Medic (1954–1956)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Hopper Dead At 74
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 98 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 130 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Medic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Medic (1954–1956)

Medic (1954–1956) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Medic.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1956   1955   1954  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
Dragnet (1951–1959)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani
Stars: Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats
Hustle (1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson
Omnibus (1952–1961)
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes
Waterfront (1954–1956)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani
Stars: Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune, Mike Starr
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

Director: Ray Austin
Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Patrick Macnee
The Invaders (1967–1968)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell
Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan
Climax! (1954–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes
Kona Coast (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Richard Boone, Vera Miles, Joan Blondell
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Dr. Konrad Styner (59 episodes, 1954-1956)
Edit

Storyline

Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and heralded at the time for its sometimes unflinching look at the operations and medical procedures performed by doctors. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

medical | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Médico  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofed in Wideo Wabbit (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Star
Written by Edward Heyman and Victor Young
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Television at it's Best
14 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Medic" is one of the finest shows ever produced for television. The grandfather of 'modern' medical shows, in many ways it is styled as a documentary; each segment deals with a specific medical issue and all bets seemed to be off - breast cancer, epilepsy, diabetes mental illness, tuberculosis, muscular dystrophy, leprosy, poor parenting, and hearing loss were all covered and more. During a time when one couldn't use the word pregnant on television, the series presented the story of a woman who dies while giving birth, and the birth is shown. It is often graphic and surprisingly candid, many times quite serious. Voice-over narration gives many facts and explanations about diagnoses and procedures.

This series is a time capsule of where medicine was in 1954-6, which makes it invaluable as a teaching tool for those studying medicine, especially since each episode is packed with information about the illness being dealt with (imagine seeing what a polio sufferer went through). This series was overseen by doctors, and many appear in the series.

The producer was Worthington Miner, who was responsible for Studio One, one of the greatest live dramatic anthology series in the history of television. The 'host' of the series is Richard Boone, an exceptional actor, director and teacher. He appears in every episode, but only acts in a few of them (one of them is one of the best in the series, about a possible atomic bomb attack). He is so convincing as a doctor that many viewers did not think he was an actor, and when it came time for him to audition for "Have Gun, Will Travel," the producers were initially not sure that he would be convincing. Overall, the acting is exceptional, with such actors as a very young Dennis Hopper, Vera Miles, Bobby Driscoll, Beverly Garland, Lee Marvin, Warren Stevens and more.

Music was written by Victor Young, and orchestrated by Sidney Fine. This is one of the last projects composed by Young (he died in 1956) and it beautifully supports the action. Many of the scores are just plain gorgeous, and it's a pity that Young did not record an album of some the themes he wrote for the series (thankfully, many of the scores he wrote exist, donated to UCLA).

Such a series was doomed from the start due to its subject matter and its seriousness; this would be a hard series to watch as a marathon. Immediately branded 'controversial,' it was scheduled at the same time as "I Love Lucy" and was frequently preempted for other programming. It managed to hang on for two years and 59 episodes, of which Timeless Media has made 44 available (reportedly, acceptable prints of the missing 15 could not be located).

Still not well known, Medic deserves to be celebrated as the important series it is. If you collect classic early television, the Timeless set is a must-buy.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Flash of Darkness oldmotem
looking for episode jilljacobson2004
Zulu connection katharine_tornow
The great Dennis Hopper info-18582
James Moser coop-16
James Moser's Other Contribution terry_knapp
Discuss Medic (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page