Medic: Season 1, Episode 24

Wall of Silence (18 Apr. 1955)

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Following an assault that results in a severe head injury, a newspaper editor develops aphasia and must struggle through the lengthy rehabilitative process necessary to re-learn even basic speech and literary skills.

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Guy Prescott ...
Dr. Edward Murphy
Robert Williams ...
Frank Sommers (as Robert B. Williams)
Pauline Moore ...
Ella Sommers
Jimmy Ogg ...
Phil Sommers (as James Ogg)
Paul Bryar ...
Bill Langdon
Jay Douglas ...
Harvey
Ray Quinn ...
Dr. Wells
Danny Mummert ...
Copy Boy (as Dan Mummert)
Murray Levitta ...
(as Murray Levitta B.S.)
Leo R. Graham ...
(as Leo R. Graham M.A.)
Daphne Bennett ...
(as Daphne Bennett M.A.)
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Following an assault that results in a severe head injury, a newspaper editor develops aphasia and must struggle through the lengthy rehabilitative process necessary to re-learn even basic speech and literary skills.

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Dr. Konrad Styner: The object in point, a microscopic cross-section of a neuron. A nerve cell. The case in point, Frank Elwin Sommers. He's 49 years of age, married, and a father. A newspaperman for 30 years, Sommers is the night editor of a metropolitan morning paper. He's a careful, systematic man whose life centers around his home and his family. He takes every reasonable precaution to keep himself in good physical condition. But it's debatable that a man has much to say about his destiny. In a very short time...
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Re-Routing Brain Circuits
24 October 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of voice-over plus a medical professional explaining the exact nature of Frank's brain injury. It's informative, but I doubt the series ever got big ratings due to the usual amount of medical exposition. Frank's an editor who's attacked one night by juvenile muggers, one of whom delivers a vicious kick to Frank's head. As a result, circuits conveying speech, reading, and writing, are damaged, leaving him imprisoned behind a wall of silence. In order to regain the skills, he must establish new circuits, requiring extensive therapy. Progress is slow, and it's wrenching to hear the formerly articulate editor managing at first only grunts. Once again, the acting is first-rate, with young Jimmy Ogg and Guy Prescott, especially impressive.


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