll
with:
Dick Foran .................... Paul Adams
Roger Mobley .................. Jamie Carrol
Michael McGreevey ............. Tommy Adams
Della Sharman ................. Betty Johnson, R.N.
Edward Platt .................. Dr. Paulson
Paul Bryar .................... Benton
A grieving widower becomes overly protective of his son and
refuses acute medical treatment for him when he sustains
serious injuries in a car accident.

1.13 [--] Dr. Kildare: SEASON TO BE JOLLY (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6513
21Dec61
Written by Jean Holloway
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Star:
Dan O'Herlihy
A drunken Santa is found out to be a wayward clergyman lost
in despair after the untimely death of his young daughter.

1.14 [--] Dr. Kildare: JOHNNY TEMPLE (60 min. bw)
28Dec61
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Star:
Peter Whitney ................. Carl Temple
with
Virginia Gregg ................ Grace Temple
Doug Lambert .................. Johnny Temple
Karl Weber .................... Dr. E. David Golden
Della Sharman ................. Nurse Betty Johnson
Laurence Haddon ............... Dr. Galmeir
Joan Patrick .................. Susan Deigh (regular)

1.15 [--] Dr. Kildare: MY BROTHER THE DOCTOR (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6520
Directed by NOT KNOWN
4Jan62
Guest Star:
Herschel Bernardi ............. Nathan Agurski
with
Eddie Ryder ................... Dr. Simon Agurski (regular)
Mary LaRoche .................. Judy
Alex Gerry .................... Arthur Agurski
Penny Banton .................. Ruth Agurski
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. Kapish (regular)
Clegg Hoyt .................... Mac
A hard-working accountant pays for his brother's medical education.

1.16 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE ADMINISTRATOR (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6521
11Jan62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Joseph Cotten ................. Charles Ladovan
Dorothy Malone ................ Rena Ladovan
Edgar Buchanan ................ Steve Devitt
with
Edmon Ryan .................... Bill Revere
Stafford Repp ................. Eddie Boykin
Jud Taylor .................... Dr. Gerson (regular)
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. Kapish (regular)
A fight ensues when a hospital administrator fires a city appointee.

1.17 [--] Dr. Kildare: OH, MY DAUGHTER (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6528
25Jan62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Dina Marrill .................. Evelyn LeFevre
Victor Jory ................... Dr. Oscar Whalen
with
Michael Evans ................. Charles LeFevre
Alan Hewitt ................... Dr. Ivan Erickson
Helen Wallace ................. Dr. John Kapish
Ray Stanley ................... Lucy Webber, R.N.
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. Kapish (regular)
Gillespie's daughter, three months pregnant, attempts suicide.

1.18 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE SEARCH (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6525
1Feb62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Jeremy Slate
Pippa Scott
Two cases of food poisoning set off a frantic search for the source.

1.19 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE GLORY HUNTER (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6527
8Feb62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars
Alfred Ryder .................. Dr. Tony Stewart
Martin Balsam ................ Ned Lacey
with
Miriam Colon .................. Rani Stewart
Cliff Norton .................. Joe Gatson
Casey Adams ................... Ben Ballard
Connie Sawyer ................. Gladys
Arte Johnson .................. Bud Fowler
A famous jungle surgeon campaigns for money for his new hospital.

1.20 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE DRAGON (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6530
15Feb62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Margaret O'Brien .............. Nurse Lori Palmer
Scott Marlowe ................. Dr. Eddie Moore
with
Jean Inness ................... Nurse Fain (regular)
Jack Albertson ................ Cary Fain
John Bleifer .................. Zogic
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. Kapish (regular)
Elizabeth Perry ............... Nurse Betty Alcott
A frightened intern tries to blame his negligence on Dr. Kildare.

1.21 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE STEPPING STONE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6533
22Feb62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Eduardo Ciannelli
Joseph Schildkraut
A pathologist asks a patient for permission to perform his autopsy.

1.22 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE BRONC-BUSTER (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6532
1Mar62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Arch Johnson .................. "Lucky" Elcott
with
Hope Summers .................. Madge
Rickey Kelman ................. Buddy
Jud Taylor .................... Dr. Gerson (regular)
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. Kapish (regular)
Jean Inness ................... Nurse Fain (regular)
Laurence Haddon ............... Dr. Galmeir
Della Sharman ................. Nurse Johnson
Jennie Lynn ................... Arinelle
Billy Mumy .................... Jeffey
Kildare is embarrassed by his cousin, a back-slapping rodeo rider.

1.23 [--] Dr. Kildare: WITCH DOCTOR (60 min. bw)
8Mar62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Joan Hackett .... Karen
Pat Hingle

1.24 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE ROARING BOY-O (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6526
15Mar62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Dan O'Herlihy
Fay Spain
A drunk, trouble-making, has-been poet has only a few months to live.

1.25 [--] Dr. Kildare: SOLOMON'S CHOICE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6537
29Mar62

Dr. Kildare - Solomon's Choice - Part 1
Dr. Kildare - Solomon's Choice - Part 2
Dr. Kildare - Solomon's Choice - Part 3
Dr. Kildare - Solomon's Choice - Part 4
Dr. Kildare - Solomon's Choice - Part 5
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Guest Stars:
Barbara Baxley
Collin Wilcox
One woman suffers her fifth miscarriage; another won't look at her baby.

1.26 [--] Dr. Kildare: A VERY PRESENT HELP (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6506
5Apr62
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Stars:
Glynis Johns .................. Sister Brigid Marie
Patricia Crowley .............. Janet Parker
with
Jud Taylor .................... Dr. Tom Gerson (regular)
Lew Gallo ..................... Dr. Philip Leland
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. John Kapish (regular)
Susan Petrone ................. Miriam
Helen Wallace ................. Lucy Weber, R.N.
Russell Thorson ............... Father Ryan
Charity Grace ................. Mrs. Gerard
William Leslie ................ Dick Parker
James Maloney ................. Paddy Delaney
Nora Marlowe .................. Mamie DeLaney
A remarkable nun helps a woman patient refusing an operation.

1.27 [--] Dr. Kildare: ONE FOR THE ROAD (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6535
12Apr62
Directed by John Brahm
Guest Star:
Lee Marvin .................... Dr. Paul Probeck
with
Paul Carr ..................... John Doe
Charles Aidman ................ James Grady
Maxine Stuart ................. Mary Ayers, R.N. (regular)
William Mims .................. Arthur Henderson
Cliff Osmond .................. Dr. Alton McKendrick
A doctor, recovering from alcoholism, starts a rehabilitation program.

1.28 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE HORN OF PLENTY (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6541
19Apr62
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Stars:
Lloyd Bochner ................. Dr. Harry Nelson
Julie Adams ................... Ginny Nelson
with
Philip Bourneuf ............... George Prentiss
Steven Geray .................. Frank Chernak
Eddie Ryder ................... Dr. Simon Agurski (regular)
Sandy Kenyon .................. Dr. William Galdi
Raymond Bailey ................ Dr. John Wagner
Charles Alvin Bell ............ Dr. William Coombs
Ellen Willard ................. Joan Prentiss
Kildare falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy doctor's patient.

1.29 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE CHEMISTRY OF ANGER (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6545
26Apr62

chemistry of anger part 1
chemistry of anger part 2
chemistry of anger part 3
chemistry of anger part 4
Dr. Kildare - The Chemistry of Anger - Part 5
Directed by William Graham
Guest Stars:
Rip Torn ...................... Dr. Nicholas Keefe
Joyce Van Patten .............. Julie Belmanno
with:
Elizabeth MacRae .............. Carrie Palmer, R.N.
James Callahan ................ Dr. Yates Atkinson
Bert Remsen ................... Dr. Tom Belmanno
Frederick Downs ............... Robert Collins
Doris Kemper .................. Mattie Collins
Gary Judis .................... Dr. Vincent Barnes (regular)
Maxine Stuart ................. Mary Ayers, R.N. (regular)
Richard Benjamin .............. Adam Barstow
Haunted by his father's death, a doctor drives himself relentlessly.

1.30 [--] Dr. Kildare: SOMETHING OF IMPORTANCE (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6544
3May62
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Stars:
George Voskovec
Ivan Dixon
Kildare assists an ambitious doctor researching an incurable disease.

1.31 [--] Dr. Kildare: A DISTANT THUNDER (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6539
10May62
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Guest Stars
Dean Jagger ................... Lt.Gen. John Sparrow
Michael Constantine ........... Dr. Ernest Miller
with
Nellie Burt ................... Mrs. Lee
Lisabeth Hush ................. Maya Lajos, R.N.
Alexander Lockwood ............ Mr. Lee
Ken Berry ..................... Dr. John Kapish (regular)
Robert Winston ................ Army Corporal
An elderly war hero is admitted for malnutrition.

1.32 [--] Dr. Kildare: THE ROAD TO THE HEART (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6534
17May62

Dr. Kildare - Road to the Heart - Part 1
Dr. Kildare - Road to the Heart - Part 2
Dr. Kildare - Road to the Heart - Part 3
Dr. Kildare - Road to the Heart - Part 4
Dr. Kildare - Road to the Heart - Part 5
Teleplay by Jean Holloway / Story by Theodore and Mathilde Ferro
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Stars:
Rory O'Brien
Joanne Linville
A small, deaf child, left at home by his mother "for only a few
moments," is brought to the hospital in an unconscious state
and suspect of accidental poison ingestion.
Kildare wants to operate on the boy, but the mother is unwilling.

1.33 [--] Dr. Kildare: OPERATION: LAZARUS (60 min. bw)
MGM-Arena prod. no. 6546
24May62
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Guest Star:
Mary Astor .................... Martha Lantzinge
with:
Sidney Blackmer ............... Dr. Carleton Lantzinge
Bert Freed .................... Dr. Donald White
Jean Allison .................. Dorothy Karas
Joan Tompkins ................. Emma Miller
Stephen Franken ............... Freddie Binns
Lauren Gilbert ................ Adam Ross
An experimental drug helps a psychotic whose wife had given up hope.

################ Dr. Kildare #################
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