CTVA US Medical - "Ben Casey" (Bing Crosby/ABC) Season 1 (1961-62)

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Starring Vince Edwards
Season 1 (ABC) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: James Beer
[
Updated July 2020 JB #1.23  #1.24 #1.25 #1.26 #1.27]

references:
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################ Ben Casey #################
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ABC Mondays 10:00 pm
Produced by Matthew Rapf

1.1 [--] Ben Casey: TO THE PURE
2Oct61
written & Produced by James E. Moser
Directed by Fielder Cook
music by David Raskin
guest stars
Barton Heyman
Rafael Lopez
Francis DeSales
Ann Morrison
Adrienne Marden
Stuart Nisbet
Wilton Graff
Aki Aleong
Nelson Olmsted

1.2 [--] Ben Casey: BUT LINDA ONLY SMILED
9Oct61
Jeanne Cooper (mother of Corbin Bernson)
Susan Gordon

1.3 [--] Ben Casey: THE INSOLENT HEART
16Oct61
Written by Al C. Ward
Directed by Alex March
cast
Luther Adler
Carl Benton Reid
George Dunn
Don Spruance
David Lewis
Robert Burton (1950s)
Nita Loveless
Mary Gregory
Carolyn Fleming
Art Passarella
Leslie Summers

1.4 [--] Ben Casey: I REMEMBER A LEMON TREE
23Oct61
adapted by Jack Laird from the story by Marcus W. Damian
guest stars
George C. Scott
Colleen Dewhurst (Mrs. Scott at the time)
John Zaremba
Barton Heyman
Alice Rodriguez

1.5 [--] Ben Casey: AN EXPENSIVE GLASS OF WATER
 30-Oct-1961 ABC Mon
Written by Gilbert Ralston  /Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Guest Cast:
Chester Morris ......... Walter Tyson
Neva Patterson .......... Frederica Warren
Shirley Ballard .......... Wiletta Tyson
George Neise ............ George Baxter
John Zaremba ........... Dr. Harold Jensen
Ken Becker ............. Bill Johnson
Barbara Collentine ........ Mrs. Johnson
Herb Armstrong ........... Joe Weiss
Thom Carney
Richard Keith
Mary Patton
Synopsis:
Tycoon Walter Tyson is all business----even when he is facing brain surgery.
He enters the hospital incognito so his stockholders won't know he's I'll, and
then converts his room into a business office, complete with a private secretary. [JB]

1.6 [--] Ben Casey: THE SOUND OF LAUGHTER
6Nov61
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Irving Lerner
guest stars
Stanley Adams
Edward Colmans
Ruth Storey
Ned Glass
Ernest Anderson
Anne Bruno-Lena
Jack Mather
John Pickard
Roxanne Brooks
Patricia King
Karen Norris
Tom Pardee

1.7 [--] Ben Casey: A FEW BRIEF LINES FOR DAVE
13Nov61
adapted by Al C. Ward from the story by Paul Savage
Directed by Bryon Paul
additional music by Bob Thompson
guest stars
Kevin McCarthy
Phyllis Love
Herbert Patterson
Mary Gregory
Don Spruance
Meg Wyllie
Bill Bixby
Frank Kreig
Lon Dean
Richard Vath
Lou Bryne
Jean MacRae
Theona Bryant
Florence Sayner
James Wight

1.8 [--] Ben Casey: PAVANNE FOR A GENTLE LADY
20Nov61
Written by Theodore Apstein
Directed by Abner Biberman
guest stars
Bethel Leslie
Nellie Burt
Carolyn Fleming
George Mather
Carmen Nisbet

1.9 [--] Ben Casey: MY GOOD FRIEND KRIKOR
27Nov61
Written by Theodore Apstein
Directed by Irwin Kerschner
guest stars
Abraham Sofaer
Robert Ellenstein
Henry Corden
Arline Sax
Roger DeKoven
Rex Holman
Jack Hogan (Combat)
Simon Scott
Paul Keast
Paul Pepper
Paul Barselow

1.10 [--] Ben Casey: THE SWEET KISS OF MADNESS
 04-Dec-1961 ABC Mon
Written by Theodore Apstein / Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Guest Cast:
Arthur Hill ............ Dr. Alan Reynolds
William Windom ........ Dr. Owen
Patricia Barry ........... Ruth Reynolds
Joyce Van Patten ......... Stella Maxwell
John Lasell ............. Jack Maxwell
Alice Backes .......... Mrs. Torrance
Brad Trumbull ......... Sgt. Harris
Mary Gregory
Robert Hastings
Deidre Owen
Karen Norris
George Sawaya
Synopsis:
Dr. Alan Reynolds, who comes to County General from a private practice treats a boy with injuries he said that
were inflicted on him by a gang in the neighborhood. But Reynolds learns that the injuries were inflicted on the
boy by his own father, and the doctor could not bring himself to report the incident to Casey nor the police. [JB]


1.11 [--] Ben Casey: A CERTAIN TIME, A CERTAIN DARKNESS
11Dec61
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Abner Biberman
guest stars
Donald Woods
Joan Hackett
Lynn Bari
Don Hagerthy
Don Spruance
Dyan Cannon (former wife of Cary Grant)
Ray Daley
Mary Gregory
Anna-Lisa
Katherine Victor

1.12 [--] Ben Casey: DARK NIGHT FOR BILLY HARRIS
18-Dec-1961 ABC Mon
Written by William Bast & Gabrielle Upton / Directed by Alex March
Guest Cast:
Telly Savalas .......... George Dempsey
Bruce Dern ............. Billy Harris
Cece Whitney .......... Flo Dempsey
Elen Willard ............ Lorie Harris
Paul Bryar ................ Range Master
Synopsis:
Dr. Casey attends to a robbery suspect, who was left paralyzed after being shot
in the back by a police officer with mental health issues. [JB]

1.13 [--] Ben Casey: AND IF I DIE
1Jan62
Written by Ken Kolb & James E. Moser
Directed by Bryon Paul
guest stars
Brett Sommers (former wife of Jack Klugman)
John Larch
Sandra White
Leo Penn (director & father of Christopher & Sean Penn)
Karl Swenson
Kay Stewart
Ann Robinson
June Ellis
Louise Lewis
Carolyn Fleming

1.14 [--] Ben Casey: A MEMORY OF CANDY STRIPES
8Jan62
guest stars
Franchot Tone
Denise Alexander

1.15 [--] Ben Casey: IMAGINE A LONG BRIGHT CORRIDOR
15Jan62
Written by Jack Laird
Directed by Arthur Hiller
guest stars
Vivi Janiss
Robert Blake (Baretta)
Valentin de Vargas
Cecil Kellaway
Betty Garde
James Nusser
Brenda Scott
Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke)
Marge Redmond
Arthur Malet
Peggie Adams
Lew Brown
David Fresco
Lillian Adams
Davis Roberts
Penny Santon (Matt Houston)
Jerry Summers (The High Chaparral)
Mike Donovan
Jess Wayne
Paul Wexler

1.16 [--] Ben Casey: A STORY TO BE SOFTLY TOLD
22Jan62
Written by Theodore Apstein
Directed by Alex March
guest stars
Jean Hagen
Lee Marvin (M-Squad)
Tony Maxwell
Marianne Stewart
Burt Mustin
Shari Lee Bearnarth
Tracy Stratford
Cecil Weston
Jan Harrison
Ila Briton
Elizabeth Thompson
Carol Anderson

1.17 [--] Ben Casey: THE BIG TROUBLE WITH CHARLIE
29Jan62
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Sydney Pollack (Tootsie)
guest stars
Jack Warden (Crazy Like A Fox)
Myron McCormick
Norma Crane
Walter Burke
Irene Tedrow
Garry Walberg (Quincy)
Alan Roberts
Kevin Blodie
Alice Rodriguez
Lon Dean
John Joseph Stoney
Harry Raven

1.18 [--] Ben Casey: GIVE MY HANDS AN EPITAPH
5Feb62
Written by Theodore Apstein
Directed by Alex March
Jack Klugman .................. Dr. Philip Walton
Eileen Ryan
Robert Boon
Constance Dane
Ruthie Robinson
Sue Raynor
Teleplay concerned Dr. Walton's being afflicted with
Parkinson's Disease.

1.19 [--] Ben Casey: VICTORY WEARS A CRUEL SMILE
12Feb62
Written by Harry Julian Fink
Directed by Abner Biberman
guest stars
Ed Begley (father of Ed Begley, Jr.)
Alfred Ryder
Nancy Rennick
Edward Andrews
Don Spruance
John Zaremba
Tyler McVey
Ruth Foster
Louise Lorimer
Freeman Lusk

1.20 [--] Ben Casey: ODYSSEY OF A PROUD SUITCASE
19Feb62
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Leon Penn
guest stars
Francis Lederer
Fay Spain
Don Spruance
Stefan Schnabel
Joseph Vitale
Mike Regan
Quentin Sondergaard
Alice Rodriguez
Ruth Foster

1.21 [--] Ben Casey: BEHOLD A PALE HORSE
26Feb62
adapted by Jack Laird from the Teddi Sherman & Judith Plowden story
title taken from the Bible - Book of Revelations
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
guest stars
Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show)
Keenan Wynn (son of Ed Wynn)
Paul Hartman
J. Edward McKinley
Peggie Adams
Adam Stewart
Lou Krugman
John Hart
Terry Loomis
John Close

1.22 [--] Ben Casey: FOR THE LADYBUG, ONE DOZEN ROSES
5Mar62
Written by Jack Curtis
Directed by Sydney Pollack
guest stars
Cliff Robertson .... Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby/"Eddie Smith"
Michael Davis
Jess Kirkpatrick
Lawrence Parke1
Charles Wagenheim
Peggy Leon
Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby aka Eddie Smith, a 36-year old
decorated soldier & aviator has surgery which ends in his death.

1.23 [--] Ben Casey: TO A GRAND AND NATURAL FINALE
12-Mar-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Alvin Sargent & Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Abner Biberman
Guest Cast:
Hari Rhodes ........... Gunner Garrison
Gina Gillespie ........ Lucy Carter
Philip Pine ............. Tom Sweet
Edgar Stehli ........... Mr. Lockerby
Ralph Manza .......... Pino
Kim Hamilton ........ Dorothy Garrison
Mary Gregory ......... Admitting Nurse
John Zaccaro ......... Ambulance Attendant
Synopsis:
The three lives of Casey's patients are all intertwined, a female juvenile, an elderly male contemplating
suicide, and a black prizefighter facing quite possibly a career ending operation. [JB]

1.24 [--] Ben Casey: MONUMENT TO AN AGED HUNTER
19-Mar-1962 ABC Mon
Adapted by Gilbert Ralston from the Story by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Guest Cast:
Wilfrid Hyde-White ......... Jason Hardy Fletcher
Robert F. Simon ............... Dr. Max White
Chris Robinson ................ Robert Stanton
Kathie Browne ................ Melissa Stanton
Lane Bradford
Kay Stewart
Alan Caillou
Ruth Foster
Sydney Pollack (acted in /directed this episode)
Synopsis:
Casey is faced with a difficult decision. He must choose between a patient with meningitis and a well renowned
big-game Hunter to receive an experimental drug. The trouble is both cannot receive the treatment. [JB]

1.25 [--] Ben Casey: ALL THE CLOCKS ARE TICKING
26-Mar-1962 ABC Mon
Adapted by Theodore Apstein from the Story by Paul & Margaret Schneider
Directed by Abner Biberman
Guest Cast:
Nan Martin ............... Liza Bowers
Henry Beckman ........ Curt Bowers
Rudy Dolan .............. Dr. Trenton
Don Spruance .......... Dr. Robert Ward
Ann Morrison .......... Mrs. Roe
Barry Brooks ........... Mr. Barrett
Dorothy Konrad ......... Mrs. Callahan
Synopsis:
Socialite Liza Bowers slips on the floor and suffers a concussion.
Dr. Hoffman falls ill and is diagnosed with tetanus as Casey fights to save his life [JB]

1.26 [--] Ben Casey: AMONG OTHERS, A GIRL NAMED ABILENE
02-Apr-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Jack Laird & Norman Katkov
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Ronnie Haran ........... Abilene Hopewell
Denver Pyle ............. Dallas Hopewell
Darryl Duke .............. Boise Hopewell
William Fawcett .......... Claude
Charles Thompson ........ John Castle
Charity Grace ............... Ingrid
George Mitchell
Mabel Albertson
Jorja Curtwright
Everett Glass
Lillian Bronson
Harold Innocent
William Allyn
Louise Lewis
Barry Cahill
Paul Tripp
Synopsis:
Ben Casey has been assigned to Outside Medical Relief and is making a series of door-to-door calls. One of his
visits is to the Hopewells, a poor migrant family whose son Boise is apparently suffering from appendicitis. [JB]

1.27 [--] Ben Casey: A PLEASANT THING FOR THE EYES
16-Apr-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Jack Curtis
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Yoko Tani ................. Aiko Tanaka
Eddie Firestone ........ Barney Allbright
John Zaremba ........... Dr. Harold Jensen
Paul Sorenson
Alex Sharp
Lynne Cartier
Butch Patrick
Pearl Shear
Charles Lampkin
Marilyn Lerner
Synopsis:
n accident-prone orderly strikes up a friendship with a female Japanese medical student who had been blinded
in a nuclear attack as a child years earlier, and demands that Ben Casey can help her regain her eyesight. [JB]

1.28 [--] Ben Casey: AND EVE WORE A VEIL OF TEARS
23Apr62
adapted by Eric Peters & James E. Moser from the Eric Peters story
Directed by Fielder Cook
guest stars
Betty Field
Carmen Mathews
Luana Anders
Barry Cahill
Jan Bradley
Amy Douglass
Ruth Foster
Walter Mathews

1.29 [--] Ben Casey: PREFERABLY, THE LESS-USED ARM
30Apr62
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Fielder Cook
guest stars
Joe Perry
Chal Johnson
Ellen McRae (later Ellen Burstyn)
Ralph Moody
John Astin (The Addams Family, father of McKenzie Astin
Charles Bateman
Russ Thorson (The Detectives)
Warren Kemmerling
Sheldon Allman
Raymond Guth
James Healy

1.30 [--] Ben Casey: AN UNCOMMONLY INNOCENT KILLING
7May62
adapted by Les Pine & Don Brinkley from the Les Pine story
Directed by Alex March
guest stars
Eddie Albert (Green Acres)
Conrad Nagel
Andrew Prine (TheWide Country)
Philip Abbott
Joe Maross
Virginia Gregg
Charles Horvath
Ruth Foster
Edmund Glover
Gene Benton
Duane Grey
Ray Smith

1.31 [--] Ben Casey: SO OFT IT CHANCES IN PARTICULAR MEN
21May62
guest stars
James Franciscus (Mr. Novak, Longstreet)
Carol Rossen

1.32 [--] Ben Casey: WHEN YOU SEE AN EVIL MAN
28May62
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Sydney Pollack
guest stars
Tuesday Weld
Simon Oakland (Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Tom Simcox
Jeanette Nolan (The Virginian, Dirty Sally)
Robert Miller
Bill Erwin

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