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

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12 February 2009 | lleopldnll
| Ben Casey: the Ur Doctor
Ben Casey was the greatest exemplar on TV of sixties confrontational characters. A dynamic professional above and beyond normal standards. If you were going to use him as a role model for your own career, you'd better be as brilliant as he was. You also have to have a brilliant mentor like Dr. Zorba who fully understands how brilliant you are and sees your career as virtually indispensable to the profession. I agree with the other member who compared him to Capt. Kirk. Kirk was in a more professionally secure place as captain of his own ship. If they served together, Ben might have physically intimidated him since he dominated scenes with such great actors as George C. Scott. Spock would have had a much better relationship with Casey than he did with McCoy. Neither of them suffered fools gladly. Casey would have known Vulcan, Klingon and Romulan physiology and psychology enough to impress Spock. Spock and Kirk would seek his advice on more than just medical matters.

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