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Release Date:
22 January 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 240)

Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage / ... (129 episodes, 1972-1979)

Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto / ... (129 episodes, 1972-1979)

Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N. (126 episodes, 1972-1978)

Bobby Troup ... Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (126 episodes, 1972-1978)

Robert Fuller ... Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (125 episodes, 1972-1978)
Marco López ... Fireman Marco Lopez / ... (123 episodes, 1972-1978)
Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker / ... (123 episodes, 1972-1978)
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly / ... (122 episodes, 1972-1978)
Michael Norell ... Captain Hank Stanley / ... (110 episodes, 1972-1978)
Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Morton / ... (70 episodes, 1972-1978)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ... Ambulance Attendant / ... (69 episodes, 1972-1978)
Sam Lanier ... Himself - Dispatcher / ... (56 episodes, 1972-1979)
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Series Directed by
Georg Fenady (33 episodes, 1972-1979)
Christian I. Nyby II (28 episodes, 1972-1978)
Dennis Donnelly (18 episodes, 1972-1977)
Christian Nyby (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joseph Pevney (7 episodes, 1974-1976)
Lawrence Dobkin (6 episodes, 1972)
Kevin Tighe (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Alan Crosland Jr. (3 episodes, 1973)
Randolph Mantooth (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jack Webb (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Sam Freedle (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1972)
Joel Oliansky (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Richard C. Bennett (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Don Richardson (2 episodes, 1974)
Wesley J. McAfee (2 episodes, 1975)
Cliff Bole (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Harold Jack Bloom (129 episodes, 1972-1979)
Robert A. Cinader (129 episodes, 1972-1979)
Preston Wood (24 episodes, 1972-1978)
John Groves (15 episodes, 1973-1977)
Michael Donovan (12 episodes, 1972-1979)
Daryl Henry (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Hamilton (6 episodes, 1975-1977)
Hannah Louise Shearer (5 episodes, 1976-1979)
Kenneth Dorward (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Michael Norell (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jim Page (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Edwin Self (3 episodes, 1975)
Christian I. Nyby II (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dee Murphey (2 episodes, 1973-1977)
Robert Hamner (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Arnold Somkin (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Brian Taggert (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Arthur Weiss (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Bralver (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
Charlene Bralver (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
Roland Wolpert (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Rick Mittleman (2 episodes, 1974)
Claire Whitaker (2 episodes, 1975)
James G. Richardson (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edward Robak (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bruce Shelly (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mort Thaw (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Timothy Burns (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Robert A. Cinader .... executive producer / producer (109 episodes, 1972-1979)
Gino Grimaldi .... associate producer / producer (75 episodes, 1973-1979)
Edwin Self .... producer (65 episodes, 1972-1976)
William Stark .... associate producer (34 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hannah Louise Shearer .... associate producer / producer / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jack Webb .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1972)
Albert J.J. Zúñiga .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carl Vitale .... producer (1 episode, 1978-1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy May (90 episodes, 1973-1978)
Nelson Riddle (31 episodes, 1972-1973)
Gerald Fried (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Thomas Talbert (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bud Thackery (51 episodes, 1972-1977)
William Margulies (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
William Brown (21 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ric Waite (20 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frank Thackery (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gerald Perry Finnerman (3 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Warren Adams (31 episodes, 1972-1974)
Howard Terrill (28 episodes, 1972-1974)
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (21 episodes, 1974-1978)
Bill Parker (16 episodes, 1975-1977)
Howard Epstein (13 episodes, 1972-1977)
Sam Vitale (5 episodes, 1972)
Bill Lewis (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frederic L. Knudtson (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Charles Montgomery (3 episodes, 1978-1979)

Richard Belding (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Reich (50 episodes, 1972-1977)
Phil Benjamin (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Renne (86 episodes, 1972-1979)
John J. Lloyd (11 episodes, 1972)

Mickey S. Michaels (unknown episodes)
Joe D. Mitchell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mickey S. Michaels (55 episodes, 1972-1974)
Richard Friedman (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sharon Thomas (11 episodes, 1975-1977)
Joe D. Mitchell (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sam Gross (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Laurann Cordero (unknown episodes)
Larry Harmell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit manager / unit production manager / ... (89 episodes, 1972-1977)
Gene Law .... unit production manager / production manager / ... (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1972)
Edward K. Dodds .... unit manager / unit production manager (2 episodes, 1979)

Daniel Franklin .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Law .... assistant director (25 episodes, 1974-1979)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Donald White .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Daniel Franklin .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Dowell .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1974-1976)
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1972-1975)
Zane Radney .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1977)
Georg Fenady .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1972)
Dennis Donnelly .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1972)
Jerram A. Swartz .... trainee assistant director (3 episodes, 1975)
George J. Light .... first assistant director / second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Burt Bluestein .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1979)
Armando M. Huerta .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1979)

Craig Huston .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 1973)
Paul Donnelly .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Dick Erickson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
James W. Gavin .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Kalai Strode .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Sal Vecchio .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (77 episodes, 1972-1978)
Wes Wolfe .... sound effects editor (11 episodes, 1976-1979)
Norman Webster .... sound (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (3 episodes, 1972)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (3 episodes, 1972)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects / pyrotechnician / ... (53 episodes, 1972-1979)
Don Hathaway .... special effects (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Frank L. Pope .... special effects (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Paul Hickerson .... special effects (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Stunts
Angelo De Meo .... stunts / stunt double: Paul Sylvan/Randolph Mantooth (12 episodes, 1972-1979)
Dick Warlock .... stunts / stunt performer (8 episodes, 1973-1978)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (5 episodes, 1972-1977)
Craig Chudy .... stunts (4 episodes, 1973-1978)
Randolph Mantooth .... stunts (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
Kevin Tighe .... stunts (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1975-1979)
Scott Gourlay .... stunts (3 episodes, 1974-1978)
George Orrison .... stunts (3 episodes, 1974-1978)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts (3 episodes, 1975-1978)
George Sawaya .... stunts (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Holt .... stunts (2 episodes, 1974)
Johnny Miller .... stunts (2 episodes, 1978)

Bob Bralver .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... best boy / electric: uncredited / best boy: electric / ... (45 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ronald W. McLeish .... gaffer (36 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ronald McLeish .... gaffer (9 episodes, 1973)

Norman G. Langley .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Bradley B. Six .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Frank Thackery .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (99 episodes, 1972-1976)
 
Series Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (99 episodes, 1972-1976)
Nelson Riddle .... composer: theme music / composer: title theme (74 episodes, 1972-1977)
Fred Prior .... music editor (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver / driver (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Dana Winseman .... production assistant (46 episodes, 1972-1977)
Carl Vitale .... production associate (43 episodes, 1972-1974)
M.E. Hoffman .... research assistant (42 episodes, 1973-1975)
Hannah Louise Shearer .... production associate (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob McCullough .... technical advisor (2 episodes, 1976-1978)

J.B. Friend .... technical advisor (unknown episodes)
Mike Lewis .... technical advisor (unknown episodes)
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Emergencia" - USA (Spanish title)
"Emergency One" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
60 min (124 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The portable radio phone that the paramedic team uses to communicate with Rampart Hospital in the field is a Biophone 3502 radio.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Frequently, the camera angle from inside the cab of Squad 51 (usually on the passenger side) shows a rear-view mirror prominently in the upper-left corner of the screen, even though the Squad 51 vehicle itself doesn't have a rear-view mirror.See more »
Quotes:
Paramedic John Gage:I remember... I was working B-Shift over at Station 10. That was a great, old station. Know why?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto:It had a pole?
Paramedic John Gage:It had a pole. A fire station just isn't a fire station without a pole.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Go go Gage & DeSoto, 17 September 2007
Author: onamission from Australia

One of my best-remembered shows as a kid. What set this show apart from its predecessors was in drawing respect from the audience for the firefighters it portrays; for the first time the paramedics, doctors and firefighters didn't arrive to wave a magic wand putting the fire out and saving the patient. The range of (at the time) operating medical and CB radio procedures and terminology, the open identification with real-time Los Angeles and the range of rescue situations faced by Station 51 and their paramedics showed how thorough Jack Webb's research and commitment to authenticity was, pushing the benefits of the paramedic program in the face of a skeptical California state government; as a concerned West Coast citizen with an eye on the Big One he probably knew this was an important step forward in public health that would save many, many lives when that day inevitably arrived. Rescue 911, ER, Law & Order, Third Watch, Cops; the entire medical and police reality television genre can trace their origins to Emergency! and once a compatible DVD box set for Australian players arrives I'll have it to reminisce with too.

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