Ben Casey (1961–1966)

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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

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1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dr. Ben Casey (153 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Dr. David Zorba (127 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

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Ben Casey was based on a real-life neurosurgeon, Dr. Allan 'Max' Warner. Dr. Warner later changed his specialty to psychiatry because he believed that his association with the show prevented him from being a board certified neurologist. See more »

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[Opening narration.]
Narrator: Man... woman... birth... death... infinity.
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High Quality Drama
16 June 2000 | by (Asheville, NC USA) – See all my reviews

Ben Casey is the chief neurosurgeon in County Hospital in a large city. He is surrounded by a well-trained staff of doctors and nurses. Each show focuses on a different aspect of life in the hospital. One show features Casey being sued for slander by an incompetent doctor. Casey is brilliant, but has an opinion about everything, so he stays in trouble with the front office.

Sam Jaffe stars as Dr. David Zorba, Caseys mentor and friend. Zorba advises him in important matters both as his superior, and his friend.

There are many guest stars seen over the years that this show ran. Jack Klugman, Brett Sommers, Franciot Tone, Ed Begley, Sr, Telly Savalas (with hair!) Cliff Robertson, Bruce Dern, just to name a few. The drama is well-told and engrossing.

Not everything is pure drama. One episode has Casey helping out one night in the emergency room dealing with crackpot people with imaginary problems.

Casey and Dr. Maggie Graham have an on-and-off relationship throughout the series.

If you get a chance to see Ben Casey, try to catch it with show #1, where Casey gets stuck with a needle after it was used in a test on a girl with rabies! You will be hooked.


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