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Ben Casey Season 1 Episodes

32 Episodes 1961 - 1962

Episode 1

To the Pure

Mon, Oct 2, 1961 60 mins

Casey, against the wishes of hospital administrators, insists on performing a series of difficult operations on a 9-year-old boy. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Cain: Barton Heyman. Pete: Rafael Lopez. Jensen: Maurice Manson. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 2

But Linda Only Smiled

Mon, Oct 9, 1961 60 mins

An exasperated Casey turns to the courts when a woman refuses to allow a blood transfusion for her critically injured daughter. Linda: Jeanne Cooper. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Cathy: Susan Gordon. Mrs. Reed: Stanja Lowe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Jensen: John Zaremba.

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Episode 3

Insolent Heart

Mon, Oct 16, 1961 60 mins

A renowned surgeon and teacher prepares to undergo a delicate heart operation at the hands of his former student Casey (Vince Edwards). Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Hoffman: Harry Landers. Ward: Don Spruance.

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Episode 4

I Remember a Lemon Tree

Mon, Oct 23, 1961 60 mins

George C. Scott as a brilliant surgeon, prospective father---and drug addict. Casey: Vince Edwards. Phyllis: Colleen Dewhurst. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Jensen: John Zaremba. Cain: Barton Heyman. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 5

An Expensive Glass of Water

Mon, Oct 30, 1961 60 mins

Refusing to let illness interfere with business, a tycoon converts his hospital room into a fully equipped office. Frederica: Neva Patterson. Casey: Vince Edwards. Baxter: George Neise. Johnson: Ken Becker. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 6

The Sound of Laughter

Mon, Nov 6, 1961 60 mins

Casey is frustrated in his attempts to cure a comedian who has a brain tumor but refuses treatment. Pugliese: Edward Colmans. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Phipps: Ernest Anderson.

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Episode 7

A Few Brief Lines for Dave

Mon, Nov 13, 1961 60 mins

Medical tests reveal nothing wrong with a perpetual patient who apparently enjoys hospital confinement. Casey: Vince Edwards. Taylor: Kevin McCarthy. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 8

Pavane for a Gentle Lady

Mon, Nov 20, 1961 60 mins

Casey disputes the diagnosis of a pediatrician that a patient requires brain surgery. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Una: Nellie Burt. Nancy: Anne Seymour. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Hoffman: Harry Landers. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 9

My Good Friend Krikor

Mon, Nov 27, 1961 60 mins

Casey aids a tumor-afflicted patient who is being railroaded into a mental institution. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Krikor: Abraham Sofaer. Grayson: Robert Ellenstein. Jensen: Maurice Manson. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 10

Sweet Kiss of Madness

Mon, Dec 4, 1961 60 mins

Arthur Hill portrays a small-town doctor who transfers to County General at the insistence of his ambitious wife. Ruth: Patricia Barry. Casey: Vince Edwards. George: Roger Mobley. Zorba: Sam Jaffe.

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Episode 11

A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness

Mon, Dec 11, 1961 60 mins

Casey's treatment of an epileptic is hampered by her overprotective parents and indifferent husband. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Dixon: Donald Woods. Ethel: Lynn Bari.

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Episode 12

Dark Night for Billy Harris

Mon, Dec 18, 1961 60 mins

While treating a wounded robbery suspect, Casey directs his attentions to the arresting officer, a trigger-happy policeman who may be mentally disturbed. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Billy: Bruce Dern. Flo: Cece Whitney.

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Episode 13

And If I Die

Mon, Jan 1, 1962 60 mins

A pregnant woman must undergo surgery that may prove fatal for her or her child. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Barbara: Brett Somers. Walter: John Larch. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 14

A Memory of Candy Stripes

Mon, Jan 8, 1962 60 mins

Franchot Tone is cast as a derelict taken from a flophouse, and put to work in the hospital lab by wary Casey (Vince Edwards). Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Ann: Denise Alexander. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Conklin: Brian Davies. Bates: Tony Call.

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Episode 15

Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor

Mon, Jan 15, 1962 60 mins

Casey is assigned to the admitting ward, run by a super-efficient and overbearing nurse (Vivi Janiss). Casey: Vince Edwards. Adam: Strother Martin. Florabelle: Betty Garde. Zorba: Sam Jaffe.

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Episode 16

Story to Be Softly Told

Mon, Jan 22, 1962 60 mins

Lee Marvin as a doctor whose shaky marriage is further threatened by his wife's attitude toward their mentally handicapped son. Lee: Jean Hagen. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Lolly: Jan Harrison.

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Episode 17

Big Trouble With Charlie

Mon, Jan 29, 1962 60 mins

Casey learns that Dr. Charles Kozelka is moonlighting in Pumpernickel's Casino---giving free treatment to slum dwellers. Casey: Vince Edwards. Pumpernickel: Myron McCormick. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Annie: Norma Crane. Esther: Irene Tedrow.

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Episode 18

Give My Hands an Epitaph

Mon, Feb 5, 1962 60 mins

With a delicate operation on his agenda, neurosurgeon Philip Walton tries to conceal his growing difficulty in coordinating his hands. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Laura: Eileen Ryan. Terry: Ruth Robinson. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 19

Victory Wears a Cruel Smile

Mon, Feb 12, 1962 60 mins

Casey becomes the target of a lawsuit when he publicly brands a staff physician unfit to practice medicine. Reiner: Alfred Ryder. Bundy: Ed Begley. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Huett: Edward Andrews.

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Episode 20

Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase

Mon, Feb 19, 1962 60 mins

A prison-ward patient is scheduled for surgery, despite Casey's opinion that she's malingering to avoid prosecution. Littauer: Francis Lederer. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 21

Behold a Pale Horse

Mon, Feb 26, 1962 60 mins

Casey is puzzled by tycoon O.J. Stanley (Keenan Wynn), an auto-accident victim bent on driving away his spirited daughter's suitors. Carolyn: Suzanne Pleshette. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Wallis: J. Edward McKinley.

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Episode 22

For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses

Mon, Mar 5, 1962 60 mins

A former fighter pilot, renowned for his wartime bravery, refuses to submit to a vital operation. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Eagle: Michael Davis. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 23

To a Grand and Natural Finale

Mon, Mar 12, 1962 60 mins

An injured boxer rebels against Casey's decision that he undergo a series of tests before reentering the ring. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Lockerby: Edgar Stehli. Sweet: Phillip Pine.

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Episode 24

Monument for an Aged Hunter

Mon, Mar 19, 1962 60 mins

Casey must decide which of two patients will get the limited supply of a rare, lifesaving drug. Fletcher: Wilfrid Hyde-White. Stanton: Chris Robinson. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. White: Robert F. Simon.

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Episode 25

All the Clocks Are Ticking

Mon, Mar 26, 1962 60 mins

Casey has his hands full with Liza Bowers, a charity-ward patient who insists she's a wealthy socialite. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Bowers: Henry Beckman. Mrs. Roe: Ann Morrison. Nick: Nick Dennis. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 26

Among Others, a Girl Named Abilene

Mon, Apr 2, 1962 60 mins

Assigned to Outside Medical Relief, Casey stumbles upon an impoverished migrant family with a variety of serious medical problems. Hopewell: Denver Pyle. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Boise: Darryl Duke. Abilene: Ronnie Haran. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 27

Pleasant Thing for the Eyes

Mon, Apr 16, 1962 60 mins

A Japanese girl, blinded in a fire, responds poorly to treatment until she's taken under the wing of a warmhearted orderly. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Barney: Eddie Firestone. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Hoffman: Harry Landers. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 28

And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears

Mon, Apr 23, 1962 60 mins

Casey tries to pull a successful career woman from her private world of hypochondria and self-pity. Anna: Betty Fields. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Lorraine: Luana Anders.

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Episode 29

Preferably the Less-Used Arm

Mon, Apr 30, 1962 60 mins

To forestall an epidemic, the quarantined hospital staff must operate---under makeshift conditions---on a critically ill smallpox patient. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Potter: Chal Johnson. Dr. Fraser: Ellen McRae. Michaels: Charles Bateman.

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Episode 30

An Uncommonly Innocent Killing

Mon, May 7, 1962 60 mins

Casey comes under fire when he tries to shield a patient who accidentally killed a man. Billstrom: Eddie Albert. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Mrs. Billstrom: Virginia Gregg. Schultz: Conrad Nagel. Jeff: Andrew Prine. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 31

So Oft It Chances in Particular Men

Mon, May 21, 1962 60 mins

Casey defers to a psychiatrist when an accident victim suffers an unexplained mental collapse. McMillan: Leo Penn. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Betty: Carol Rossen. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 32

When You See an Evil Man

Mon, May 28, 1962 60 mins

Hospitalized after a suicide attempt, the wife of a murdered neurosurgeon gives Casey a startling account of her husband's death. Melanie: Tuesday Weld. Alma: Jeanette Nolan. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Jake: Simon Oakland. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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