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"Ben Casey" (1961) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1961-1966

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
2 October 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great show they should have on DVD See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Vince Edwards ... Dr. Ben Casey (153 episodes, 1961-1966)

Sam Jaffe ... Dr. David Zorba (127 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Series Directed by
Leo Penn (19 episodes, 1962-1965)
Irving Lerner (14 episodes, 1961-1965)
Sydney Pollack (12 episodes, 1962-1963)
Alex March (11 episodes, 1961-1965)
Mark Rydell (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Marc Daniels (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Meredyth Lucas (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Vince Edwards (7 episodes, 1963-1965)
Abner Biberman (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Alan Crosland Jr. (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Allen Reisner (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Fielder Cook (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert Ellis Miller (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Paul Nickell (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Arthur Hiller (3 episodes, 1962)
Richard C. Sarafian (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Butler (3 episodes, 1963)
Charles R. Rondeau (3 episodes, 1964)
Harvey Hart (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry Landers (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Byron Paul (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Joseph Pevney (2 episodes, 1962)
Stuart Rosenberg (2 episodes, 1962)
Paul Wendkos (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harmon Jones (2 episodes, 1964)
Jud Taylor (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
James E. Moser (153 episodes, 1961-1966)
Howard Dimsdale (19 episodes, 1963-1966)
Gilbert Ralston (16 episodes, 1961-1964)
Barry Oringer (13 episodes, 1963-1966)
Norman Katkov (10 episodes, 1962-1965)
Theodore Apstein (9 episodes, 1961-1965)
Jack Laird (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
Chester Krumholz (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Jack Curtis (6 episodes, 1962-1965)
Oliver Crawford (5 episodes, 1962-1965)
Al C. Ward (4 episodes, 1961-1965)
Gabrielle Upton (4 episodes, 1961-1964)
Lester Pine (4 episodes, 1962-1965)
Teddi Sherman (3 episodes, 1962-1966)
Don Brinkley (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Alvin Sargent (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Wilton Schiller (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Steven W. Carabatsos (3 episodes, 1963-1966)
Anthony Lawrence (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
William P. McGivern (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Meredyth Lucas (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lionel E. Siegel (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Michael Zagor (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Marcus Demian (2 episodes, 1961-1964)
William Bast (2 episodes, 1961)
Judith Plowden (2 episodes, 1962-1966)
Arthur L. Murphy (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
John T. Dugan (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jeanne Beeching (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Norman Jacob (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Dean Riesner (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
Allan Scott (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
Alfred Brenner (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Pat Fielder (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ellis Marcus (2 episodes, 1964-1965)

Series Produced by
Matthew Rapf .... producer / executive producer (25 episodes, 1961-1966)
James E. Moser .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1961-1966)
John Meredyth Lucas .... producer (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Laird .... associate producer / producer (10 episodes, 1962-1963)
Irving Elman .... producer (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Wilton Schiller .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1963-1966)
Fred Freiberger .... producer (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Original Music by
George Bassman (6 episodes, 1962)
Gerald Fried (3 episodes, 1963)
Richard Markowitz (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (26 episodes, 1961-1965)
William T. Cline (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Pozen (10 episodes, 1962-1965)
Bruce Schoengarth (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
George Boemler (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard Einfeld (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Al Clark (2 episodes, 1962)
William Mace (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (17 episodes, 1961-1966)
James Lister (13 episodes, 1961-1964)
Milt Hamerman (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (26 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John Sturtevant (20 episodes, 1961-1963)
Robert Priestley (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Oscar Rodriguez (4 episodes, 1962-1965)
 
Series Makeup Department
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1961-1965)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1961-1965)
 
Series Production Management
John Pommer .... production executive (57 episodes, 1961-1965)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager / production supervisor (20 episodes, 1962-1966)
Houseley Stevenson Jr. .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Hal Klein .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russ Haverick .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Gil Kissel .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Art Department
Ansel Adams .... special photographs (1 episode, 1962)
Brett Weston .... special photographs (1 episode, 1962)
 
Series Sound Department
William M. Andrews .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (26 episodes, 1961-1966)
Victor B. Appel .... sound engineer (26 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (14 episodes, 1961-1964)

George Orrison .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oscar Rodriguez .... costumer / costumes (22 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Editorial Department
Henry Batista .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (15 episodes, 1962-1966)
Edward Sampson .... editorial supervisor (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Harry W. Gerstad .... editorial supervisor (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Music Department
David Raksin .... composer: title music (153 episodes, 1961-1966)
Richard Berres .... music editor / music supervisor (18 episodes, 1962-1966)
Audrey Granville .... music editor (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Fresco .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Other crew
John Pommer .... production executive (13 episodes, 1961-1964)
James E. Moser .... story consultant (10 episodes, 1963-1966)
Dennis Crosby .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Laird .... story editor (3 episodes, 1962)
Fred Freiberger .... story editor (3 episodes, 1963)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (153 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Dr. Zorba was originally named Dr. Rosenberg. But ABC insisted his name to be changed because they did not want the character to be Jewish. Creator James E. Moser cast Sam Jaffe to play Zorba with a Yiddish accent to emphasize that the character was meant to be Jewish.See more »
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Narrator:Man... woman... birth... death... infinity.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A great show they should have on DVD, 16 March 2004
Author: filmsfan38 from Toronto

I used to watch this show (along with Dr. Kildare) which was on around the same era, and loved them both. This was in the 1960's. I just had to see Ben Casey show every week with the handsome Vince Edwards. Sam Jaffe as Dr. Zorba was also very good. I never watched Vince Edwards much after that, but to me he will always be Ben Casey.

They should bring out some episodes of Ben Casey on DVD or VHS? They bring out lots of other DVD's not half as good as the Ben Casey show was on TV. There must be lots of us still around who were young in the 60's who would buy them. Great show. Loved it. Bring it out on DVD soon.

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