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"Great Performances" The Good Doctor (1978)

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Original Air Date:
8 November 1978 (Season 7, Episode 6)
User Reviews:
Fun adaptation of Simon's one-act play Checkov collection See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast)

Edward Asner ... Various Roles

Richard Chamberlain ... Anton Chekhov / Various Roles

Bob Dishy ... Various Roles
Gary Dontzig ... Various Roles

Lee Grant ... Various roles

Marsha Mason ... Various roles
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack O'Brien 
Writing credits
Anton Chekhov (stories)

Neil Simon (play)

Neil Simon  adaptation

Produced by
Lindsay Law .... producer
Jac Venza .... executive producer
Original Music by
Conrad Susa 
Film Editing by
Barney Robinson 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Franks .... lighting designer
Series Cast
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Fred Rose
Barbara Walsh

Series Crew
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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Additional Details

88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The original Broadway production of "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Nov 27, 1973 and ran for 208 performances.See more »
Ivan Ilyitch Cherdyakhov:I must go back and tell him what I think of him. The world must be safe so that men of all nations and creeds, regardless of color or religion, will be free to sneeze on their superiors! It is he who will be humiliated by I!See more »


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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fun adaptation of Simon's one-act play Checkov collection, 23 August 2000

THE GOOD DOCTOR played Broadway for a limited run and brought about the fateful meeting of playwright Neil Simon and struggling actress Marsha Mason. Miss Mason, fresh from her star-making role in CINDERELLA LIBERTY, scored also in this funny and poignant adaptation of Checkov one-acters. The tv version replaced Christopher Plummer with Richard Chamberlain. Gary Dontzig, another struggling young comic actor of the time and friend of Ms. Mason's, essayed the role of The Son in the television version. This young man went on to success as writer/developer/executive producer of MURPHY BROWN, winning two Emmys in the process.

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