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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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A Saturday night staple back in the day See more (42 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 241)

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)
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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 (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
Bill Davis .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
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)
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)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... best boy: electric / best boy: Electric (45 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ronald W. McLeish .... gaffer (36 episodes, 1973-1974)

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 series is popularly credited for encouraging the widespread adoption of paramedic programs across North America.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Because the exterior shots of the station were from an active working LAFD station(127), Truck-127 was parked off to the side of the station during filming, and during several of the response clips you can see parts of the actual truck to the right of the building.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Kelly Brackett:Start an IV, 51... D5W TKO!See more »

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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Saturday night staple back in the day, 8 June 2000
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"Emergency" was a show that had it all....gripping medical drama combine with high adventure and cliffhanging excitement. As a child growing up,it was a Saturday night staple during its run on NBC from 1972-1977. Basically,it was a show about paramedics but a whole lot more. The show not only follow the lives of two paramedics DeSoto(played by Kevin Tighe),and Gage(played by Randolph Mantooth)at Station 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department who risk their lives saving people in daring but sometimes dangerous situations,but it also follows the staff and doctors at Mayfair Rampart General Hospital,particularly the details in the lives of Dr. Brackett(played by Robert Fuller),and Dr. Early(played by Bobby Troup),and the head nurse McCall(played by 50's recording artist Julie London). Its premiere episode from January of 1972,was the most gripping ever,which in turn begins the partnership of Gage and Desoto and the situations they encounter(which in a two parter episode Nurse McCall is injured when she tries to save a woman from a burning car hanging inches over a steep cliff,and Gage and Desoto raced against time to save them both). The producer of this show was Jack Webb(the man who was Joe Friday from Dragnet) who also during this created the best action series ever to come out of the 1970's which during that time he was producing shows like "Adam-12",and "O'Hara-US Treasury")and its rarely seen nowdays(except if you catch some of the episodes on TV Land) and its one of those shows you don't want to miss.

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