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"M*A*S*H" The Nurses (1976)

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Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (written by)
Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
19 October 1976 (Season 5, Episode 5)
The nurses go behind Margaret's back so that a fellow nurse confined to her tent can spend the night with her soldier husband who is paying her a surprise visit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joan Darling 
Writing credits
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (written by) (as Linda Bloodworth)

Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)

Richard Hooker  based on a novel by (uncredited)

Produced by
Allan Katz .... producer
Burt Metcalfe .... producer
Don Reo .... producer
Gene Reynolds .... executive producer
Cinematography by
William K. Jurgensen (director of photography) (as William Jurgensen)
Film Editing by
Stanford Tischler 
Art Direction by
Rodger Maus 
Set Decoration by
Bert Allen 
Production Management
Ted Butcher .... unit production manager
Mark Evans .... production supervisor
Joseph Silver .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hawks .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Al LaVerde .... best boy grip
Music Department
Johnny Mandel .... composer: theme
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter D. Dishell .... medical advisor (as Walter D. Dishell M.D.)
Jay Folb .... story consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Gelbart  developed for television by

Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
Art Department
Michael Casey .... assistant property master
Kurt V. Hulett .... property man (season 8)
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound editor
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (as Don V. Isaacs)
Edward Rossi .... supervising sound editor (as Ed Rossi)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Foster .... rigging gaffer (1979-1980)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator
Michael Hofstein .... aerial director of photography
Jim Sellars .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Rita Hudis .... technical advisor: medical
Lee Sollenberger .... animal handler
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

26 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Gregory Harrison would later star as Dr. Gates in Trapper John M.D. a sequel to MASH.See more »
Margaret:[chastising the nurses, as she holds back tears] Did you ever once show me any kind of friendship? Ask my help with a personal problem? Include me in one of your little bull sessions? Can you imagine what it feels like to walk by this tent and hear you laughing and know... that I'm not welcome? Did you ever once ever offer me a lousy cup of coffee?
Nurse:[Stunned at this show of emotion] We didn't think you'd accept.
Margaret:Well, you were wrong.
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Movie Connections:
References "This Is Your Life" (1952)See more »


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Margaret Get Her Day, 17 March 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

It has been stiflingly hot and everyone is one everyone else's nerves. The usual good- natured banter in the O.R. turns kind of ugly and Margaret goes after her nurses, assigning the extra duty, even though they have completed seventeen hours in surgery. Linda Kelsey, from the Lou Grant show, is a young bride whose husband gets 24 hours to see her, but she mouthed off to Houlihan and is confined to quarters. Hawkeyes and B.J. do what they can to circumvent this order and arrange a place for the husband to meet the wife. There is considerable tension here and eventually the chickens are going to come home to roost. It's interesting that Margaret is a sympathetic figure. She is portrayed as such a spartan. Well done and quite touching in many ways.

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