List of Ben Casey episodes

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols ", , , , " on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe intoned, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity.".[1] The series starred Vincent Edwards, with co-star Sam Jaffe (seasons 1–4) and Franchot Tone (season 5). Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman, Nick Dennis and Jeanne Bates were supporting regulars who appeared in a majority of episodes over the five seasons.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
132October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)May 28, 1962 (1962-05-28)
231October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)May 13, 1963 (1963-05-13)
333September 9, 1963 (1963-09-09)April 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)
431September 14, 1964 (1964-09-14)May 17, 1965 (1965-05-17)
526September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13)March 21, 1966 (1966-03-21)


Season 1 (1961–62)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"To the Pure"Fielder CookJames E. MoserOctober 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills, Aki Aleong as Nobby. Bart Heyman as Dr. Paul Cain, Rafael Lopez as Pete Salazar, Angela Clarke as Mrs. Salazar, Maurice Manson as Dr. Harold Jensen, Adrienne Hayes as Dorothy Wilmer, Ann Morrison as Mrs. Wilmer. Francis DeSales, Stuart Nisbet, Wilton Graff, Susan Davis, Nelson Olmsted, Maudie Prickett, Adrienne Marden. Uncredited: Bert Stevens [man in restaurant]

Ben Casey jeopardizes his career in order to perform a delicate brain operation on a young boy.
22"But Linda Only Smiled"Abner BibermanWilliam BastOctober 9, 1961 (1961-10-09)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Jeanne Cooper as Linda. Stanja Lowe as Mrs. Reed, Susan Gordon as Kathy Reed. Bernard Kates as Dr. Murphy, John Zaremba as Dr. Jensen, Barton Heyman as Dr. Cain, Robert B. Williams as Mr. Hodges. Charles Irving, Mary Gregory, Lorraine Martin, Leslie Summers. Uncredited: Michele Lee [nurse at neurological ward station]

Dr. Casey administers a blood transfusion on a critically ill child, despite the religious objections of her mother.
33"The Insolent Heart"Alex MarchAl C. WardOctober 16, 1961 (1961-10-16)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick. Guest Star Luther Adler as Dr. Michael Waldman. Carl Benton Reid as Dean Alfred Norris, Robert Burton as Dr. Ralph Keel, Don Spruance as Dr. John Ward, George Dunn as Jim Wilkins, Nita Loveless as Nurse Lane. Mary Gregory, Carolyn Fleming, Art Passarella, Leslie Summers and David Lewis as Dr. Paul Wolf. Uncredited: Bess Flowers [guest at party]

Dr. Casey is reluctant to perform experimental surgery on his former instructor, who has heart disease. Also a friend of Dr. Zorba, the instructor insists on having the operation.
44"I Remember a Lemon Tree"Alex MarchStory by : Marcus W. Demian
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
October 23, 1961 (1961-10-23)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Stars George C. Scott as Dr. Karl Anders. Colleen Dewhurst as Phyllis Anders. John Zaremba as Dr. Harold Jensen, Barton Heyman as Dr. Cain, Alice Rodriguez as Nurse Hendrix.

A brilliant surgeon has developed a drug habit while battling leukemia, and is now forging prescriptions of morphine for his own use.
55"An Expensive Glass of Water"Robert Ellis MillerGilbert RalstonOctober 30, 1961 (1961-10-30)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Chester Morris as Walter Tyson. Neva Patterson as Frederica, Shirley Ballard as Wiletta Tyson. John Zaremba as Dr. Harold Jensen, George Neise as George Baxter, Herb Armstrong as Joe Weiss, Ken Becker as Bill Johnson. Thom Carney, Barbara Collentine, Richard Keith, Mary Patton. Uncredited (in order of appearance): Noble Chissell [worker], Eric Morris [patient]

A business tycoon battles with Dr. Casey in an effort to keep the seriousness of his physical condition a secret from his competitors.
66"The Sound of Laughter"Irving LernerGilbert RalstonNovember 6, 1961 (1961-11-06)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Stanley Adams as Tony Romano, Ruth Storey as Leona Romano, Edward Colmans as Anselmo Pugliese, Ernest Anderson as Matty Phipps, Anna Bruno-Lena as Gina. Ned Glass, Jack Mather, John Pickard, Roxanne Brooks, Patricia King, Karen Norris, Tom Pardew.

Children's laughter gives needed therapy to an ailing entertainer who is paralyzed after a cranial seizure.
77"A Few Brief Lines for Dave"Byron PaulStory by : Paul Savage
Teleplay by : Al C. Ward
November 13, 1961 (1961-11-13)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Kevin McCarthy as Dr. Dave Taylor. Co-starring Phyllis Love as Elizabeth Collins. Herbert Patterson as Dr. John Chambers, Don Spruance as Dr. Robert Ward, Mary Gregory as Miss Wilson, Meg Wyllie as Mrs. Storey, Frank Kreig as Mr. Mooney. Jean MacRae, Lon Dean, Richard Vath, Lou Byrne, Theona Bryant, Bill Bixby, Florence Sayner, James Wright.

A malingering female patient and a fear-ridden resident surgeon pose problems for Dr. Casey.
88"Pavanne for a Gentle Lady"Abner BibermanTheodore ApsteinNovember 20, 1961 (1961-11-20)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Bethel Leslie as Dr. Jean Howard. Anne Seymour as Mrs. Nancy Farrell, Harry Holcombe as Dr. Prentiss, Anne Whitfield as Sue Paulson, Alex Viespi as Frank Paulson. Nita Loveless, Carolyn Fleming, George Mather, Carmen Nisbet. and Nellie Burt as Una O'Banion. [Revised opening credits highlight both Vincent Edwards and Sam Jaffe]

Dr. Casey clashes with a pediatrician while an elderly patient shows courage by facing her suffering gallantly.
99"My Good Friend Krikor"Irvin KershnerTheodore ApsteinNovember 27, 1961 (1961-11-27)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Nick Dennis as Nick, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Abraham Sofaer as Krikor Dakopian, Arline Sax as Nina Vartan, Roger DeKoven as Joe Dakopian, Henry Corden as Henry Vartan, Jack Hogan as Carl Pierce. Simon Scott, Rex Holman, Paul Keast, Paul Barselow, Paul Pepper and Robert Ellenstein as Dr. Grayson. Uncredited: Spec O'Donnell [patient]

After an orderly's friend is committed for psychiatric observation, Dr. Casey goes to court in an attempt to treat him through neurosurgery.
1010"The Sweet Kiss of Madness"Robert Ellis MillerTheodore ApsteinDecember 4, 1961 (1961-12-04)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Starring Arthur Hill as Dr. Alan Reynolds. Guest Star Patricia Barry as Ruth Reynolds. John Lasell as Jack Maxwell, Joyce Van Patten as Stella Maxwell and William Windom as Dr. Owen. Roger Mobley as George Maxwell, Alice Backes as Mrs. Torrance, Brad Trumbull as Sgt. Harris, Mary Gregory as Miss Carson. Robert Hastings, Deirdre Owen, Karen Norris, George Sawaya.

A doctor's ambitious wife goads him into suppressing information that would harm his career.
1111"A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness"Abner BibermanGilbert RalstonDecember 11, 1961 (1961-12-11)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Joan Hackett as Ellen Parker. Ron Hagerthy as Lawrence Powers. Donald Woods as Frank Dixon. Ray Daley as George Parker, Dyan Cannon as Donna Whitney, Don Spruance as Dr. Robert Ward. Anna-Lisa as Dr. Amy Peterson, Mary Gregory as Miss Carson. Katherine Victor as Technician and Lynn Bari as Ethel Dixon.

Dr. Casey confronts a disinterested intern and helps a patient who is ashamed of her epilepsy realize that she can live a productive life.
1212"Dark Night for Billy Harris"Alex MarchGabrielle Upton and William BastDecember 18, 1961 (1961-12-18)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Telly Savalas as George Dempsey. Elen Willard as Lorie Harris, Bruce Dern as Billy Harris, Ce Ce Whitney as Flo Dempsey, Don Spruance as Dr. Robert Ward. Paul Bryar, Herbert Patterson, Barry Brooks, Louise Lewis.

Dr. Casey suspects that bullet-ridden Billy Harris is the victim of a trigger-happy policeman.
1313"And If I Die"Byron PaulKen Kolb and James E. MoserJanuary 1, 1962 (1962-01-01)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. John Larch as Walter Thurman, Brett Somers as Barbara Thurman. Leo Penn as Dr. Ralph Ferris, Sandra White as Norma Ferris, Karl Swenson as Dr. Frank Barthold, Kay Stewart as Nurse Andrews. June Ellis, Louise Lewis, Carolyn Fleming and Ann Robinson as Sally Hodges.

An expectant mother faces brain surgery which could cause the loss of her baby.
1414"A Memory of Candy Stripes"Robert Ellis MillerTheodore ApsteinJanuary 8, 1962 (1962-01-08)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Dr. Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Franchot Tone as Robert Ashton. Denise Alexander as Ann Mullen. Brian Davies as Joe Conklin, Tony Call as Neil Bates, Nick Dennis as Nick Kanavaras, Don Spruance as Dr. Robert Ward. Cyril Delavanti, Dorothy Neumann, Ed Prentiss, Edmund Williams.

Dr. Casey jeopardizes his hospital career when he seeks the rehabilitation of an alcoholic patient.
1515"Imagine a Long Bright Corridor"Arthur HillerJack LairdJanuary 15, 1962 (1962-01-15)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Bettye Ackerman as Dr. Maggie Graham. Guest Star Cecil Kellaway as Noah Miggs. Betty Garde as Florabelle Hanks, Vivi Janiss as Mrs. Phelps, Strother Martin as Adam Raemecker. Valentín De Vargas as Dr. Escobar, Brenda Scott as Pearl Oglesby, Marge Redmond as Mae Oglesby, Peggie Adams as Miss Van Buren, Lew Brown as Angie. James Nusser, Arthur Malet, Davis Roberts, Jerry Summers, Mike Donovan, Jess Wayne. Penny Santon, Lillian Adams, Paul Wexler and Robert Blake as Jesse Verdugo.

Dr. Casey encounters the seamiest side of hospital life during his temporary assignment in the Main Admittance Room.
1616"A Story to Be Softly Told"Alex MarchTheodore ApsteinJanuary 22, 1962 (1962-01-22)

starring Vincent Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey. Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman, Bettye Ackerman as Dr. Maggie Graham, Jeanne Bates as Miss Wills. Guest Star Lee Marvin as Dr. Gerald Bramson. Also Starring Jean Hagen as Lee Bramson. Marianne Stewart as Miss Masterson, Tony Maxwell as Andy Bramson, Shari Lee Bernath as Gloria Bramson, Tracey Stratford as Jenny Bramson, Cecil Weston as Mrs. Watkins. Burt Mustin, Jan Harrison, Ila Briton, Elizabeth Thompson, Carol Andreson.

A mother hopes that an operation on her mentally retarded son will restore him to normalcy and save her marriage.
1717"The Big Trouble With Charlie"Sydney PollackNorman KatkovJanuary 29, 1962 (1962-01-29)

Guest stars: Kevin Brodie, Walter Burke, Norma Crane, Myron McCormick, Harry Raven, Alan Roberts, Alice Rodriguez, Irene Tedrow, Garry Walberg, Jack Warden

Dr. Casey discovers a doctor treating derelicts in the back section of a pool room and demands that the patients come to the hospital for proper treatment.
1818"Give My Hands an Epitaph"Alex MarchTheodore ApsteinFebruary 5, 1962 (1962-02-05)

Guest stars: Robert Boon, Constance Dane, Jack Klugman, Ruthie Robinson, Eileen Ryan

Dr. Casey detects signs of a serious nervous disorder in a brain surgeon about to operate.
1919"Victory Wears a Cruel Smile"Abner BibermanHarry Julian FinkFebruary 12, 1962 (1962-02-12)

Guest stars: Edward Andrews, Ed Begley, Ruth Foster, Louise Lorimer, Freeman Lusk, Tyler McVey, Nancy Rennick, Alfred Ryder, Don Spruance

Dr. Casey brands a staff physician incompetent after he makes an incorrect diagnosis and prescription for a young patient.
2020"Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase"Leo PennGilbert RalstonFebruary 19, 1962 (1962-02-19)

Guest stars: Ruth Foster, Francis Lederer, Alice Rodriguez, Stefan Schnabel, Quintin Sondergaard, Fay Spain, Don Spruance, Joseph Vitale

A refugee doctor meets resistance from Dr. Casey in his diagnosis for the hospital's prison-ward patient.
2121"Behold a Pale Horse"Abner BibermanStory by : Teddi Sherman & Judith Plowden
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
February 26, 1962 (1962-02-26)

Guest stars: Keenan Wynn, J. Edward McKinley, Peggie Adams, Lou Krugman, Adam Stewart, Terry Loomis, John Close, John Hart, Paul Hartman

  • Dr. Casey is drawn into a ruthless battle between a domineering father (Wynn) and his lovelorn daughter (Pleshette).

Also Starring: Suzanne Pleshette as Carolyn Stanley

2222"For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses"Sydney PollackJack CurtisMarch 5, 1962 (1962-03-05)

Guest stars: Michael Davis, Jess Kirkpatrick, Peggy Leon, Lawrence Parke, Cliff Robertson, Charles Wagenheim

Superstitions draw together a former Army ace and a terrified Native American boy.
2323"To a Grand and Natural Finale"Abner BibermanAlvin Sargent and Gabrielle UptonMarch 12, 1962 (1962-03-12)

Guest stars: Gina Gillespie, Mary Gregory, Kim Hamilton, Ralph Manza, Phillip Pine, Hari Rhodes, it:Edgar Stehli, John Zaccaro

After collapsing following his last bout, an injured boxer defies Dr. Casey's decision that he submit to a series of medical tests.
2424"Monument to an Aged Hunter"Sydney PollackStory by : Oliver Crawford
Teleplay by : Gilbert Ralston
March 19, 1962 (1962-03-19)

Guest stars: Lane Bradford, Kathie Browne, Alan Caillou, Ruth Foster, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Sydney Pollack, Chris Robinson, Robert F. Simon, Kay Stewart

Dr. Casey faces a crucial decision when two of his patients require a rare drug, which can only be supplied to one of them.
2525"All the Clocks Are Ticking"Abner BibermanStory by : Margaret Schneider & Paul Schneider
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
March 26, 1962 (1962-03-26)

Guest stars: Henry Beckman, Barry Brooks, Rudy Dolan, Dorothy Konrad, Nan Martin, Ann Morrison, Don Spruance

A female patient refuses to face the passage of time and face present realities when Dr. Casey treats her for a concussion.
2626"Among Others, a Girl Named Abilene"Arthur HillerNorman Katkov & Jack LairdApril 2, 1962 (1962-04-02)

Guest stars: Mabel Albertson, William Allyn, it:Lillian Bronson, Barry Cahill, Jorja Curtright, Daryl Duke, William Fawcett, Everett Glass, Charity Grace, Ronnie Haran, Harold Innocent, Louise Lewis, George Mitchell, Denver Pyle, Charles Thompson, Paul Tripp

Dr. Casey battles ignorance, fear, superstition and demoralization for a series of indigent patients during outside medical relief.
2727"A Pleasant Thing for the Eyes"Arthur HillerJack CurtisApril 16, 1962 (1962-04-16)

Guest stars: Eddie Firestone, Charles Lampkin, Butch Patrick, Alex Sharp, Pearl Shear, Paul Sorensen, Yoko Tani

A survivor of both the Hiroshima blast and a school fire has a psychological problem that Dr. Casey admits he can't solve.
2828"And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears"Fielder CookStory by : Eric Peters
Teleplay by : James E. Moser & Eric Peters
April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)

Guest stars: Luana Anders, Betty Field, Carmen Mathews

A supervising nurse and an embittered career woman patient who is undergoing menopause test the skills of both Dr. Casey and Dr. Zorba.
2929"Preferably, the Less-Used Arm"Fielder CookGilbert RalstonApril 30, 1962 (1962-04-30)

Guest stars: John Astin, Charles Bateman, Russ Thorson, Chal Johnson, Joe Perry, Ralph Moody, Tom Peters, Tol Avery, Warren Kemmerling, Lee Krieger, Lon Dean, Sandra Stone, Sheldon Allman, Raymond Guth, James Healy

  • Dr. Casey performs an emergency operation to counter a threatening smallpox epidemic.
  • Co-starring Ellen McRae as Dr. Leslie Fraser
3030"An Uncommonly Innocent Killing"Alex MarchStory by : Les Pine
Teleplay by : Don Brinkley
May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)

Guest stars: Philip Abbott, Eddie Albert, Ruth Foster, Edmund Glover, Virginia Gregg, it:Duane Grey, Charles Horvath, Joe Maross, Conrad Nagel, Andrew Prine, Ray Smith

A business magnate strikes an associate during a seizure, causing the man's death, and Dr. Casey refuses to release him for trial.
3131"So Oft It Chances in Particular Men"Alex MarchJames E. MoserMay 21, 1962 (1962-05-21)

Guest stars: James Franciscus, Carol Rossen

Tests fail to determine why the victim of a simple accident has developed mental problems.
3232"When You See an Evil Man"Sydney PollackJames E. Moser & Gilbert RalstonMay 28, 1962 (1962-05-28)

Guest stars: Bill Erwin, Robert Miller, Jeanette Nolan, Simon Oakland, Tuesday Weld, Tom Simcox

A mother attempts to protect her daughter by claiming that her alleged suicide attempt followed the murder of her neurosurgeon husband.

Season 2 (1962–63)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
331"Mrs. McBroom and the Cloud Watcher"Sydney PollackStory by : Harry Brown
Teleplay by : Harry Brown and James E. Moser
October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)

Guest stars: Paul Comi, Cyril Delevanti, Patty Duke, Lee Krieger, Jack Laird, Joanne Linville, Richard Reeves, Katherine Victor, Meg Wyllie

After brain surgery, an orphan experiences a new loneliness, she's blind.
342"The Night That Nothing Happened"Sydney PollackOliver CrawfordOctober 8, 1962 (1962-10-08)

Guest stars: Lew Brown, Nick Dennis, Vivi Janiss, Valentin de Vargas, Robert Hastings, George E. Mather, Natalie Norwick, Davis Roberts, Tom Troupe, Moria Turner, Don Spruance, Tracy Stratford, Frank Warren,

  • Mrs Tarlow is about to give birth. On the drive to the hospital, she, her husband and her daughter are involved in an auto accident.
  • Co-starring: Michael Constantine as Engineer Andersen, Jerry Paris as Mr. Tarlow, Jack Elam as Felix Gault
353"In the Name of Love, A Small Corruption"Stuart RosenbergGilbert RalstonOctober 15, 1962 (1962-10-15)

Guest stars: Tol Avery, Nick Dennis, Felicia Farr, John Francis, Patricia Huston, Ellen McRae, Bing Russell, Don Spruance, Rod Steiger,

A wealthy man portends to be a modern-day King Lear, as he tries to decide which of his three estranged daughters will get his riches.
364"Legacy from a Stranger"Joseph PevneyStory by : Raphael Hayes
Teleplay by : Jack Laird & Raphael Hayes
October 22, 1962 (1962-10-22)

Guest stars: Nick Dennis, David Fresco, Bernard Kates, Jack Kosslyn, Steven Hill, Judson Laire, Janet Margolin, Stafford Repp, Rudy Solari, Helen Westcott

A condemned convict and an embittered blind woman are about to have their lives cross as each heads into an uncertain future.
375"Go Not Gently Into the Night"Sydney PollackArthur L. MurphyOctober 29, 1962 (1962-10-29)

Guest stars: Anne Barton, Kevin Brodie, Russell Johnson, Noah Keen, John McLiam, John Newton, Pat Rosson, Don Spruance, Ben Wright

Parents who refuse to allow any surgery on their son provoke the wrath of Casey.
386"Behold! They Walk an Ancient Road"Stuart RosenbergGilbert RalstonNovember 5, 1962 (1962-11-05)

Guest stars: Burt Brinckerhoff, Suzi Carnell, Nick Dennis, Ludwig Donath, Carroll O'Connor, Jack Sahakian

Casey tries to revive racing driver Lou Carson's will to live after he's diagnosed with a circulatory disease that for the most part is incurable.
397"Of All Save Pain Bereft"Joseph PevneyStory by : Peggy Shaw & Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
November 12, 1962 (1962-11-12)

Guest stars: William Bryant, Ruth Foster, Joan Huntington, Ray Kellogg, Kathleen Maguire, Gerald O'Loughlin, Leo Penn, Paula Petris, Herbert Rudley, it:Chet Stratton

A man with amnesia attempts to put his past back together leading up to surgery that could restore his memory totally .. or not.
408"And Even Death Shall Die"Leo PennFrances YoungNovember 19, 1962 (1962-11-19)

Guest stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Roy Barcroft, Leora Dana, Crahan Denton, Robert Walker Jr.,

A promising young architect who is about to marry the girl of his dreams is suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor, ending the marriage plans after her father finds out about the illness.
419"The Firemen Who Raised Rabbits"Irving LernerGilbert RalstonNovember 26, 1962 (1962-11-26)

Guest stars: Tige Andrews, Walter Burke, it:Sidney Clute, Nick Dennis, Strother Martin, Rosemary Murphy, L. Q. Jones, Greg Morris, Leo Penn, Hugh Sanders

A slow middle-aged man nicknamed Rabbits resides at a local fire station where he is cared for by the firemen. After a bike accident hospitalizes Rabbits, his sister threatens to institutionalize him.
4210"Between Summer and Winter, the Glorious Season"Paul NickellStory by : Jack Curtis
Teleplay by : Jack Curtis & Jack Laird
December 3, 1962 (1962-12-03)

Guest stars: it:Gail Bonney, Nellie Burt, Michael Hinn, Richard Jordan, Dal McKennon, Don Spruance

"Plumduff" Lewis, an elderly nurse known for her kindness, and uselessness, gets recruited by Casey when his holiday accident load becomes more than he can handle.
4311"I Hear America Singing"Irving LernerJack CurtisDecember 10, 1962 (1962-12-10)

Guest stars: Nick Dennis, Stephen Coit, Jean Holcomb, Barbara Turner, Jack Warden

A drunk salesman tries to talk a disabled woman out of filing a law suit against him after he runs over her with his car.
4412"Pack Up All My Care and Woe"David Lowell RichWilton SchillerDecember 17, 1962 (1962-12-17)

Guest stars: Edward Andrews, Russ Bender, Lillian Buyeff, Ruth Foster, Stacy Harris, John Lawrence, Burgess Meredith, Leo Penn, Barney Phillips, Alice Rodriguez, Paul Sorensen, de:Marianne Stewart

Casey finds himself in the middle of a legal wrangle when a lawyer pressures him to testify in court that brain surgery on Lester Partridge will do away with the convict's murderous tendencies.
4513"Saturday, Surgery and Stanley Schultz"Irving LernerAlvin SargentDecember 31, 1962 (1962-12-31)

Guest stars: Jan Bradley, Barry Brooks, Jon Cedar, James Dunn, Bern Hoffman, Hope Holiday, John Lodge, Jean MacRae, Robert Miller, Eli Mintz, Frances Osborne, John Pavelko, Alice Rodriguez, Sydney Smith, Moria Turner

Casey wonders why hospital clown Stanley Schultz, who has performed for patients for eight years, refuses to entertain the patients in neurosurgery.
4614"I'll Be All Right in the Morning"Sydney PollackStory by : Theodore Apstein & Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by : Wilton Schiller
January 7, 1963 (1963-01-07)

Guest stars: Charlene Brooks, Steven Hill, Bethel Leslie, Ernest A. Losso (credited as Ernest Losso)

When a surgeon discovers he has a disorder that causes him to lose his balance, he determines to continue in his career.
4715"A Cardinal Act of Mercy Part 1"Sydney PollackNorman KatkovJanuary 14, 1963 (1963-01-14)

Guest stars: Gary Crosby, Timmy Everett, Glenda Farrell, Miranda Jones, Lillian Powell, Napoleon Simpson, Kim Stanley

Casey tries to help a lawyer kick her drug habit, but encounters resistance, lies and manipulation when she gets a guileless young man to smuggle dope into her hospital room. He is visiting his mother, who is in the hospital for treatment of injuries received in a beating.
4816"A Cardinal Act of Mercy Part 2"Sydney PollackNorman KatkovJanuary 21, 1963 (1963-01-21)

Guest stars: Gary Crosby, Timmy Everett, Glenda Farrell, Kim Stanley

Dr. Casey prescribes morphine for Faith, a drug addict, to make her comfortable while treating her. Casey uncovers Faith's secret: she gets a young man to smuggle in drugs for her after Dr. Zorba orders Casey to stop giving her morphine shots.
4917"Use Neon for My Epitaph"Paul NickellGilbert RalstonJanuary 28, 1963 (1963-01-28)

Guest stars: Sallie Brophy, Curt Conway, Will Kuluva, Paul Martin, Gary Merrill, Bryan O'Byrne, Alice Rodriguez, Don Spruance, Evelyn Ward

Movie star Miles Houghton collapses during the filming of a multimillion-dollar production and Casey's diagnosis is if Houghton returns to work, he will die.
5018"He Thought He Saw an Albatross"Leo PennDon BrinkleyFebruary 4, 1963 (1963-02-04)

Guest stars: Dianne Foster, Mary Gregory, Bernie Hamilton, Kim Hamilton, Leslie Nielsen, Leo Penn

A psychiatrist claims that he can cure Casey's patient without the aid of neurosurgery.
5119"A Short Biographical Sketch of James Tuttle Peabody MD"Paul NickellNorman KatkovFebruary 11, 1963 (1963-02-11)

Guest stars: Claudia Bryar, Gage Clarke, Lisabeth Hush, Maurice Jara, de:Karl Lukas, Erin O'Donnell, Joseph Sweeney, Justin Smith, Fred Vincent

Although he's still an intern, Jimmy Peabody is raising funds to finance a medical clinic of his own, and one of the sources he's depending on is wealthy Adam Garrett, an elderly patient at County General.
5220"A Hundred More Pipers"Leo PennBarry OringerFebruary 18, 1963 (1963-02-18)

Guest stars: Marcus Demian, James Donald, Ruth Foster, fr:Mary LaRoche, Walter Mathews, Paula Petris, Harold J. Stone, Edmund Williams

Dr. Casey admires surgeon Alvin MacKenzie, but he can't understand why his colleague has erected such a cold barrier between himself and his patients.
5321"Suffer the Little Children"Sydney PollackJames E. Moser,February 25, 1963 (1963-02-25)

Guest stars: Elizabeth Allen, Paul Comi, James Griffith, Leslye Hunter, Jacqueline Scott, Edward C. Short, Russell Thorson, Moria Turner, Cece Whitney (credited as CeCe Whitney)

After an infant dies of head injuries, Casey learns that her sister was also hurt at about the same time - and he begins to doubt that the children were really accident victims.
5422"Rigadoon for Three Pianos"Leo PennGilbert RalstonMarch 4, 1963 (1963-03-04)

Guest stars: Virginia Christine, Diana Hyland, Stephen Joyce, Alfred Ryder, Beatrice Straight

Greta Bauer's mother is dominating not only her career as a pianist, but her personal life as well - and her aunt Alice refuses to undergo crucial surgery unless she is assured that Greta will have her freedom.
5523"The White Ones Are Dolphins"Alex MarchJames J. SweeneyMarch 11, 1963 (1963-03-11)

Guest stars: Luther Adler, Nick Dennis, Sharon Farrell, John Qualen

  • An eccentric is picketing County General which proves embarrassing for his student-nurse daughter and exasperating for Casey.
  • Special guest star Ray Walston as Councilman York
5624"Will Everyone Who Believes in Terry Dunne Please Applaud"Alex MarchStory by : Wilton Schille & Leo Penn
Teleplay by : Wilton Schiller
March 18, 1963 (1963-03-18)

Guest stars: Pete Beathard, Lane Bradford, Neville Brand, Lane Bradford, Nick Dennis, Sally Gracie, Ronnie Knox, Tony Linehan

  • Casey tangles with an apparently self-destructive 39-year-old football star who refuses to undergo desperately needed surgery.

Also starring: Lee Kinsolving as Terrence Dunne Jr.

5725"For I Will Plait Thy Hair with Gold"Leo PennGilbert RalstonMarch 25, 1963 (1963-03-25)

Guest stars: Peter Baldwin, Nick Dennis, Mariette Hartley, Dan O'Herlihy

Despite surgery, Julie Carr may go blind – and now her fiancee has left her to face the darkness alone.
5826"Father Was an Intern"Alex MarchNorman KatkovApril 1, 1963 (1963-04-01)

Guest stars: Philip Bourneuf, Dabney Coleman, Tony Franke, Theodore Lehmann (credited as Ted Lehmann), Ralph Moody, Michael Parks, Frances Reid, Doris Roberts, James Whitmore

Bud Forrest frowns on his financially pressed father's plans to complete his long-delayed internship.
5927"Rage Against the Dying Light"Irving LernerArthur L. MurphyApril 15, 1963 (1963-04-15)

Guest stars: Melvyn Douglas, Frederick Beir, Lonny Chapman

Architect Burton Strang's lifelong ambition to design a new type of cathedral is thwarted by a strange partial paralysis, which Casey believes to be surgically curable. But a colleague, Dr Freel, disagrees.
6028"La Vie, La Vie Interieure"Leo PennGilbert RalstonApril 22, 1963 (1963-04-22)

Guest stars: Gloria Calomee, Guy De Vestel, Olive Deering, Michael Forest, Paul Mantee, John Pickard, Peggy Rea. Dick Wilson

A singer refuses to let an inoperable brain tumor prevent her from fulfilling a concert commitment.
6129"My Enemy Is a Bright Green Sparrow"Robert ButlerBarry OringerApril 29, 1963 (1963-04-29)

Guest stars: Arthur Batanides, Marcel Dalio, John Larch, Patricia Neal, Richard Reeves, Charles Wagenheim de:Jan Shutan, Charles Wagenheim

Staff psychiatrist Louise Chapelle has skid row patient Robert Anderson transferred to her care – but his revelations under narcosynthesis disturb her profoundly.
6230"Lullaby for Billy Dignan"Leo PennTeleplay by : Gilbert Ralston
Story by: Jerry Davis
May 6, 1963 (1963-05-06)

Guest stars: Philip Abbott, Barbara Barrie, fr:Don Hanmer, Ruth Phillips

An adopted child requires a series of major operations.
6331"Hang No Hats on Dreams"Irving LernerHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales)May 13, 1963 (1963-05-13)

Guest stars: Ed Begley, de:Doreen Lang, Jon Lormer, Kathy Nolan, Willard Sage

Casey runs head-on into the problem of medical quackery when one of his colleagues seeks treatment from a charlatan.

Season 3 (1963–64)Edit

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641"For This Relief, Much Thanks"Sydney PollackSteven Carabatsos & John T. DuganSeptember 9, 1963 (1963-09-09)

Guest stars: Scott Marlowe, Millie Perkins, Oscar Homolka, Paul Richards, Eduard Franz

A musician is disturbed by the conflict between himself and his cruelly authoritarian father. The events of this episode continued in the first episode of Breaking Point the following week.
652"Justice to a Microbe"Leo PennJack Raphael GussSeptember 18, 1963 (1963-09-18)

Guest stars: Robert Loggia, James Caan, Paul Comi

The entire hospital staff is put on emergency service to treat a patient who has a radioactive substance in his spine. Dr. Maggie Graham switches her specialty from Anesthesiology to Neurology.
663"With the Rich and Mighty, Always a Little Patience"Paul WendkosNorman KatkovSeptember 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)

Guest stars: Anne Francis, Frank Aletter, Frederick Beir

A spoiled young socialite is used to getting what she wants and now she wants Dr. Casey.
674"Allie"Leo PennBarry OringerOctober 2, 1963 (1963-10-02)

Guest stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Greg Morris

A baseball star loses an eye during an accident on the field, then clashes with an African-American doctor who thinks the baseball player has no future.
685"If There Were Dreams to Sell"Mark RydellGabrielle UptonOctober 9, 1963 (1963-10-09)

Guest stars: Suzy Somers, Cecil Kellaway, Kay Medford

11-year-old Collie Smith sees Dr. Casey as a father figure, given a family life that includes the absence of her real father, her dying grandfather and her apathetic mother.
696"The Echo of a Silent Cheer (Part 1)"Leo PennWilliam P. McGivernOctober 16, 1963 (1963-10-16)

Guest stars: Barry Sullivan, Beau Bridges

The body-building campaign set up by David Masterson, the father of an athlete, conflicts with Dr. Casey's insistence that the boy needs an operation.
707"The Echo of a Silent Cheer (Part 2)"Leo PennWilliam P. McGivernOctober 23, 1963 (1963-10-23)

Guest stars: Barry Sullivan, Beau Bridges, Edward Asner

David Masterson sues County General for $1 million, claiming that an unauthorized operation on his son by Dr. Casey has left him totally and permanently paralyzed.
718"Little Drops of Water, Little Grains of Sand"Richard C. SarafianLes PineOctober 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)

Guest stars: Aldo Ray, Norma Crane

Though a factory worker is brought to County general with an apparent brain tumor, Dr. Casey suspects lead poisoning and begins an investigation of the factory.
729"Light Up the Dark Corners"Mark RydellJeanne BeechingNovember 6, 1963 (1963-11-06)

Guest stars: Richard Basehart, Piper Laurie, J. Pat O'Malley

An Irish sea captain's terminal disease brings him to County General, where he meets a feisty Irish nurse who eventually falls in love with him.
7310"Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast"Irving LernerDon BrinkleyNovember 13, 1963 (1963-11-13)

Guest stars: Ricardo Montalban, Logan Ramsey

Patient Henry Davis abuses women, which he confesses to Dr. Graham, who is bound by doctor-patient privilege not to reveal the information.
7411"Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree"Robert ButlerAnthony LawrenceNovember 20, 1963 (1963-11-20)

Guest stars: Dean Jones, Ulla Jacobsson

Medical ethics come into play when debate over whether the unborn child of a refugee mother should be aborted due to health concerns.
7512"Dispel the Black Cyclone That Shakes the Throne"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Story by : Alvin Sargent
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
November 27, 1963 (1963-11-27)

Guest stars: Mary Astor, Eileen Heckart, James Dunn, Luana Anders

An aging operatic diva is going blind, with her devoted secretary standing by her side.
7613"My Love, My Love"Richard C. SarafianStory by : Eugene Solow
Teleplay by : William Wood
December 4, 1963 (1963-12-04)

Guest stars: Barry Nelson, Anna-Lisa, Anjanette Comer

Married pathologist Joe Garry develops multiple sclerosis, and begins running County General's ward that deals with people who have the disease. While there, he becomes attracted to one of the female patients.
7714"From Too Much Love of Living"Mark RydellNorman JacobDecember 11, 1963 (1963-12-11)

Guest stars: Barbara Rush, Peter Mark Richman

Dr. Casey treats a woman who tried to commit suicide because her husband's medical career at County General is causing him to neglect her, which causes Dr. Casey to counsel the couple.
7815"It Is Getting Dark… And We Are Lost"Leo PennStory by : Barry Trivers
Teleplay by : Jack Laird & Teddi Sherman
December 18, 1963 (1963-12-18)

Guest stars: Ann Jillian, Robert Webber, Gene Lyons

Dr. Casey desperately attempts to locate the father of a precocious girl who is found mumbling in Latin and German after having been injured in an accident.
7916"The Last Splintered Spoke of the Old Burlesque Wheel"Robert ButlerStory by : Al C. Ward
Teleplay by : Charles K. Peck Jr.
December 25, 1963 (1963-12-25)

Guest stars: Maggie McNamara, George Grizzard

Dr. Casey attempts to restore a stripper's self-worth, after she was heavily influenced by a hypocritical evangelist.
8017"The Light That Loses, The Night That Wins"Irving LernerOliver CrawfordJanuary 1, 1964 (1964-01-01)

Guest stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy McCay

A once-great surgeon loses his nerve after one of his patients dies under his care, and Dr. Casey attempts to motivate him into performing another operation.
8118"I'll Get on My Ice Floe and Wave Goodbye"Mark RydellFred FreibergerJanuary 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)

Guest stars: Charles Ruggles, Suzanne Cupito, Rachel Ames

A stubborn old man is hospitalized due to a stroke and refuses to tell any of the hospital staff his name, so that he's not a burden to his family. He attempts to leave in order to attend his granddaughter's dancing debut.
8219"The Only Place Where They Know My Name"Irving LernerLionel E. SiegelJanuary 15, 1964 (1964-01-15)

Guest stars: Phil Harris, Michael Higgins

An ethics debate erupts when a homeless man offers to have his eye removed for a fee so that a research biologist can conduct an experiment.
8320"There Was Once a Man in the Land of Uz"Charles R. RondeauAnthony LawrenceJanuary 22, 1964 (1964-01-22)

Guest stars: Robert Walker Jr., Royal Dano

Larry Franklin is a man with a gift for religious visions, but his gift could disappear if Dr. Casey removes a blood clot from his brain.
8421"One Nation Indivisible"Leo PennStory by : Marcus Demian
Teleplay by : Norman Katkov
January 29, 1964 (1964-01-29)

Guest stars: Susan Gordon, Michael Conrad, Ned Glass

On the Fourth of July, a young girl with a rare blood type sustains head injuries from an auto accident. However, she can't undergo life-saving surgery until the blood is obtained, resulting in Dr. Casey's mobilizing communication for a nationwide request.
8522"Goodbye to Blue Elephants and Such"Leo PennStory by : Jeanne Beeching
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
February 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)

Guest stars: Davey Davison, Virginia Christine, James T. Callahan

After a student nurse is attacked in a park near the hospital, she fakes amnesia in order to avoid having to reveal to her fiance what she was doing in the park.
8623"The Bark of a Three-Headed Hound"Harmon JonesMeyer DolinskyFebruary 12, 1964 (1964-02-12)

Guest stars: Bradford Dillman, Jeffrey Morris, Sally Kellerman

Two men are confined to the same hospital room, respectively with severe lung trouble and facing brain surgery. They're both in love with the latter's wife and make a fateful bet that the surviving patient will get the other's life insurance money.
8724"The Sound of One Hand Clapping"Leo PennMichael ZagorFebruary 19, 1964 (1964-02-19)

Guest stars: Robert Culp, Milton Selzer, Richard Evans, Pilar Seurat

A veteran of the Korean War refuses anethesia when a bullet needs to be removed from his leg.
8825"A Falcon's Eye, a Lion's Heart, a Girl's Hand"Mark RydellBarry OringerFebruary 26, 1964 (1964-02-26)

Guest stars: Harry Guardino, Robert F. Simon, Abraham Sofaer

Knowing that a former neurosurgeon's license to practice medicine has been revoked, a desperate Dr. Casey asks him to perform surgery in the midst of an emergency, resulting in Dr. Casey's being summoned before County Hospital's Board of Inquiry.
8926"The Lonely Ones"Leo PennRichard LandauMarch 4, 1964 (1964-03-04)

Guest stars: Jill Ireland, Betsy Jones-Moreland

An alcoholic schoolteacher is hit by a playground glider, and when she's treated at the hospital, Dr. Casey seeks to discover the reason for her drinking.
9027"Keep Out of Reach of Adults"Harmon JonesWilliam P. McGivernMarch 11, 1964 (1964-03-11)

Guest stars: Richard Kiley, Geraldine Brooks

The operator of a health clinic who peddles phony cures attempts to convince his wife that his treatments will work on her, despite an official diagnosis by Dr. Casey of a brain tumor.
9128"Dress My Doll Pretty"Mark RydellStory by : Paul Mason
Teleplay by : Gabrielle Upton
March 18, 1964 (1964-03-18)

Guest stars: Betsy Hale, Sheree North, Mike Kellin

A lonely 10-year-old girl who's been hospitalized with a head injury, prefers the help of a junk dealer instead of her irresponsible mother.
9229"Onions and Mustard Seed Will Make Her Weep"Charles R. RondeauLes PineMarch 25, 1964 (1964-03-25)

Guest stars: Noreen Corcoran, Virginia Eiler

A guilt-ridden Dr. Casey, who was unable to save the life of a man due to inconclusive tests, must deal with his confused widow's appeal for comfort and sympathy and her inability to cope with motherhood.
9330"Make Me the First American"Mark RydellAnthony LawrenceApril 1, 1964 (1964-04-01)

Guest stars: Frank DeKova, Mario Alcalde, Burt Brinckerhoff

A aged and terminally ill Native American becomes a symbol of courage to a youth who's fearing his pending surgery.
9431"Heap Logs and Let the Blaze Laugh Out"Irving LernerChester KrumholzApril 8, 1964 (1964-04-08)

Guest stars: Irene Dailey, Charles Robinson, Gail Kobe

A career woman puts Dr. Casey in a difficult position when she chooses to leave the assets of her firm to County General in her will.
9532"For a Just Man Falleth Seven Times"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Story by : Gilbert Ralston and Harry Rellis
Teleplay by : Gilbert Ralston
April 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)

Guest stars: Lew Ayres, Lee Grant, Sharon Farrell

Businessman Thomas Hardin seeks to get more enjoyment out of life, but his time left to live is diminishing rapidly.
9633"The Evidence of Things Not Seen"Irving LernerJohn Meredyth LucasApril 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)

Guest stars: Wilfrid Hyde-White, Katharine Ross, Joby Baker, Carl Benton Reid

A Catholic missionary priest seeks to heal the breach between the father of another patient and her atheist husband.

Season 4 (1964–65)Edit

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971"August is the Month Before Christmas"Allen ReisnerJohn KneubuhlSeptember 14, 1964 (1964-09-14)

Guest stars: Margaret Leighton, Jessica Walter, Gerald Michenaud, Ted Bessell, Stella Stevens

A young boy brought to County General with a head injury is found to have a hereditary disorder that his mother is evasive about. Dr. Casey also plans to operate on Jane Hancock, a woman who has been in a come for 15 years.
982"A Bird in the Solitude Singing"John Meredyth LucasJohn Meredyth LucasSeptember 21, 1964 (1964-09-21)

Guest stars: Anne Frances, Buck Taylor, Stella Stevens

A brilliant, but embittered alcoholic who needs risky plastic surgery to restore her disfigured face, develops a relationship with a paralyzed patient.
993"But Who Shall Beat the Drums?"Leo PennNorman JacobSeptember 28, 1964 (1964-09-28)

Guest stars: Rip Torn, Susan Bay, Stella Stevens, John Anderson

A literature student working on his doctorate is in need of brain surgery before he takes his oral exams.
1004"Autumn Without Red Leaves"Mark RydellStory by : Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : Norman Katkov & Chester Krumholz
October 5, 1964 (1964-10-05)

Guest stars: Robert Culp, Collin Wilcox, Stella Stevens

An artist with dreams of a great future is left color blind by a stroke. Meanwhile, Dr. Casey takes his formerly comatose patient Jane Hancock out to dinner.
1015"You Fish or You Cut Bait"Allen ReisnerNorman KatkovOctober 12, 1964 (1964-10-12)

Guest stars: Stella Stevens, John Anderson, William Demarest

The wealthy father of Jame Hancock makes Dr. Casey a lucrative offer if he'll marry her.
1026"For Jimmy, the Best of Everything"Mark RydellBarry OringerOctober 19, 1964 (1964-10-19)

Guest stars: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Malachi Throne

An ambitious doctor neglects his ailing fiance while the threat of the bubonic plague epidemic exists.
1037"A Woods Full of Question Marks"Marc DanielsEllis MarcusOctober 26, 1964 (1964-10-26)

Guest stars: Dane Clark, June Reed, Nancy Rennick, Meg Wyllie

Emergency surgery is performed by Dr. Casey on Kathy Huntsinger, a "profoundly deaf" girl whose father wants to send her to a school for mentally disabled children.
1048"A Thousand Words Are Mute"John Meredyth LucasAllan ScottNovember 9, 1964 (1964-11-09)

Guest stars: Pippa Scott, Robert Sampson, Elisabeth Fraser

A young English professor has a stroke just prior to getting married, and Dr. Casey refuses to baby her in order to speed her recovery.
1059"Money, a Horse and a Knowledge of Latin"Charles R. RondeauOliver CrawfordNovember 16, 1964 (1964-11-16)

Guest stars: Barry Sullivan, Angela Greene, Walter Brooke

After a man is injured in a fall, Dr. Casey requests immediate surgery. However, the man's wife insists that Dr. Arnold Swanson, a noted author of medical books, perform the operation, even though his writing is better than his surgical technique.
10610"A Disease of the Heart Called Love"Mark RydellPat FielderNovember 23, 1964 (1964-11-23)

Guest stars: Shelley Winters, Milt Kamen

Lydia Mitchum, an unwed nurse puts her life and the life of her unborn child at risk when she insists on bearing the child despite having a disease.
10711"Kill the Dream, but Spare the Dreamer"Allen ReisnerLionel E. SiegelNovember 30, 1964 (1964-11-30)

Guest stars: Darren McGavin, Peggy McCay, Allan Melvin

Working temporarily at a veterans' hospital, Dr. Casey clashes with the head of neurosurgery who seems more interested in boosting the morale of patients than performing surgery.
10812"Courage at 3 A.M."John ErmanAlfred BrennerDecember 7, 1964 (1964-12-07)

Guest stars: Janice Rule, Whit Bissell

A biochemist pressures Dr. Casey into performing a cancer operation so that she can continue an important research project.
10913"The Wild, Wild, Wild Waltzing World"Paul WendkosJack CurtisDecember 14, 1964 (1964-12-14)

Guest stars: Joan Hackett, Robert Loggia

A suicidal polio patient is encouraged by the love of a war veteran.
11014"A Boy is Standing Outside the Door"John Meredyth LucasTheodore ApsteinJanuary 4, 1965 (1965-01-04)

Guest stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Tony Bill, Elsa Lanchester

A widowed mother of a high school student with cerebral palsy is overprotective in her attempts to shield him from life's frustrations.
11115"Where Does the Boomerang Go?"John Meredyth LucasStory by : P.K. Palmer
Teleplay by : Chester Krumholz
January 11, 1965 (1965-01-11)

Guest stars: George Hamilton, Bob Random, Norman Fell, Aneta Corsaut, Irene Tedrow

An Australian veterinarian gives Dr. Casey a key clue in a baffling case of a boy's illness when it's determined that it's due to having conducted scientific research in bat caves.
11216"Pas de Deux"Marc DanielsDick NelsonJanuary 18, 1965 (1965-01-18)

Guest stars: Susan Oliver, Harvey Lembeck, Alfred Ryder, Dan Tobin

While visiting San Francisco, Dr. Casey ends up giving a visiting Russian ballerina a tour of the city, while her ballet master fears that she's been kidnapped.
11317"Every Other Minute, It's the End of the World"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Sam RossJanuary 25, 1965 (1965-01-25)

Guest stars: Francis Lederer, Patricia Hyland

A diabetic refuses to take her insulin, which could result in permanent blindness, while her father is reluctant to have Dr. Casey perform a risky surgery that has only previously been performed on animals.
11418"A Rambling Discourse on Egyptian Water Clocks"John Meredyth LucasHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales)February 1, 1965 (1965-02-01)

Guest stars: Peter Haskell, Barbara Barrie, Walter Koenig

Dr. Casey must deal with a brilliant philosophy scholar who has an ailment that the man declares is terminal, much to the chagrin of his wife.
11519"When I Am Grown to Man's Estate"Leo PennMichael ZagorFebruary 8, 1965 (1965-02-08)

Guest stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Losby, Madeleine Sherwood

A precocious boy has self-induced epileptic seizures, which helps a welfare worker who is doing a research paper on the condition.
11620"A Man, a Maid, and a Marionette"Marc DanielsStory by : Merwin Gerard
Teleplay by : Chester Krumholz
February 22, 1965 (1965-02-22)

Guest stars: Marsha Hunt, Van Johnson, Tim McIntire, Indus Arthur

Jerry Dawson is considered a hypochondriac by his father because of coddling of his mother, but his fiancée urges him to make his own health decisions and fix the problems between his parents.
11721"A Dipperful of Water from a Poisoned Well"John Meredyth LucasLes PineMarch 1, 1965 (1965-03-01)

Guest stars: Denny Scott Miller, Viveca Lindfors, Hans Conried, Mark Sturges

A dock worker with heavy family obligations is hospitalized. This circumstance causes his mother, who he financially supports along with his invalid father and sickly brother, to claim that he's faking his illness.
11822"A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow"Jerry LewisChester KrumholzMarch 8, 1965 (1965-03-08)

Guest stars: Jerry Lewis, Dianne Foster, James Best, Tige Andrews

The clownish actions of a new neurosurgery resident draw the wrath of Dr. Casey, but they're simply a cover-up for his deep concern for his patients.
11923"Minus That Rusty Old Hacksaw"Leon BensonStory by : Ellis Marcus & Al C. Ward
Teleplay by : Ellis Marcus
March 15, 1965 (1965-03-15)

Guest stars: Gloria Swanson, Joe De Santis

Dr. Ted Hoffman, an associate of Dr. Casey, must contend with his manipulative new stepmother who seeks to control his father's affairs.
12024"Eulogy in Four Flats"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Chester KrumholzMarch 22, 1965 (1965-03-22)

Guest stars: Lee Tracy, Tom Drake, Norma Connolly, Donna Anderson

A combative recluse lives in squalor and has three people continually providing assistance to him. However, he's accused by Dr. Casey of faking his disabled legs in order to maintain that help.
12125"Three Li'l Lambs"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Story by : Rod Alexander
Teleplay by : Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Rod Alexander
March 29, 1965 (1965-03-29)

Guest stars: Nick Adams, Norman Alden, William Arvin, Marlo Thomas, Kathy Kersh

A trio of aspiring neurosurgeons are severely tested by Dr. Casey.
12226"A Slave is On the Throne"Alex MarchStory by : Lee Berg
Teleplay by : Chester Krumholz
April 12, 1965 (1965-04-12)

Guest stars: Nancy Berg, Gene Dynarski, Colette Jackson, Jack Klugman, Pippa Scott, Jeanne Justin, K.L. Smith

The ability of a skilled surgeon (Klugman) is compromised by his infidelity to his wife (Scott) with a married woman (Berg).
12327"Journeys End in Lovers Meeting"Alan Crosland Jr.Pat FielderApril 19, 1965 (1965-04-19)

Guest stars: Red Buttons, Antoinette Bower, Ellen Corby, Julie Parrish, Len Wayland, S. John Launer, Jon Lormer, Kip King, Argentina Brunetti

A dedicated schoolteacher (Buttons) is burdened with the strong premonition that his wife (Bower) won't survive brain surgery.
12428"The Day They Stole County General"Marc DanielsSheldon StarkApril 26, 1965 (1965-04-26)

Guest stars: Nick Dennis, Howard Da Silva, Sharon Farrell, Cliff Norton, Mary Wickes, Larry Hovis, Lee Krieger, Bert Conroy, Vincent Perry

While his niece lies seriously ill in the hospital, a con man (Howard Da Silva) attempts to remove valuable equipment from the hospital in piecemeal fashion.
12529"Did Your Mother Come From Ireland, Ben Casey?"Allen ReisnerD.C. FontanaMay 3, 1965 (1965-05-03)

Guest stars: Tom Bosley, Stephen Coit, Raymond Joyer (credited as Ray Joyer), William Long Jr. (credited as William Long), Billy Mumy, Michael Pataki, Cesar Romero

After being stricken with appendicitis, Dr. Casey is placed in a hospital room between an Irishman (Bosley) with a brain tumor who loves to talk and an alcoholic doctor (Romero) who lost his practice and wants to die.
12630"From Sutter's Crick...and Beyond Farewell"Irving LernerJack CurtisMay 10, 1965 (1965-05-10)

Guest stars: Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Megna, Ted Gehring, K.L. Smith

A medium who's wanted by the police for fraud strikes up a relationship with a boy who is faking an inability to talk.
12731"A Horse Named Stravinsky"Alan Crosland Jr.Barry OringerMay 17, 1965 (1965-05-17)

Guest stars: John Hubbard, Eartha Kitt, Paul Lukather, Mike Murphy, John Qualen, Percy Rodrigues, Carlos Romero, Everett Sloane

The wife of a skilled surgeon has a seizure. The husband attributes the problem to her psychiatric care, but Dr. Casey believes she's simply afraid of going insane.

Season 5 (1965–66)Edit

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1281"War of Nerves"Richard C. SarafianAlfred Brenner & Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales)September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13)

Guest stars: Antoinette Bower, Richard Devon, Diana Douglas, Shary Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Malachi Throne

Two biological warfare researchers develop puzzling neurological symptoms, including bleeding of the brain, which Dr. Casey believes can be stopped by undergoing a risky, unproven surgery.
1292"O' the Big Wheel Turns by Faith, by Faith"Marc DanielsHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Lionel E. SiegelSeptember 20, 1965 (1965-09-20)

Guest stars: R.N. Bullard, Allen Calm (credited as Alan Calm), Davey Davison, James Farentino, Shary Marshall, Stephen McNally, Gregory Morton, Malachi Throne

After undergoing tests, it's determined that a young woman is faking an attack of polio. Meanwhile, Dr. Casey must deal with a malpractice suit and the resignation of a valuable doctor.
1303"A Nightingale Named Nathan"John Meredyth LucasHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Chester KrumholzSeptember 27, 1965 (1965-09-27)

Guest stars: it:Sidney Clute, Howard Da Silva, Susan Flannery, Allen Jenkins, Don Marshall, Stephen McNally, Gregory Morton, Sam Weston, Barbara Turner, Claire Wilcox

After Jewish cantor Nathan Birnbaum (Da Silva) loses his voice, he believes that it's punishment from God for blasphemy, and that he's beyond help.
1314"Run for Your Lives, Dr. Galanos Practices Here!"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry OringerOctober 4, 1965 (1965-10-04)

Guest stars: Rico Alaniz, Michael Ansara, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Gregory Morton, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Phillips, Noam Pitlik, Bob Random, Claire Wilcox

A philosophical conflict between an aging Latin American revolutionary (Persoff) and his son (Ansara) finds Dr. Casey stuck in the middle.
1325"Because of the Needle, the Haystack Was Lost"Alan Crosland Jr.Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & John Meredyth LucasOctober 11, 1965 (1965-10-11)

Guest stars: Gladys Cooper, Ann Harding, Byron Morrow, Gregory Morton, George Murdock, Walter Reed, Hari Rhodes, Malachi Throne, Claire Wilcox

A medical malpractice case that was filed against Dr. Casey is reviewed by the hospital board.
1336"What to Her Is Plato?"Marc DanielsHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Richard H. Landau (credited as Richard Landau)October 18, 1965 (1965-10-18)

Guest stars: Bernie Kopell, Charles Lampkin, Linda Lawson, Gregory Morton, Noam Pitlik, Julie Sommars, Malachi Throne, Bette Treadville

A young woman (Sommars) who has no money or friends finds herself unable to sign different authorization papers, thereby baffling Dr. Casey and his staff.
1347"Francini? Who Is Francini?"Gerald MayerHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry OringerOctober 25, 1965 (1965-10-25)

Guest stars: Lillian Adams, John Bleifer, Gabriel Dell, Richard Dreyfuss, David Fresco, Lee Krieger, Steven Marlo, Edwin Max, David Renard, Pippa Scott, Ward Wood

A new orderly is suspected of taking hospital supplies in order to give them to impoverished patients.
1358"Then I, and You, and All of Us Fell Down"Irving LernerStory by : Norman Katkov
Teleplay by : Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Norman Katkov
November 1, 1965 (1965-11-01)

Guest stars: Brian Bedford, Dick Clark, Charles Irving, Len Lesser, Steven Marlo, Noam Pitlik

A highly acclaimed doctor (Clark) who has just returned from working in Africa is hospitalized.
1369"No More, Cried the Rooster - There Will Be Truth"Harvey HartStory by : Howard Dimsdale & Jo Pagano
Teleplay by : Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry Oringer
November 8, 1965 (1965-11-08)

Guest stars: Antoinette Bower, Benson Fong, Anna Hagan, James Hong, Charles Irving, George Murdock, Martin Priest, Walter Reed, James Shigeta, Malachi Throne, Ron Whelan

In the midst of the medical malpractice lawsuit against him, Dr. Casey has to pick up one of his interns who was involved in a riot at a coffeehouse.
13710"The Importance of Being 65937"Alan Crosland Jr.Kevin DeCourcey & Barry OringerNovember 15, 1965 (1965-11-15)

Guest stars: Wolfe Barzell, R.N. Bullard, Macdonald Carey, Ned Glass, Scott Graham, Phil Posner, Linda Gaye Scott, Billy Snyder, Harry Swoger

A proud police officer (Carey) who's facing major surgery makes the decision to hide his identity from Dr. Casey.
13811"When Givers Prove Unkind"Gerald MayerHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Michael ZagorNovember 22, 1965 (1965-11-22)

Guest stars: Ned Glass, Jonathan Hole, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Allyn Joslyn, Don Keefer, Linda Marsh, Gregory Morton

Alec Bateman (Joslyn), a wealthy tycoon who's hospitalized, decides that Dr. Casey would be the ideal husband for his stubborn daughter Claudia (Marsh). He makes a large donation to the hospital--but the gift is contingent on Dr. Casey working with Claudia to develop an arts and sciences foundation.
13912"The Man from Quasilia"Irving LernerOliver Crawford & Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales)November 29, 1965 (1965-11-29)

Guest stars: Victor French, Ned Glass, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Barbara Luna, Joseph Mell, Nico Minardos, Penny Santon, Nicolas Surovy, Al Waxman

A foreign exchange intern is given such a hard time by Dr. Casey that hospital authorities demand that Dr. Casey explain his actions.
14013"Why Did the Day Go Backwards?"Harvey HartHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry OringerDecember 6, 1965 (1965-12-06)

Guest stars: Curt Conway, Jamie Farr, Don Francks, Don Haggerty, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Lainie Kazan, Larry D. Mann, Steven Marlo, Dennis Robertson

The acting chief of neurosurgery, Dr. Manning Taylor (Hyde-White), fires Dr. Casey and then has a stroke. This takes place while Dr. Casey is continually frustrated as he tries to get a case history from a badly beaten girl.
14114"You Wanna Know What Really Goes on in a Hospital?"Harry LandersChester KrumholzDecember 20, 1965 (1965-12-20)

Guest stars: Billy Curtis, Don Francks, Lloyd Gough, Craig Hundley, Robert Karnes, Sally Kellerman, Gregory Morton, Michael Murphy, Burt Mustin, Noam Pitlik, Bill Zuckert

A writer has himself committed to the hospital in an attempt to uncover damaging material for an article.
14215"If You Play Your Cards Right, You Too Can Be a Loser"Vince Edwards (credited as Vincent Edwards)John T. Dugan & Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales)December 27, 1965 (1965-12-27)

Guest stars: Nick Dennis, David Jones, Yvonne Craig, Duke Farley, Gary Haynes, Craig Hundley, Vincent Gardenia, Lloyd Gough, Louise Latham, John McLiam, Dolores Quinton, Otto Waldis,

After the daughter (Y. Craig) of Stefan Dyboski sustains a brain injury, he files a criminal complaint against her husband, Gregg Carter (Jones). However, he's unaware that Carter is under observation at the hospital.
14316"In Case of Emergency, Cry Havoc"Harvey HartHoward Browne & Steven W. CarabatsosJanuary 3, 1966 (1966-01-03)

Guest stars: Henry Beckman, Geraldine Brooks, John Crowther, Vincent Gardenia, Kathy Garver, Lauren Gilbert, Lloyd Gough, Virginia Gregg, Craig Hundley, Gregory Morton

Despite the need for immediate surgery after William Benbrook slips into a coma, Dr. Casey must convince his wife Leona (Brooks) that the miracle drug that she's read about won't help him.
14417"Meantime, We Shall Express Our Darker Purpose"John Meredyth LucasSteven W. Carabatsos & Ben FoxJanuary 10, 1966 (1966-01-10)

Guest stars: Robert Burr, Vincent Gardenia, Virginia Gregg, Craig Hundley, Richard Karlan, Peter Lazer, Judi Meredith, Alfred Ryder, Joey Tata

A hit-and-run driver (Alfred Ryder) confesses his crime to a priest, with Dr. Casey later accusing the priest of interfering with medical procedure.
14518"For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus"Harry LandersHoward Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry OringerJanuary 17, 1966 (1966-01-17)

Guest stars: Indus Arthur, Wolfe Barzell, Sidney Blackmer, Dane Clark, Ann Elder, Edmund Gilbert, Virginia Gregg, Joseph Mell, Judi Meredith, Greg Mullavey, Davis Roberts

Despite heart trouble that results in him being hospitalized, a rabble-rousing writer (Dane Clark) refuses to give Dr. Casey and details of his medical history.
14619"Smile, Baby, Smile, It's Only Twenty Dols of Pain"Gerald MayerHarold GastJanuary 24, 1966 (1966-01-24)

Guest stars: Indus Arthur, Sidney Blackmer, Edmund Gilbert, Joanne Gilbert, Virginia Gregg, Pamela McMyler, Judi Meredith, Jan Shutan, Dana Wynter

Eva Robinson (Wynter) has painful facial neuralgia, causing her to beg Dr. Casey to operate, despite the fact that she would become disfigured.
14720"Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things"Alan Crosland Jr.Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Chester KrumholzJanuary 31, 1966 (1966-01-31)

Guest stars: Frank Aletter, Indus Arthur, Sidney Blackmer, Edmund Gilbert, Virginia Gregg, Heidy Hunt, Judi Meredith, Noam Pitlik, Jan Shutan, Dolores Sutton

After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given a year to live, Paula Jordan decides to enjoy life and develops a crush on Dr. Casey in the process.
14821"Weave Nets to Catch the Wind"Marc DanielsStory by: Tina Pine (credited as Tina Rome)February 7, 1966 (1966-02-07)

Guest stars: Indus Arthur, Sidney Blackmer, Jeanne Cooper, Ed Gilbert, Lenore Kingston, David Ladd, Gene Lyons, Judi Meredith, Noam Pitlik, Jan Shutan

Anna Medalle (Cooper) is a controlling and stubborn mother who attempts to hide symptoms of a serious illness from her son.
14922"Lullaby for a Wind-Up Toy"John Meredyth LucasStory by: Richard Bartlett & Richard Leichester (credited as William S. Leicester)February 14, 1966 (1966-02-14)

Guest stars: Indus Arthur, Sidney Blackmer, Brooke Bundy, Jack Carter, Murray MacLeod, Sherwood Price, Willard Sage

An unwed and pregnant teenager (Brooke Bundy) is involved in an accident, but refuses to undergo necessary surgery because of her fear that the operation will kill her unborn child.
15023"Where Did All the Roses Go?"Marc Daniels and Jud TaylorStory by: Barbara Merlin & Milton MerlinFebruary 21, 1966 (1966-02-21)

Guest stars: Matt Clark, Kim Darby, Ned Glass, Viveca Lindfors, Joe Macross, Jayne Massey, Sherwood Price

Owen Carter, whose identical twin brother Oren needs brain surgery after a traffic accident, experiences sympathetic pain. Even though Dr. Casey has determined that the injured man is in no condition to have the operation, a nurse decides to reverse his orders.
15124"Twenty Six Ways to Spell Heartbreak: A, B, C, D..."Harry LandersRobert Guy Barrows & Meredith SklarFebruary 28, 1966 (1966-02-28)

Guest stars: Margaret Blye, Jhean Burton, Florida Friebus, Ned Glass, Christopher Harris, Peter Haskell, Robert Lipton, Carole Mathews, Sherwood Price, Jack Weston

Floyd Allen (Harris) is an 8-year-old boy who's hospitalized after attacking his teacher. A subsequent analysis determines that he has brain damage that can be controlled through both medical and psychiatric treatment.
15225"Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes, Here Comes the Cold Wind of Truth"Jud TaylorStory by : Teddi Sherman, Judith Plowden, & Allan Scott
Teleplay by : Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) & Barry Oringer
March 14, 1966 (1966-03-14)

Guest stars: Margaret Blye, Sam Groom, Peter Haskell, Robert Lipton, Juliet Mills, Jeanne Vaughn

Dr. Casey must deal with two patients who attempt to self-diagnose their illnesses: Joan Lloyd (Mills) is a librarian who believes psychosis is behind her headaches, while Jerry Brewster (Lipton) is a pianist who believes that an organic cause is behind pain in his hands.
15326"Then, Suddenly, Panic"Marc DanielsDean RiesnerMarch 21, 1966 (1966-03-21)

Guest stars: Janet Blair, Richard Collier, Kathryn Grant, (credited as Kathryn Crosby), Edith Leslie, Buddy Lewis, Gavin MacLeod, Bryan O'Byrne, Alice Rodriguez

Two patients in the same room at the hospital have similar issues: Pat Mason (Grant) looks to have brain damage, while Charlie Boyd, a singer and dancer, could have a brain tumor.

Home releasesEdit

DVD box sets: Ref.
Ben Casey TV Series-Volume ONE-4 Disc Set-20 Classic Episodes-1961 [2]
Ben Casey TV Series- 20 Classic Episodes -4 Disc Set-Volume TWO [3]
Ben Casey- TV Series- 20 Classic Episodes-4 Disc Set-Volume THREE [4]

The complete first season of Ben Casey is available on DVD in 2 volumes from CBS Home Entertainment. Volume 1 contains the first 16 episodes; the last 16 episodes are in Volume 2.


  1. ^ Bowie, Stephen (August 5, 2013). ""Man. Woman. Birth. Death. Infinity." The dark medical drama Ben Casey". The A.V. Club. Chicago: Onion, Inc. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ben Casey TV Series-Volume ONE-4 Disc Set-20 Classic Episodes-1961". Seattle. ASIN B00YPNIK5U. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ben Casey-TV Series- 20 Classic Episodes -4 Disc Set-Volume TWO". Seattle. ASIN B010KFR35Y. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ben Casey- TV Series- 20 Classic Episodes-4 Disc Set-Volume THREE". Seattle. ASIN B010KG4R20. Retrieved July 19, 2016.

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