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"Medical Center" U.M.C. (1969)

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Al C. Ward (writer)
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Original Air Date:
17 April 1969 (Season 1, Episode 0)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Richard Bradford ... Dr. Joseph Gannon

Edward G. Robinson ... Dr. Lee Forestman

James Daly ... Dr. Paul Lochner

Kim Stanley ... Joanna Hanson

Maurice Evans ... Dr. Easler

Kevin McCarthy ... Clifford Coswell

J.D. Cannon ... Thomas Jarris

William Windom ... Raymond Hanson
Don Quine ... Tim Martin

Shelley Fabares ... 'Mike' Carter

James Shigeta ... Chief Resident

William Marshall ... Dr. Harold Tawn
Audrey Totter ... Eve Wilcox
Alfred Ryder ... Dr. George Corlane
Robert Emhardt ... Judge

Angela Cartwright ... Angela
Michael Evans ... Dr. Dave Falconer
Jason Wingreen ... Technician
Tim O'Kelly ... Johnson
Mel Carter ... Intern
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Herb Armstrong ... Anaesthesiologist
Evelyn Frank ... Evelyn

Marianne Gordon ... Sylvia Barr
Karen Norris ... Marie
Christopher West ... Bonnie
Billy Gray ... Student at Party (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Boris Sagal 
Writing credits
Al C. Ward (writer)

Produced by
Frank Glicksman .... producer
Original Music by
George Romanis 
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle 
Film Editing by
Henry Batista 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Marvin Summerfield 
Series Cast
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Mary Linda Rapelye ... Student

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Avedon  writer
Barbara Corday  writer
Jerry de Bono  writer
Frank Glicksman  creator
Al C. Ward  creator

Original Music by
Harry V. Lojewski 
Costume Design by
Pat Barto 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... d.g.a. assistant director trainee (1974)
Craig Huston .... dga trainee (1972)
Wally Jones .... second assistant director (1973)
John Slosser .... second assistant director (1974-1975)
Skip Surguine .... dga trainee (1973)
Skip Surguine .... second assistant director (1974)
Art Department
August Spadifore .... property master
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician
Hank Forester .... key grip
Til Gabani .... camera operator
Bill Phillips .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Harrison Hays .... set costumer
Paul Saragusa .... set costumer: men
Other crew
Jean Lippman .... script supervisor (1969-1973)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:100 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:U (original rating) | USA:G

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Why did they choose Chad Everett to replace Richard Bradford in "Medical Center"?, 12 March 2006
Author: Cheyenne-Bodie

Richard Bradford played Dr. Joe Gannon in this pilot for "Medical Center". Richard Bradford had previously starred as loner private detective McGill in the cult private eye series "Man in a Suitcase". Bradford put on a bit of weight after making this pilot and went on to a distinguished career as character actor. Chad Everett was an enormous success in the series that followed this pilot, but I wonder if producer Frank Glicksman could have done even better. My choice would have been Roy Thinnes (who worked for Glicksman in "The Long, Hot Summer"). To me, Roy projected more depth, intelligence, and compassion than Chad. James Daly, who played Gannon's boss Dr. Lochner, was a fine actor, but they didn't give him much to work with in terms of character or screen time. (It was in Everett's contract that he had to be in virtually every scene.) I would have made Dr. Lochner a stronger, more volatile character-an equal to Dr. Gannon rather than a mild father figure. My choice for Dr. Lochner would have been Robert Lansing (who worked for producer Glicksman in "12 O'Clock High"). Maybe Lansing's character could have been a burnout similar to George C. Scott in "The Hospital". Thinnes and Lansing going at each other could have given this show much more dramatic tension, if their characters were strongly written. As it was, "Medical Center" was a watchable, entertaining show. But I think Frank Glicksman was much more shrewd in casting Pernell Roberts as "Trapper John, M.D.". That's casting I won't second guess.

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