CTVA US Medical - "The Nurses" (Herbert Brodkin/CBS) Season 1 (1962-63)

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Starring: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Edward Binns
Season 1 (CBS) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Bob Lamm, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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############# Season 1 1962-63 ###############
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32 episodes
Produced by Arthur Lewis
CBS Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm

1.01 [--] The Nurses: NIGHT SHIFT
27Sep62 CBS Thur
Written by John Vlahos
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Viveca Lindfors
Ruth McDevitt
Arthur Hill
Joey Heatherton

Three women sit in the maternity ward at Alden General: a Greek immigrant with rheumatic
fever who needs a delicate Caesarian, a woman whose husband opposes her decision to
have natural childbirth, a young woman who doesn't want to have her baby.

1.02 [--] The Nurses: THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN
4Oct62 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Herbert Hirschman
guest cast:
Beverly Garland
Joseph Campanella

1.03 [--] The Nurses: FLY, SHADOW
11Oct62 CBS Thur
Written by Franklin Barton
Directed by Hrman Hoffman
guest cast:
Colleen Dewhurst
Lou Jacobi
Joanne Linville
An ex-alcoholic nurse endangers the life of an alcoholic patient to cover up
the patient's drinking when he lies about it to hospital administrators.

1.04 [--] The Nurses: THE BARBARA BOWERS STORY
18Oct62 CBS Thur
Written by Al Brenner
Directed by Herman Hoffman
guest cast:
Elizabeth Ashley
Ruth White
Jean Stapleton


1.05[--] The Nurses: DR. LILLIAN
25Oct62 CBS Thur (rerun 25Jul63)
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Virginia Gilmore ..... Dr. Lillian Bauer
Lonny Chapman ........ Dr. Mehli
Roy Poole ............ Dr. Campbell
John Beal ............ Dr. Henden
Synopsis 1:
A female surgeon suffers pathological guilt over the death
of a patient, loses her confidence, but continues to operate.
Synopsis 2:
Surgeon Lillian Bauer has been the victim of harassment ever since she
arrived at Alden General, but she has a greater problem to cope with
- she can't dismiss the memory of a child who died during one ofher operations. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Nurses: A PRIVATE ROOM
1Nov62 CBS Thur
Written by Irving Gaynor Neiman
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Barry Morse
Edward Binns (regular)
Hilda Simms (regular)
Gail Lucas's (Zina Bethune) career is in jeopardy when she
tells patients in the ward taht a fellow patient has a  terminal disease.

 1.07 [--] The Nurses: THE PRISONER
08Nov62 CBS Thurs (rerun, 05Mar64)
written by George Bellak
directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest cast:
George Grizzard ...... Dr. Lou Maxwell
Louis Gossett .......... William Taylor
Simon Oakland ....... Patrolman Braden
Ron Nicholas .......... Dr. Pete Dana
Martha Greenhouse .... Mrs. Gilchrist
Peg Murray ........ Miss Stewart
Hilda Simms ...... Miss Ayres
Synopsis 1:
A criminal who kills a pharmacist during a robbery, is shot himself,
and is treated in the hospital while facing the death penalty.
Synopsis 2:
A wounded killer faces the death sentence - if the hospital staff can save his life. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Nurses: A STRANGE AND DISTANT PLACE
15Nov62 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Jose Quintero
guest cast:
Zia Mohyeddin
Rosemary Murphy

Gail Lucas (Zina Bethune) helps a foreign resident adjust to life in the United States.

1.09 [--] The Nurses: TWO BLACK CANDLES
22Nov62 CBS Thur
Written by Norman Lessing
Directed by Jose Quintero
guest cast:
J.D. Cannon
John Beal
Hilda Simms (regular)
Episode about the world of Voodoo.

1.10 [--] The Nurses: LADY MADE OF STONE
29Nov62 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Herman Hoffman
guest cast:
Beatrice Straight
Michael Strong

The head nurse in the pediatrics wing has become hardened after watching too many children die.

1.11 [--] The Nurses: FRIEDA
6Dec62 CBS Thur
Written by Al Ruben
Directed by Lamont Johnson
guest cast:
Vivian Nathan
Fred Stewart
Cicely Tyson

Gene Hackman
A German nurse is exposed as having participated in Nazi medical experiments on people in concentration camps.

1.12 [--] The Nurses: THE SOFT TOUCH
13Dec62 CBS Thur
Written by John Hess
Directed by Paul Stewart
guest cast:
Fritz Weaver
Cameron Prud'homme
Elizabeth Wilson

1.13 [--] The Nurses: IMAGE OF ANGELA
27Dec62 CBS Thur
Written by Franklin Barton and Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
guest cast:
Paul Stevens
Hilda Simms (regular)

1.14 [--] The Nurses: A DIFFERENCE OF YEARS
3Jan63 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Herman Hoffman
guest cast:
William Shatner
Sarah Marshall

1.15 [--] The Nurses: ROOT OF VIOLENCE
10Jan63 CBS Thur
Written by Mel Goldberg
Directed by John Newland
guest cast:
Susan Kohner
George Segal


1.16 [--] The Nurses: MANY A SULLIVAN
17Jan63 CBS Thur
Written by Edward Adler and Albert Ruben
Directed by Herman Hoffman
guest cast:
Frank McHugh
Edward Binns (regular)

1.17 [--] The Nurses: NIGHT SOUNDS
24Jan63 CBS Thur
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Donald Davis
Judson Laire

Alan Alda
Gail Lucas (Zina Bethune) is attacked and nearly raped by a
deranged patient, but the hospital authorities don't believe
her story and think "she asked for it".

1.18 [--] The Nurses: THE THIRD GENERATION
07Feb63 CBS Thur (Network rerun 01Aug63)
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Regular Cast:
Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Edward Binns
Guest Cast:
Cathleen Nesbitt ........ Charlotte Pope
Rudy Bond ............... Thomas Rosss
Lenka Peterson .......... Emily Ross
Jeanne Barr ............. Miss Sakenski
Joanna Miles ............ Miss Kelly
Peg Murray .............. Miss Stewart
Joan Croydon ............ Landlady
Julie Hirsh ............. Miss Coleandar
Liz's former nursing teacher, elderly Charlotte Pope, is a better nurse than patient
  - she refuses to remain bedridden and insists on going back to work. [TA]

1.19 [--] The Nurses: THE LIFE
14Feb63 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Joan Hackett .............. Margaret Hunter
George Grizzard ......... Dr. Lou Maxwell
Edgar Stehli ............... Dr. Wagner
David J. Stewart .......... Dr. Felix Reisner
Hilda Brawner ............. Nurse Helen Cavanaugh
Virginia Kaye .............. Receptionist
Hilda Simms (regular)
Synopsis 1:
An unmarried nurse becomes pregnant and wants to get an illegal
abortion; a maverick physician supports a woman's right to choose.
Synopsis 2:
Miss Margaret Hunter hasn't been acting the quiet, efficient lately and the staff is
 beginning to wonder why. But Margaret has a good reason - she's expecting a baby. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Nurses: CIRCLE OF CHOICE
21Feb63 CBS Thur
Written by George Bellak
Directed by Gerald Mayer
guest cast:
Lili Darvas
Barbara Dana
Paul Stevens
Gil Lucas (Zina Bethune) considers leaving nursing to become a dancer.

1.21 [--] The Nurses: THE PERFECT NURSE
28Feb63 CBS Thur
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by John Peyser
guest cast:
Patrick O'Neal
Edward Binns (regular)

1.22 [--] The Nurses: THE THUNDER OF ERNIE BASS
7Mar63 CBS Thur
Written by Al Ruben
Directed by Jose Quintero
guest cast:
Philip Carey
Ted Van Griethuysen
Hilda Simms (regular)
Loretta Leversee
Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway) loses her objectivity regarding a patient.

1.23 [--] The Nurses: THE SATURDAY EVENING OF TIME
14Mar63 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Peggy Wood
Hilda Simms (regular)
An elderly nurse who has worked at Alden General for 47 years is forced out of her job
  because she no longer is trustworthy and falls into a deep depression.

1.24 [--] The Nurses: A QUESTION OF MERCY
21Mar63 CBS Thur
(not to be confused with season 3 'A Question of Murder')
guest cast:
Madlyn Rhue
J.D. Cannon

William Shatner
Edward Binns (regular)
A young physician is in agony, dying of cancer. His Fianceť,  a nurse, seems to have pulled
 out his IV to end his suffering - leading to intense debates all over the hospital about euthanasia.

1.25 [--] The Nurses: PARTY GIRL
28Mar63 CBS Thur
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Robert Gist and Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Inger Stevens
James Broderick
Inga Svenson
A "model" brought to the hospital after an attack of rheumatic fever turns out to be a high-priced call girl.

1.26 [--] The Nurses: A DARK WORLD
11Apr63 CBS Thur
Written by George Bellak
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Mary Fickett
Charles Aidman
Martha Scott

1.27 [--] The Nurses: YOU COULD DIE LAUGHING
18Apr63 CBS Thur
Written by George Bellak
Directed by Herman Hoffman
guest cast:
Keenan Wynn
Conrad Janis
Alan Bunce
A domineering, egocentric comedian becomes a patient at the
hospital and antagonizes Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway).

1.28 [--] The Nurses: CHOICE AMONG WRONGS
02May63 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Stephen Brooks ....... Lucas Kiley
Lauri Peters ......... Lauri Perrault
Salem Ludwig ......... Dr. Josephson
Gerry Matthews ....... Dr. Mickau
Warren Finnerty ...... Passerby
Brenda Lesley ........ Nurse
Synopsis:
Lucas Kiley asks his father to help him out of a serious jam - but the
obstinate physician doesn't have time for his son's problems. [RF]

1.29 [--] The Nurses: EXPRESS STOP FROM LENOX AVENUE
9May63 CBS Thur
Written by Adrian Spies
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Ruby Dee
George Voskovec
Neva Patterson
Claudia McNeil

A nurse becomes a success at the hospital but is unable to deal with her family and her roots in Harlem.

1.30 [--] The Nurses: BITTER PILL
23May63 CBS Thur
Written by Leonard Kanter
Directed by Herbert Hirschman
guest cast:
Scott Marlowe
Jena Engstrom

Edward Binns (regular)
Hilda Simms (regular)
A thallidomide baby is born without hands and the baby's parents plan
to give him away to a home 'till Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway) intervenes.

1.31 [--] The Nurses: FIELD OF BATTLE
30May63 CBS Thur
Written by Al Ruben
Directed by Don Richardson
guest cast:
Diane Baker
Simon Oakland
James Daly


1.32 [--] The Nurses: THEY ARE AS LIONS
6Jun63 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Alex March
guest cast:
Kim Hunter
J.D. Cannon
Russell Collins

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Summer Reruns - CBS 
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[--] 25Jul63 (Sun?) rerun of #1.05 "Dr. Lillian" (first aired 25Oct62)
[--] 01Aug63 Thur rerun of #1.18 "The Third Generation" (first aired 07Feb63)

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