Ben Casey

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1961
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, woman,... read more

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity." Neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff served as a medical consultant for the show.

Original Release

10/02/1961 on ABC

US Release

10/02/1961

Cast

Vince Edwards Dr. Ben Casey / Ben Casey
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba / David Zorba
Harry Landers Dr. Ted Hoffman
Bettye Ackerman Dr. Maggie Graham
Nick Dennis Nick Kanavaras
Sam Jaffe David Zorba
Jeanne Bates Nurse Wills
Franchot Tone Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
Jeanne Bates Miss Wills
Don Spruance Dr. Robert Ward
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 War of Nerves Monday, 13 September 1965
2 O' the Big Wheel Turns by Faith, by Faith Monday, 20 September 1965
3 A Nightingale Named Nathan Monday, 27 September 1965
4 Run for Your Lives, Dr. Galanos Practices Here! Monday, 04 October 1965
5 Because of the Needle, the Haystack Was Lost Monday, 11 October 1965
6 What to Her Is Plato? Monday, 18 October 1965
7 Francini? Who Is Francini? Monday, 25 October 1965
8 Then I, and You, and All of Us Fell Down Monday, 01 November 1965
9 No More, Cried the Rooster - There Will Be Truth Monday, 08 November 1965
10 The Importance of Being 65937 Monday, 15 November 1965
11 When Givers Prove Unkind Monday, 22 November 1965
12 The Man from Quasilia Monday, 29 November 1965
13 Why Did the Day Go Backwards? Monday, 06 December 1965
14 You Wanna Know What Really Goes on in a Hospital? Monday, 20 December 1965
15 If You Play Your Cards Right, You Too Can Be a Loser Monday, 27 December 1965
16 In Case of Emergency, Cry Havoc Monday, 03 January 1966
17 Meantime, We Shall Express Our Darker Purpose Monday, 10 January 1966
18 For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus Monday, 17 January 1966
19 Smile, Baby, Smile, It's Only Twenty Dols of Pain Monday, 24 January 1966
20 Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things Monday, 31 January 1966
21 Weave Nets to Catch the Wind Monday, 07 February 1966
22 Lullaby for a Wind-Up Toy Monday, 14 February 1966
23 Where Did All the Roses Go? Monday, 21 February 1966
24 Twenty Six Ways to Spell Heartbreak: A, B, C, D... Monday, 28 February 1966
25 Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes, Here Comes the Cold Wind of Truth Monday, 14 March 1966
26 Then, Suddenly, Panic Monday, 21 March 1966
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Directors

Leo Penn, Irving Lerner, Sydney Pollack, Alex March, Mark Rydell, Marc Daniels, John Meredyth Lucas, Vince Edwards, Abner Biberman, Alan Crosland Jr., Fielder Cook, Allen Reisner, Harry Landers, Arthur Hiller, Robert Butler, Harvey Hart, Charles R. Rondeau, Paul Nickell, Robert Ellis Miller, Richard C. Sarafian, Gerald Mayer, Harmon Jones, Byron Paul, Joseph Pevney, Stuart Rosenberg, Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos, John Erman, Jerry Lewis, David Lowell Rich, Irvin Kershner, Leon Benson, Alvin Ganzer

Writers

Howard Dimsdale, Gilbert Ralston, Barry Oringer, Jack Laird, Norman Katkov, Chester Krumholz, Theodore Apstein, Steven W. Carabatsos, Jack Curtis, James E. Moser, Oliver Crawford, Lester Pine, Al C. Ward, Gabrielle Upton, Anthony Lawrence, Wilton Schiller, Ellis Marcus, John Meredyth Lucas, William P. McGivern, Michael Zagor, Lionel E. Siegel, Alvin Sargent, Teddi Sherman, Don Brinkley, Judith Plowden, Alfred Brenner, John T. Dugan, Dean Riesner, William Bast, Pat Fielder, Norman Jacob, Jeanne Beeching, Richard H. Landau, Arthur L. Murphy, Marcus Demian, Allan Scott, Barry Trivers, Meyer Dolinsky, Meredith Sklar, Richard Bartlett, Paul Mason, Ken Kolb, Barbara Merlin, Jo Pagano, Ben Fox, Paul Savage, D.C. Fontana, Harry Julian Fink, Harry Rellis, Frances Young, Sheldon Stark, Paul Schneider, Keith Fowler, Eric Peters, Margaret Schneider, James Johnson Sweeney, Fred Freiberger, Richard Leichester, Harry Brown, Sam Ross, Jerry Davis, Harold Gast, John Kneubuhl, Leo Penn, Eugene Solow, Tina Pine, P.K. Palmer, Howard Browne, William Wood, Rod Alexander, Milton Merlin, Robert Guy Barrows, Charles K. Peck Jr., Jack Guss, Dick Nelson, Raphael Hayes, Lou Shaw, Lee Berg, Peggy O'Shea, Merwin Gerard

Creators

James E. Moser

Cast

Vince Edwards Dr. Ben Casey / Ben Casey
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba / David Zorba
Harry Landers Dr. Ted Hoffman
Bettye Ackerman Dr. Maggie Graham
Nick Dennis Nick Kanavaras
Sam Jaffe David Zorba
Jeanne Bates Nurse Wills
Franchot Tone Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
Jeanne Bates Miss Wills
Don Spruance Dr. Robert Ward
John Zaremba Dr. Harold Jensen
Linda Lawson Laura Fremont
Jim McMullan Dr. Terry McDaniel
Gregory Morton Walter Williams
Noam Pitlik Pathologist
Marlyn Mason Sally Welden
Judi Meredith Betty Cramer
Malachi Throne Martin Phelps
Nick Dennis Nick
Ned Glass Dr. Abraham Goodman

Producers

James E. Moser Executive Producer
Matthew Rapf Executive Producer
Wilton Schiller Executive Producer
Matthew Rapf Producer
Wilton Schiller Producer
Jack Laird Producer
Fred Freiberger Producer
John Meredyth Lucas Producer
Irving Elman Producer
James E. Moser Producer

Editors

Michael Pozen, Bruce Schoengarth, Richard Einfeld, Al Clark, George Boemler, William Mace, Henry Batista, Aaron Stell, William Austin, Argyle Nelson Jr., Lee Gilbert

1963EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Won
1963EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress Won
1963EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Television Nominated
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