CTVA US Medical - "The Doctors & The Nurses"  (Herbert Brodkin/CBS) Season 3 (1964-65)

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Starring: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella
Season 3 (CBS) (1964-65)
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)


 ### The Doctors and The Nurses (new title) ###
############## season 3 1964-65 ###############
############### (final season) ###############
30 episodes
Produced by Arthur Joel Katz
CBS Tuesdays 10:00 pm
Joining the regular cast in season 3:
Michael Tolan as Dr. Alex Tazinski "Ski"
Joseph Campanella as Dr. Ted Steffen

3.01 [69] The Doctors and The Nurses: ONCE BITTEN
22Sep64 CBS Tue
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Claudette Nevins
William Bramlette
Paul McGrath

Back on probation at Alden Genral, Dr. Alex Tazinski (Michael Tolan) discovers that a 14-month-old baby from a White,
middle- class family is a victim of the "battered child syndrome". Gail Lucas (Zina Bethune) forces Tazinski
to risk his career by reporting the abuse.

3.02 [70] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE SUSPECT [Part 1]
29Sep64 CBS Tue
3.03 [71] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE SUSPECT [Part 2]
06Oct64 CBS Tue
Directed by Robert Stevens
Written by Art Wallace
guest cast:
Shepperd Strudwick ... Dr. Roger Bartlett
Katherine Crawford ... Sally Foster
Martin Sheen ......... Saunders
Jessica Walter ....... Edith Robertson
Frank Campanella ..... Detective Chris Dunlap
Dana Elcar ........... Dr. Zack Fuller
Bert Freed ........... Detective Sergeant Sam Crowell
Fred J. Scollay ...... Samuel Mitchell
Fran Sharon .......... Rachael Mead
Lorie Thomas ......... Helen Walsh
Astrid Lance ......... Rennie Quinn
Joyce Randolph ....... Alice Loring
Robert Gerringer ..... Doctor
Thomas Barbour ...... Medical Examiner
Synopsis:
When Drs. Steffen and Tazinski and student nurse Sally Foster find that the police are
unwilling to help clear Tazinski's name, they use Sally as a decoy to find the real criminals. [RF]

3.04 [72] The Doctors and The Nurses: RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER
13Oct64 CBS Tue
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Ralph Meeker

3.05 [73] The Doctors and The Nurses: NO SHADOW WHERE THERE IS NO SUN
20Oct64 CBS Tue
Written by Albert Meglin
Directed by Paul Sylbert
guest cast:
Merrie Spaeth
Billy McNally
Jeff Corey


3.06 [74] The Doctors and The Nurses: HILDIE
27Oct64 CBS Tue
Written by Albert Ruben
Directed by Lamont Johnson
guest cast:
Barbara Feldon
Darren McGavin


3.07 [75] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE OUTPOST
10Nov64 CBS Tue
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Laslo Benedek
guest cast:
Jack Albertson
Rudy Bond

 3.08 [76] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE
17Nov64 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Brock Peters ......... Fox
Ossie Davis .......... Dr. Farmer
Diana Sands .......... Ollie Sutton
Astrid Lance ......... Carol Burton
Nancy R. Pollock ..... Mrs. Maslow
Richard Calabrese .... Orderly
Synopsis 1:
A bitter Black patient aims race-baiting tirades at Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway)
as well as his Black neurologist and a Black nurse.
Synopsis 2:
A Negro patient has a chip on his shoulder, and he's taking out his resentment
on Dr. Farmer, a successful Negro neurologist. [RF]

3.09 [77] The Doctors and The Nurses: TIME FOR YOU AND TIME FOR ME
24Nov64 CBS Tue 10:00pm
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Robert Stevens
Regular Cast:
Shirl Conway, Edward Binns, Hilda Simms, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan
Guest Cast:
Ruth Ford ............. Mrs. Calender
Henry Lacose .......... Charlie
Vassili Lambrinos ..... Sig Spatli
Polly Rowles .......... Mrs. Grossberg
Hortense Alden ........ Mrs. Redding
Liz is in the midst of an emotional crisis and Dr. Kiley tries to provide her with a shoulder to cry on. [TA]

3.10 [78] The Doctors and The Nurses: SO SOME GIRLS PLAY THE CELLO
01Dec64 CBS Tue
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Barbara Harris
Susan Anspach


 3.11 [79] The Doctors and The Nurses: RITES OF SPRING
08Dec64 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Crean
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Joseph Campanella
guest cast:
Peter Helm ........... Peter Ross
Brooke Bundy ......... Mona
Tom Bosley ........... Mr. Ross
Michael Walker ....... Cris Molloy
Elizabeth Moore ...... Mrs. Ross
Synopsis:
Peter Ross is in critical condition after being severely beaten and burned,
but he refuses to tell how it happened - and his new fraternity brothers aren't talking. [RF]

3.12 [80] The Doctors and The Nurses: NEXT STOP, VALHALLA
15Dec64 CBS Tue
Written by Sheldon Stark
Directed by Laslo Benedek
guest cast:
Donald Davis
Edward Hunter


3.13 [81] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE SKILL IN THESE HANDS
22Dec64 CBS Tue
Written by Doug Taylor
Directed by Vincent Donehue
guest cast:
Robert Loggia
Ellen Holly

 3.14 [82] The Doctors and The Nurses: A MESSENGER TO EVERYONE
29Dec64 CBS Tue
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Marvin Chomsky
starring Shirl Conway, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella, Zina Bethune
guest cast:
Lois Nettleton ....... Ella Johnson
Carol Eve Rossen ..... Zori Lawton
Ben Hammer ........... Spragg
Paul B. Price ........ Fink
Jon Richards ......... Dr. Zilke
Royal Beal ........... Fire Chief
Synopsis:
The staff and patients at Alden General witness a life-and-death drama
unfolding on the ledge of a building across the street - where a man is threatening suicide. [RF]

3.15 [83] The Doctors and The Nurses: LAST RITES FOR A RAG DOLL
05Jan65 CBS Tue
Written by Waldo Salt
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
guest cast:
Frank Gorshin

3.16 [84] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE PATIENT NURSE
12Jan65 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Directed by Leonard Horn
guest cast:
Polly Rowles
Jan Miner

A nurse becomes a patient at Alden Genral and becomes an ogre.

3.17 [85] The Doctors and The Nurses: A COUPLE OF DOZEN TINY PILLS
19Jan65 CBS Tue
Written by Edward De Blasio
Directed by David Greene
guest cast:
Lee Grant
William Daniels


3.18 [86] The Doctors and The Nurses: A QUESTION OF MURDER
26Jan65 CBS Tue
(not to be confused with season 1 'A Question of Mercy')
Written by Leon Tokatyan
Directed by Robert Stevens
guest cast:
J.D. Cannon
Ethel Griffies
Charles Durning


3.19 [87] The Doctors and The Nurses: NIGHT OF THE WITCH
02Feb65 CBS Tue
Written by Stanley Greenberg
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Eileen Eckart
Patrick McVey
Neva Patterson

A clown/ventriloquist/magician who entertains children at the hospital is secretly burning with rage over the death
of her 6-year-old daughter and ultimately confronts the doctors and the nurses at an eery dinner party at her home.

3.20 [88] The Doctors and The Nurses: SIXTEEN HOURS TO CHICAGO
09Feb65 CBS Tue
Written by Doug Taylor
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Kathleen Widdoes
Simon Oakland
Elizabeth Wilson


  3.21 [89] The Doctors and The Nurses: ACT OF VIOLENCE Pt. 1
(cross-over episode - Pt. 2 on "For The People" 28Feb65)
23Feb65 CBS Tue
Written by Albert Ruben
Directed by Daniel Petrie
guest cast:
Jeffrey Rowland ........ Robert Bauer
Leora Dana ............. Betty Bauer
Joseph Anthony ......... Stanley Bauer
Joan Lorring ........... Jean Bow
Julie Bovasso .......... Julie Sargent
Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Robert Bauer, who lives in a fantasy world of war and violence, is placed under observation at Alden General
when he claims  he doesn't remember attempting a robbery. Albert Ruben's script studies violence and its motivation. [TA]

3.22 [90] The Doctors and The Nurses: A DANGEROUS SILENCE
02Mar65 CBS Tue
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Gerald Meyer
guest cast:
Gary Merrill
Joanna Pettet
Philip Bosco


 3.23 [91] The Doctors and The Nurses: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE
09Mar65 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Directed by Daniel Petrie
guest cast:
Harold J. Stone ......... Elihu Kaminsky
Estelle Parsons
Val Bisoglio
Richard O'Neill ......... George Larkin
James Olson ............. Edward Curtis
Beverlee McKinsey ....... Eileen Moore
Synopsis 1:
Episode about a rapist loose in the hospital.
Synopsis 2:
The patients at Alden General are alarmed: A woman patient claims that
a man dressed as a doctor attempted to attack her while she was under heavy sedation. [TA]

3.24 [92] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE POLITICIANS
16Mar65 CBS Tue
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Leonard Horn
guest cast:
George Grizzard
Bette Henritze

A maverick physician runs a clinic in a slum area, and provides essential services to the poor. He hopes
 to build a community mental health center but runs into conflict with the authorities at Alden Genral,
 partly because  of a community effort to form a co-operative "lodge plan" to pay him.

3.25 [93] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE APRIL THAW OF DOCTOR MAI
30Mar65 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Crean
Directed by Paul Bogart
guest cast:
Diana Hyland

3.26 [94] The Doctors and The Nurses: THRESHOLD
06Apr65 CBS Tue
Written by Edward De Blasio
Directed by Leonard Horn
guest cast:
Irene Dailey
George Tyne


3.27 [95] The Doctors and The Nurses: (episode title unknown) A39846
20Apr65 CBS Tue
Written by George Bellak
Directed by Michael Powell
guest cast:
Jean Pierre Aumont
Louise Sorel


3.28 [96] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE WITNESSES
27Apr65 CBS Tue
Written by Irving Gaynor Newman
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
guest cast:
Herschel Bernardi
Billy Dee Williams
Dan Travanty

A deranged and drunken cop shoots two men in a bar and later takes Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway) as a hostage.

3.29 [97] The Doctors and The Nurses: THE HEROINE
04May65 CBS Tue
Written by James Yaffe
Directed by David Pres
guest cast:
Brenda Vaccaro
Susan Anspach
Dustin Hoffman

Dr. Steffen (Joseph Campanella) tries to convince a kooky actress to marry him.

3.30 [98] The Doctors and The Nurses: AN UNWEEDED GARDEN (final episode)
11May65 CBS Tue
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Marvin Chomsky
guest cast:
Collin Wilcox
Geoffrey Horne
Dana Elcar

A young physician risks his medical career by supplying an addict with morphine

 
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