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"Emergency!" The Wedsworth-Townsend Act (1972)

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Director:
Writers:
Harold Jack Bloom (creator)
Harold Jack Bloom (written by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 January 1972 (Season 1, Episode 0)
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Plot:
The new LACFD paramedics struggle to prove themselves to a doubtful Dr. Brackett as a pending state bill authorizing their field duties comes to a vote. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett

Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.

Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early

Randolph Mantooth ... Firefighter John Gage

Kevin Tighe ... Firefighter Roy DeSoto

Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy

Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed

Jack Kruschen ... State Assemblyman Michael Wolski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Art Balinger ... Battalion Chief Conrad
Lew Brown ... Man with Ulcer

Colby Chester ... Fireman Tony Freeman

Virginia Gregg ... Wilma Jacobs, R.N.

Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Woman In Trouble
Ron Pinkard ... Tom Gray, M.D.
Don Ross ... Man at Boatyard
Herb Vigran ... Committee Chairman
Kathryn Kelly Wiget ... Joanne DeSoto

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Webb 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Jack Bloom  creator
Harold Jack Bloom  written by
Robert A. Cinader  creator (as R.A. Cinader)
Robert A. Cinader  written by (as R.A. Cinader)

Produced by
Robert A. Cinader .... producer (as R.A. Cinader)
William Stark .... associate producer (as Wm. Stark)
Jack Webb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta (director of photography) (as Jack Marta)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams  (as Warren H. Adams)
 
Art Direction by
John J. Lloyd 
 
Set Decoration by
Mickey S. Michaels 
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (as Robert Bertrand)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the three squads (the 1972 Dodge Ram D250 rescue vehicles driven by the paramedics) has been fully restored and is now located at the Los Angeles Fire Museum in SouthGate, California.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the very beginning of the episode, a crew member can be seen at the right of the screen. He is standing near the right side of the rescue squad's hood by the wall.See more »
Quotes:
Battalion Chief:Gage.
Paramedic John Gage:Yes sir?
Battalion Chief:That special training program. Remember? We were talking about it a couple of days ago?
Paramedic John Gage:Yes sir. The para-something-or-other...
Battalion Chief:Paramedics. The first class just finished last week.
Paramedic John Gage:Good.
Battalion Chief:I'm supposed to encourage all our young rescue personnel to volunteer for the next class.
Paramedic John Gage:Yes sir. Wellll, I guess I'm just too stupid to take advantage of such an opportunity.
Battalion Chief:I know it's work. No raise in pay. But, it just might be worthwhile.
Paramedic John Gage:It might be, if I wanted to be an ambulance attendant; but I don't. Chief, I'm a rescue man. I trained to be a rescue man and I like being a rescue man. Now, why should I die from improvements?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This was the Beginning of the best Series in the World!, 16 October 2001
Author: andreastreinen from Trier, Germany

This was the Pilot Movie for the Long-Running Series EMERGENCY.Directed by the Dragnet Star Jack Webb. The Authentic Story of the Paramedic Program in the USA is very Interesting. This Series has One of the Best Cast Ever. The Theme is Composed by the Jazz Legends Billy May and Nelson Riddle.

This Series is an Important Part of My Life and I Love It!

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