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13 September 1954 (USA) See more »
Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner... See more »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 34)

Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner (59 episodes, 1954-1956)

Series Directed by
James E. Moser (10 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Brahm (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bernard Girard (5 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 (28 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 (24 episodes, 1954-1956)
Worthington Miner .... producer / executive producer (14 episodes, 1954-1956)
Series Original Music by
Victor Young (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
William A. Sickner (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Film Editing by
Robert Seiter (9 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 Nelson .... 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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30 min (58 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Sharp, Classy, Very Good and completely unknown, 24 January 2009
Author: mheckman-1 from United States

Medic had the bad fortune to be scheduled opposite I Love Lucy. Richard Boone, in the character of Dr. Konrad Styner, introduced the stories about doctors' experiences and acted in at least one episode, Flash of Darkness. Had anybody seen it, that episode would have been discussed in every news magazine and on every talk show. In it, Dr. Styner was at his office when he received a call that an atomic bomb had been dropped over the nearby city. He and his staff rushed to an improvised medical center and treated the injured while not knowing if their own families had survived. In 1954, the possibility of an atomic bomb attack by the Soviets was considered very real, and school children practiced marching calmly to the basement (three minute warning) or scrambling under the desk (no warning). Yet, I am not aware that there was any reaction to this show.

In another episode, Never Come Sunday, a couple have an autistic daughter. The medical profession can do nothing for the child's condition and the mother desperately seeks out expensive quacks who hold out the promise of a cure. Unfortunately, this show could run today and be as pertinent as it was a half century ago.

In the episode, My Brother Joe, a 10 year old boy succumbs to injuries he sustained from being hit by a drunk driver.

The show was not exactly escapist fare. It dealt with real issues not often seen on television, and dealt with them realistically and without sensationalism. No wonder it didn't do well.

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