CTVA US Medical - "The Nurses" (Herbert Brodkin/CBS) Season 2 (1963-64)

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Starring: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Stephen Brooks
Season 2 (CBS) (1963-64)
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 2 1963-64 ###############
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36 episodes
Produced by Arthur Lewis
CBS Thursdays 10:00-11:00pm

2.01 [33] The Nurses: NO SCORE
26Sep63 CBS Thur
Written by Arnold Perl
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Susan Oliver
Don Gordon
J.D. Cannon

A nurse seems to be shielding her husband, a junkie, but in reality she is covering up HER addiction.

2.02 [34] The Nurses: SHOW JUST CAUSE WHY YOU SHOULD WEEP
3Oct63 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Lamont Johnson
guest cast:
Zachary Scott
Margaret Phillips

Judson Laire
When Gail Lucas (Zina Bethune) reads from a patient's chart
to non-professionals, she is brought up on charges by a child abuser.

2.03 [35] The Nurses: ESCAPE ROUTE
10Oct63 CBS Thur
Written by Richard McCracken
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Viveca Lindfors
Barry Morse
Murray Hamilton

Hilda Simms (regular)

2.04 [36] The Nurses: THE GIFT
17Oct63 CBS Thur
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Alex March
guest cast:
Lee Grant
Robert Webber

Anne Meacham
A nurse is assigned to a patient who has attempted suicide, is partially paralyzed, and will
not speak or make any attempt to regain his physical faculties.

2.05 [37] The Nurses: STRIKE
24Oct63 CBS Thur
Written by Al Ruben
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
guest cast:
Norma Crane
Judson Laire

Clifton James

2.06 [38] The Nurses: THE HORN OF PLENTY
31Oct63 CBS Thur
Written by Ted Apstein
Directed by Alex March
guest cast:
Mark Richman
Stephen Brooks (regular)

2.07 [39] The Nurses: THE HELPING HAND
7Nov63 CBS Thur
Written by Art Wallace
Directed by Dick Donner
guest cast:
Sada Thompson
Joe DeSantis


2.08 [40] The Nurses: ORDEAL
14Nov63 CBS Thur
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Ralph Senensky
guest cast:
Brandon deWilde
Larry Gates
Edward Binns (regular)

2.09 [41] The Nurses: THE GUILT OF MOLLY KANE
21Nov63 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Lois Nettleton
Frank Overton
Richard Mulligan


2.10 [42] The Nurses: THE UNWANTED
28Nov63 CBS Thur
Script by Stanley R. Greenberg
Directed by Charles Dubin
guest cast:
Vivian Nathan ........ Mrs. Fuentes
Ellen Holly .......... Helena Fuentes
Rafael Campos ........ Damon Fuentes
Rene Olmeda .......... Damon Fuentes
Jo Ann Trama ......... Maria Fuentes
Vincent Gardenia ..... Mr. Pulski
Jan Miner ............ Mrs. Harmon
Percy Rodriguez ...... Mr. Jackson
Michael Baseleon ..... Policeman
Synopsis:
Gail encounters unexpected resentment when she arrives in a depressed
neighborhood to help Mrs. Fuentes, who is expecting her third child. [RF]

2.11 [43] The Nurses: DISASTER CALL
5Dec63 CBS Thur
Written by Richard McCracken
Directed by Gerald Mayer
guest cast:
Howard Da Silva
William Prince
Tim O'Connor

John McGovern

2.12 [44] The Nurses: TO SPEND, TO GIVE, TO WANT
12Dec63 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Charles Dubin
guest cast:
Lee Grant
Bramwell Fletcher
Morgan Sterne

 2.13 [45] The Nurses: THE WITCH OF THE EAST WING
19Dec1963 CBS Thur (rebroadcast 10Sep64)
Written by Archie L. Tegland
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Guest cast:
Elaine Stritch ....... Irma Downey
Tom Bosley ........... Clarence
Martin Sheen ......... Carl
Rudy Bond ............ Joe Frisky
Dan Morgan ........... Hegelman
Charles Randall ...... Portier
Synopsis:
Irma Downey is the witch of the East Wing, who rules Ward D is  her own tyrannical way - without really terrorizing anyone. [RF]

2.14 [46] The Nurses: RALLY ROUND, MY COMRADES
26Dec63 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Charles Dubin
guest cast:
Audrey Christie
Joey Heatherton


2.15 [47] The Nurses: THE SEEING HEART
02Jan64 CBS Thur (rerun 17Sep64)
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Gerald Mayer
starring Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Stephen Brooks, Edward Binns.
guest cast:
Fritz Weaver ......... Father Wickford
Paul Mace ............ David Kaplan
Sam Gray ............. David's Father
Synopsis:
A blind priest, hospitalized with an ulcer, is asked to help a blind Jewish boy prepare for his bar mitzvah. [RF]

2.16 [48] The Nurses: CREDO
9Jan64 CBS Thur
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Bradford Dillman
Mercedes McCambridge

Rochelle Oliver

2.17 [49] The Nurses: THE RAINBOW RIDE
16Jan64 CBS Thur
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Geraldine Brooks
Joe Campanella

Arthur Storch

2.18 [50] The Nurses: THE INTERN SYNDROME
23Jan64 CBS Thur
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Ralph Senensky
guest cast:
Sandra Church
Edward Binns (regular)
Stephen Brooks (regular)
The suicide of a male doctor leads a young physician into an attack of
"symptomitis" where he believes he has every illness he sees in his patients.

2.19 [51] The Nurses: IS THERE ROOM FOR EDWARD?
30Jan64 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Buzz Kulik
guest cast:
Miriam Colon
Michael Tolan
Harry Bellaver


2.20 [52] The Nurses: THE ROAMER
6Feb64 CBS Thur
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Gerald Mayer
guest cast:
Stephen Brooks (regular)
James Edwards

2.21 [53] The Nurses: NURSE IS A FEMININE NOUN
13Feb64 CBS Thur
Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Harold J. Stone ......... Elihu Kamisnky
Diana Sands
A war veteran (Harold J. Stone) returns home determined to become an
 obstetrics nurse, but he runs into prejudice and gay-baiting at the hospital.

2.22 [54] The Nurses: THE IMPERFECT PRODIGY
20Feb64 CBS Thur
Written by Al Ruben
Directed by James Sheldon
guest cast:
Michael Tolan
Diana Sands
John Beal
Paul McGrath

Hot-headed, arrogant Dr. Alex Tazinski (Michael Tolan) gets into trouble for mistreating a nurse;
brings an older, respected doctor before a medical board for an unnecessary appendectomy;
and ultimately Tazinski is  kicked out of the hospital.

2.23 [55] The Nurses: FOR THE MICE AND THE RABBITS
27Feb64 CBS Thur
Written by Art Wallace
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Edward Binns (regular)
Hilda Simms (regular)
Episode about a nurse's refusal to administer an experimental drug to a patient.

[--] 05Mar64 - rerun of #1.07 "The Prisoner" (first aired 08Nov62)

2.24 [56] The Nurses: CLIMB A BROKEN LADDER
12Mar64 CBS Thur
Written by Art Wallace
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
guest cast:
George Segal
Paul Stevens

Kathryn Hays

2.25 [57] The Nurses: THE FOREVER CHILD
19Mar64 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Theodore Bikel
Richard Kiley


2.26 [58] The Nurses: A KIND OF LOVING
2Apr64 CBS Thur
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Alex Segal
guest cast:
Diana Lynn
William Prince

Dorrit Kelton
A Southern belle/nursing student is not accepted by the other nurses and becomes over involved with a psychiatric patient.

2.27 [59] The Nurses: THE LEOPARD KILLER
9Apr64 CBS Thur
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Tom Gries
guest cast:
Earle Hyman
Edward Binns (regular)

 2.28 [60] The Nurses: THE GISMO ON THE EEG.
16Apr64 CBS Thur
Written by Albert Rubin
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
June Harding ......... Monica James
Walter Moulder ....... Dr. Jack Donner
Joe Silver ........... Mr. Cox
Boris Tumarin ........ Dr. Zimmerman
Sheldon Koretz ....... McCloskey
Synopsis:
Student nurse Monica James seems hopelessly clumsy with her hospital
chorse. But when it comes to fixing things in the boiler room, she's a whiz. [RF]

2.29 [61] The Nurses: THE HUMAN TRANSACTION
23Apr64 CBS Thur
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Leonard Horn
guest cast:
James Daly ........... Dr. David Wicker
Davey Davison ........ Carey Sonnenberg
Virginia Gilmore ..... Edna Sonnenberg
Mart Hulswit ......... Dr. Steve Keller
Synopsis:
Dr. David Wicker and his young neighbor have developed a warm father -daughter type of friendship,
but the doctor's associates at Alden  General are interpreting it another way. [RF]

2.30 [62] The Nurses: TO ALL MY FRIENDS ON SHORE
07May64 CBS Thur
Written by Allan Sloane
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Will Kuluva .......... Dr. Goodenow
Susan Melvin ......... Louisa Sands
Sylvia Sidney ........ Mrs. Sands
Richard Tatro ........ Dr. Ansell
Ken LeRoy ............ Technician
Helen Stenborg ....... Lecturer
Julie Bovasso ........ Charge Nurse
Synopsis:
Suspecting that six-year-old Louisa Sands suffers from cystic fibrosis,
Gail orders an additional test - without the attending physician's permission. [RF]

2.31 [63] The Nurses: WHITE ON WHITE
14May64 CBS Thur
Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Kevin McCarthy
Barbara Harris

A comedy episode in which a TV show decides to do some
filming about nurses and Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway) becomes their advisor.

2.32 [64] The Nurses: A POSTCARD FROM YUCATAN
21May64 CBS Thur
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Jon Richards

2.33 [65] The Nurses: THE BYSTANDERS
28May64 CBS Thur
Written by Art Wallace
Directed by Marvin Chomsky
guest cast:
Aline MacMahon
Russell Collins


2.34 [66] The Nurses: WHERE PARK RUNS INTO VREELAND
11Jun64 CBS Thur
Written by Allan Sloane
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Starring: Zina Bethune (as Gail Lucas)
Gest cast:
Jan Sterling .......... Claire Lucas
Robert Jordan ......... George
Robert Emhardt ........ Dr. Ellison
Dan Travanty .......... Dr. Van Houten
Jane Rose ............. Miss Pritchard
Richard Hamilton ...... Mr. Lazzara
Barbara Anson ......... Nurse
Synopsis:
With graduation just weeks away, Gail is summoned home to be with her mother, who is to undergo
an operation. And while there, Gail must make an important decision about the future. [TA]

2.35 [67] The Nurses: THE WARRIOR
18Jun64 CBS Thur
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Buzz Kulik
guest cast:
Leslie Neilsen
Georgann Johnson
Peggy Maurer


2.36 [68] The Nurses: THE LOVE OF A SMART OPERATOR
25Jun64 CBS Thur
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Paul Burke
James Broderick
Barbara Barrie

A wheeler-dealer fakes a serious illness to avoid being
indicted by a grand jury, but then his nurse falls in love with him.

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Summer Reruns - CBS Tuesdays
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[--] 10Sep64 rerun of  #2.13 "The Witch of the East Wing" (first aired 19Dec63)
[--] 17Sep74 rerun of #2.15 "The Seeing Heart" (first aired 02Jan64)

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