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

Cast

Vince Edwards Dr. Ben Casey
Jim McMullan
Stella Stevens
Marlyn Mason
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba
Harry Landers Dr. Ted Hoffman
Bettye Ackerman Dr. Maggie Graham
Sam Jaffe David Zorba
Franchot Tone Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
Nick Dennis Nick Kanavaras
(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, John Meredyth Lucas, Mark Rydell, Marc Daniels, Vince Edwards, Abner Biberman, Alan Crosland Jr., Fielder Cook, Allen Reisner, Charles R. Rondeau, Paul Nickell, Gerald Mayer, Harry Landers, Robert Ellis Miller, Robert Butler, Harvey Hart, Richard C. Sarafian, Arthur Hiller, Stuart Rosenberg, Paul Wendkos, Joseph Pevney, Harmon Jones, Jud Taylor, Byron Paul, David Lowell Rich, Alvin Ganzer, John Erman, Irvin Kershner, Leon Benson, Jerry Lewis

Writers

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

Creators

James E. Moser

Cast

Vince Edwards Dr. Ben Casey
Jim McMullan
Stella Stevens
Marlyn Mason
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba
Harry Landers Dr. Ted Hoffman
Bettye Ackerman Dr. Maggie Graham
Sam Jaffe David Zorba
Franchot Tone Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
Nick Dennis Nick Kanavaras
Jeanne Bates Nurse Wills
Don Spruance Dr. Robert Ward
John Zaremba Dr. Harold Jensen
Jeanne Bates Miss Wills
Linda Lawson Laura Fremont
Ruth Foster
Gregory Morton Walter Williams
Jeanne Bates Nurse Willis
Marlyn Mason Sally Welden
Noam Pitlik Pathologist

Producers

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

Editors

Michael Pozen, Bruce Schoengarth, George Boemler, William Mace, Al Clark, Richard Einfeld, Aaron Stell, William Bast

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