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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
13 September 1954 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner... See more »
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations See more »
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Reel Ink Number 1 Nov/Dec 2012: Part 2
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Leading Actor Dennis Hopper is Dead
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 21 June 2010, 6:43 PM, PDT)

Hopper Dead At 74
 (From WENN. 30 May 2010, 7:06 AM, PDT)

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Sharp, Classy & Very Good See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner (59 episodes, 1954-1956)
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Series Directed by
James E. Moser (10 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Brahm (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bernard Girard (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
John Meredyth Lucas (3 episodes, 1955)
Ted Post (3 episodes, 1955)
George Cahan (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Worthington Miner (2 episodes, 1955)

Lonnie D'Orsa (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
James E. Moser (29 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Meredyth Lucas (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ken Kolb (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
John Kneubuhl (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Art Napoleon (2 episodes, 1955)
Jo Napoleon (2 episodes, 1955)
Gene L. Coon (2 episodes, 1956)

Series Produced by
Frank La Tourette .... producer (26 episodes, 1954-1956)
Worthington Miner .... producer / executive producer (15 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Original Music by
Victor Young (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
William A. Sickner (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Seiter (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Vin Taylor (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Production Management
Lonnie D'Orsa .... production manager (12 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Chervin .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1954-1956)
Bernard L. Kowalski .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Art Department
Vin Taylor .... set dresser (8 episodes, 1954-1956)
Arden Cripe .... property master / master of properties (7 episodes, 1954-1955)

Arthur Friedrich .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Victor B. Appel .... sound (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Don McKay .... sound (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Frank Webster .... sound (3 episodes, 1955)
Ben Winkler .... sound (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Special Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... special effects (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jack Rabin .... special effects (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Jones .... chief electrician / electrician (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Martin Kashuk .... grip / head grip (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Joe Barnes .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Lloyd Garnell .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Seiter .... supervising editor / supervising film editor (4 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Music Department
Audrey Granville .... music editor (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
Victor Young .... composer: theme song (3 episodes, 1954-1956)

Edward Heyman .... composer: theme song (unknown episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Other crew
Betty Fancher .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Thanks
William R. Lovelace .... special thanks (1 episode, 1955)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (58 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Sharp, Classy & Very Good, 13 September 2006
Author: Robin Cook from USA

I'm waiting for the other DVD's, so I've watched four episodes of this series thus far. I remember when I was young when this show came on the air, but was too young to appreciate it or understand it. The episodes I've watched are, My Brother Joe (6); The Wild Intruder (11); Break Through the Bars (20); and General Practitioner (27). These short half hour episodes (B&W) were actually very good even in comparison with the forensic flashiness of CSI's and terminology crazed Bones series. Richard Boone's appearance as only the introductory narrative was disappointing since I was hoping he would be starring in the episodes, but that disappointment was cast aside as I watched each show. Each episode was instructive with various situations of both medical and family topicked issues. These issues were very well addressed to teach the public ... and were not done in in the push-down-your-throat kind of way, which gave this series more class than most of what I've seen today. I must admit I laughed a few times when the camera focused on some old forensic equipment as state of the art, but I did wonder if they did use actual medical equipment for this series.

I did not find this series as a nostalgic view, nor did I find it corny or creepily old-fashioned or melodramatic. This show had class of an upper crust that I believe would be good to run re-runs on television today (if they haven't already done so).

Naturally, technology has changed since this series aired, but these episodes I have viewed, their content is timeless and still applies to today's perspectives. For example, in Break Through the Bars episode, Lee J. Cobb stars as a man in a bank who suddenly undergoes depression and manic episodes. Social stigma was stronger at the time this episode aired, but I don't believe it has changed that much today for mental illness. In the episode The Wild Intruder, the subject of breast cancer still remains a mystery and one that is hard to treat, plus the personal hardship of having a breast removed ... and, at the end of the episode there is Richard Boone narrating a summarization in a medical scheme of basically informing the public that such is the sacrifice to continue living.

This series addresses some very tough issues other than medical. So, if people can get past the black and white versus color mental block, I sincerely believe they'll enjoy watching this good oldie series.

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