Ben Casey (1961–1966)

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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

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  • Noreen Corcoran in Ben Casey (1961)
  • "Ben Casey" Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates 1963 ABC
  • 9447-3 "Ben Casey" - Roddy McDowall and Madeleine Sherwood, ABC, 1966.
  • Tuesday Weld and Vince Edwards in Ben Casey (1961)
  • Tuesday Weld in Ben Casey (1961)
  • Vince Edwards in Ben Casey (1961)

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16 June 2000 | fiascofilmsco
High Quality Drama
Ben Casey is the chief neurosurgeon in County Hospital in a large city. He is surrounded by a well-trained staff of doctors and nurses. Each show focuses on a different aspect of life in the hospital. One show features Casey being sued for slander by an incompetent doctor. Casey is brilliant, but has an opinion about everything, so he stays in trouble with the front office.

Sam Jaffe stars as Dr. David Zorba, Caseys mentor and friend. Zorba advises him in important matters both as his superior, and his friend.

There are many guest stars seen over the years that this show ran. Jack Klugman, Brett Sommers, Franciot Tone, Ed Begley, Sr, Telly Savalas (with hair!) Cliff Robertson, Bruce Dern, just to name a few. The drama is well-told and engrossing.

Not everything is pure drama. One episode has Casey helping out one night in the emergency room dealing with crackpot people with imaginary problems.

Casey and Dr. Maggie Graham have an on-and-off relationship throughout the series.

If you get a chance to see Ben Casey, try to catch it with show #1, where Casey gets stuck with a needle after it was used in a test on a girl with rabies! You will be hooked.

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