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Ben Casey Season 2 Episodes

31 Episodes 1962 - 1963

Episode 1

Mrs. McBroom and the Cloud Watcher

Mon, Oct 1, 1962 60 mins

Patty Duke plays a forlorn orphan left alone---and blind---after brain surgery. Sally: Joanne Linville. Casey: Vince Edwards. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Fleishman: Paul Comi. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Hoffman: Harry Landers. Meg: Meg Wyllie.

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Episode 2

The Night That Nothing Happened

Mon, Oct 8, 1962 60 mins

Casey takes charge when a power failure plunges the hospital into darkness and threatens panic among the staff and patients. Anderson: Michael Constantine. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Gault: Jack Elam. Mrs. Phelps: Vivi Janiss. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 3

In the Name of Love

Mon, Oct 15, 1962 60 mins

Rod Steiger portrays a modern-day King Lear bent on bestowing his riches on one of his three estranged daughters. Casey: Vince Edwards. Rowena: Felicia Farr. Connie: Ellen McRae. Elaine: Patricia Huston. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Ward: Don Spruance.

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Episode 4

Legacy From a Stranger

Mon, Oct 22, 1962 60 mins

The lives of a condemned convict and an embittered blind girl become intertwined as both prepare for an uncertain future. Ilyana: Janet Margolin. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Joe: Judson Laire. Agnew: Rudy Solari.

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Episode 5

Go Not Gently Into the Night

Mon, Oct 29, 1962 60 mins

Casey clashes with a husband and wife who adamantly refuse to let him operate on their son. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Burke: Russell Johnson. Farnum: John McLiam. Mrs. Farnum: Ann Burton. Joey: Pat Rosson. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 6

Behold! They Walk an Ancient Road

Mon, Nov 5, 1962 60 mins

A circulatory illness that is only partially curable robs racing-car driver Lou Carson of his will to live. Casey: Vince Edwards. Levinson: Ludwig Donath. Father McGavin: Carroll O'Connor. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 7

Of All Save Pain Bereft

Mon, Nov 12, 1962 60 mins

An amnesiac tries to piece together his past as he prepares to undergo an operation that may restore his memory. Casey: Vince Edwards. Connie: Kathleen Maguire. Zorba: Sam Jaffe.

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Episode 8

And Even Death Shall Die

Mon, Nov 19, 1962 60 mins

Robert Walker as an architect whose marriage plans are cut short by a brain tumor---and a fatalistic prospective father-in-law. Jane: Elizabeth Ashley. Casey: Vince Edwards. Mrs. Duncan: Leora Dana. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Brewster: Crahan Denton. Rudick: Roy Barcroft.

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Episode 9

The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits

Sun, Nov 25, 1962 60 mins

Character actor Strother Martin is cast as a mentally handicapped accident victim who resides at the local firehouse. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Bell: Walter Burke. Nancy: Rosemary Murphy. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Burdock: Tige Andrews. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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Episode 10

Between Summer and Winter

Mon, Dec 3, 1962 60 mins

Casey, besieged by holiday accident cases, recruits "Plumduff" Lewis, an elderly nurse known for her kindness---and total uselessness. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Davey: Richard Jordan. Martin: Dal McKennon.

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Episode 11

I Hear America Singing

Mon, Dec 10, 1962 60 mins

After running down a disabled woman, a drunken salesman trails her to the hospital to sweet-talk her out of suing. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Rose: Barbara Turner. Myron: Steven Coit. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 12

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

Mon, Dec 17, 1962 60 mins

An ambitious lawyer pressures Casey to testify that brain surgery will eliminate a convicted killer's criminal impulse. Partridge: Burgess Meredith. Hunt: Edward Andrews. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. McMillan: Leo Penn. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 13

Saturday, Surgery and Stanley Schultz

Mon, Dec 31, 1962 60 mins

After eight years, self-appointed hospital entertainer Stanley Schultz finally carts his basket of cheer to the neurosurgery ward. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Louise: Hope Holiday. Sascha: Eli Mintz. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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Episode 14

I'll Be All Right in the Morning

Mon, Jan 7, 1963 60 mins

A surgeon is determined to pursue his career despite a disorder that disturbs his balance. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Laura: Bethel Leslie. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Hoffman: Harry Landers. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 15

A Cardinal Act of Mercy

Mon, Jan 14, 1963 60 mins

Part 1. "Cardinal Act of Mercy," an Emmy-winning drama about drug addiction. Zorba's suspicions are aroused by a patient's incessant demands for morphine. Faith: Kim Stanley. Martha: Glenda Farrell. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe.

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Episode 16

A Cardinal Act of Mercy

Mon, Jan 21, 1963 60 mins

Part 2. A drug addict, forbidden further morphine shots by Dr. Zorba, frantically sends a young admirer to her pusher. Martha: Glenda Farrell. Spencer: Gary Crosby. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe.

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Episode 17

Use Neon for My Epitaph

Mon, Jan 28, 1963 60 mins

A movie star has two options: retiring or literally working himself to death. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Alice: Sally Brophy. Morgan: Curt Conway. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman.

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Episode 18

He Thought He Saw an Albatross

Mon, Feb 4, 1963 60 mins

A psychiatrist insists that he can cure a patient despite expert opinion that only surgery can help. Casey: Vince Edwards. Jane: Kim Hamilton. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Demarest: Bernie Hamilton.

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Episode 19

A Short Biographical Sketch of James Tuttle Peabody, M.D.

Mon, Feb 11, 1963 60 mins

Casey cracks down on a headstrong young intern whose driving ambition to open a swank clinic has blinded him to his patients' needs. Peabody: Fred Vincent. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Ann: Lisabeth Hush. Garrett: Joseph Sweeney. Vetley: Karl Lucas.

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Episode 20

A Hundred More Pipers

Mon, Feb 18, 1963 60 mins

Casey tries to penetrate an invisible wall erected by a brilliant surgeon (James Donald) with a strangely aloof bedside manner. Isaacs: Harold J. Stone. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Anna: Mary La Roche.

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Episode 21

Suffer the Little Children

Mon, Feb 25, 1963 60 mins

Casey suspects that the fatal head injuries of a 13-month-old infant were not accidental. Dr. Blake: Elizabeth Allen. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Williams: Paul Comi. Ruth: Jacqueline Scott. Patty: Leslye Hunter.

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Episode 22

Rigadoon for Three Pianos

Mon, Mar 4, 1963 60 mins

Casey is drawn into a young concert pianist's struggle to break away from her domineering mother. Greta: Diana Hyland. Edith: Beatrice Straight. Bauer: Alfred Ryder. Alice: Virginia Christine. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Blake: Steven Joyce.

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Episode 23

The White Ones are Dolphins

Mon, Mar 11, 1963 60 mins

Luther Adler portrays an eccentric whose picketing of County General proves embarrassing for his student-nurse daughter and exasperating for Casey (Vince Edwards). York: Ray Walston. Michael: Sharon Farrell. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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Episode 24

Will Everyone Who Believes in Terry Dunne, Please Applaud

Mon, Mar 18, 1963 60 mins

Casey tangles with an apparently self-destructive 39-year-old football star, who refuses to undergo desperately needed surgery. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Laura: Sally Grace. Terry Dunne Jr.: Lee Kinsolving.

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Episode 25

For I Will Plait Thy Hair With Gold

Mon, Mar 25, 1963 60 mins

Casey recruits compassionate Bartholomew Gray to restore calm to a lovelorn girl facing brain surgery and possible blindness. Julie: Mariette Hartley. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Blake: Peter Baldwin. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 26

Father Was an Intern

Mon, Apr 1, 1963 60 mins

Bud Forrest frowns on his financially pressed father's plans to complete his long-delayed internship. Forrest: James Whitmore. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Claire: Doris Roberts. Nick: Nick Dennis. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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Episode 27

Rage Against the Dying Light

Mon, Apr 15, 1963 60 mins

Melvyn Douglas appears as an architect whose lifelong desire to design a cathedral is blocked by a puzzling partial paralysis. Casey: Vince Edwards. Freel: Lonny Chapman. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Kent: Fred Beir. Jensen: Tom Peters.

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Episode 28

La Vie, La Vie Interieure

Mon, Apr 22, 1963 60 mins

A singer refuses to let an inoperable brain tumor prevent her from fulfilling a concert commitment. Madelon: Olive Deering. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Bouvier: Michael Forest. Sam: John Pickard. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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Episode 29

My Enemy Is a Bright Green Sparrow

Mon, Apr 29, 1963 60 mins

Patricia Neal is cast as a staff psychiatrist who is disturbed by a skid-row patient's truth serum-induced revelations. Anderson: John Larch. Casey: Vince Edwards. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Joffgre: Marcel Dalio.

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Episode 30

Lullaby for Billy Dignan

Mon, May 6, 1963 60 mins

A couple's shaky marriage topples when they learn their son requires a series of major operations. Martha: Barbara Barrie. James: Philip Abbott. Casey: Vince Edwards. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Mrs. Benson: Ruth Phillips. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Nick: Nick Dennis.

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Episode 31

Hang No Hats on Dreams

Mon, May 13, 1963 60 mins

Casey runs head-on into the problem of medical quackery when one of his colleagues seeks treatment from a charlatan. Flanders: Ed Begley. Gloria: Kathleen Nolan. Zorba: Sam Jaffe. Maggie: Bettye Ackerman. Hoffman: Harry Landers.

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