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The Interns is an American medical drama series that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1971. It was based on the 1962 film The Interns and the 1964 sequel The New Interns.

The Interns
Mike Farrell Elaine Giftos The Interns 1970.JPG
Elaine Giftos and Mike Farrell as Bobbe and Sam Marsh.
GenreMedical drama
Written byWilliam Blinn
Don Brinkley
Howard Dimsdale
Charles Larson
Jack Miller
Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky
Allen Reisner
David Lowell Rich
StarringBroderick Crawford
Composer(s)Shorty Rogers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes24
Executive producer(s)Bob Claver
Producer(s)Charles Larson
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)Screen Gems
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 18, 1970 –
September 10, 1971



The stories centered on the activities of Dr. Peter Goldstone (Broderick Crawford) and five medical interns at New North Hospital in Los Angeles. The series dealt with issues of the day including the racism faced by one of the African American interns. The other interns consisted of a newlywed, two bachelors, and a female.


Actor Role
Broderick Crawford Dr. Peter Goldstone
Mike Farrell Dr. Sam Marsh
Skip Homeier Dr. Hugh Jacoby
Christopher Stone Dr. Pooch Hardin
Stephen Brooks Dr. Greg Pettit
Hal Frederick Dr. Cal Barrin
Elaine Giftos Bobbe Marsh
Sandra Smith Dr. Lydia Thorpe
Simon Scott Jim


Episode # Episode title Original airdate Plot
1-1 "The Quality of Mercy" September 18, 1970 A monk who has been cloistered for 40 years is treated for a tumor, while a stripper suffers from a bone spur and a distraught wife pleads for the mercy killing of her dying husband.
1-2 "Death Wish" September 25, 1970 Dr. Hardin refuses to believe warnings that a pretty girl patient is in fact a desperate heroin addict.
1-3 "Some Things Don't Change" October 2, 1970 A young man, fearful of passing on an inherited brain disease, demands that his girlfriend have an abortion.
1-4 "An Afternoon in the Fall" October 9, 1970 A would-be killer (William Devane) threatens to complete his job against the victim, who is being treated at New North Hospital.
1-5 "Eyes of the Beholder" October 16, 1970 A recently blinded pickpocket joins a group therapy program in order to help blind persons.
1-6 "Miss Knock-A-Bout" October 23, 1970 A female clown files a $1 million lawsuit after she claims she has been permanently damaged by a woman-hating surgeon.
1-7 "The Price of Life" October 30, 1970 Enraged when he is refused life-saving treatment because no kidney machine is available, a young man tries to steal the costly equipment.
1-8 "The Oath" November 6, 1970 Dr. Marsh finds it difficult to practice professional detachment when he realizes that the man he is treating is the assailant who had beaten his wife.
1-9 "Act of God" November 20, 1970 After an argument with Dr. Goldstone over a dying child, Dr. Pettit is involved in an auto accident that leaves him stranded in rough country with two critically injured young people.
1-10 "Mondays Can Be Fatal" November 27, 1970 Dr. Harden is suspected of murdering the hostess at a party he can't remember because he was served spiked punch.
1-11 "The Fever" December 4, 1970 Fear of an epidemic sweeps the city after Dr. Marsh is stricken with bubonic plague.
1-12 "Dancy" December 11, 1970 The death of a 14-year-old from a drug overdose overwhelms Dr. Marsh, forcing him to investigate the world of drug abuse.
1-13 "The Prisoners" December 18, 1970 Pettit gets in the middle of a prison riot led by a badly-scarred killer, while Thorpe deals with a mute child whose inability to speak has no physical diagnosis.
1-14 "Changes" January 1, 1971 A bomb explodes at New North Hospital on the eve of a threatened strike, injuring Dr. Barrin and forcing Dr. Goldstone to order evacuation of all patients who can be moved.
1-15 "The Secret" January 22, 1971 A playboy (Martin Sheen) takes the blame for a fatal hit-and-run auto accident in order to protect his guilty brother, a senatorial candidate.
1-16 "Tasha" January 29, 1971 Dr. Hardin is baffled by the illness of a mental patient who refuses to speak to anyone.
1-17 "Metamorphosis" February 5, 1971 A librarian (Lois Nettleton) with a dual personality exhibits a crush on Dr. Marsh.
1-18 "The Challenger" February 12, 1971 After the world's foremost billiards player (Frank Gorshin) undergoes an emergency amputation of the hand, his wife files a lawsuit against both Dr. Pettit and the hospital.
1-19 "Casualty" February 19, 1971 An author astonishes everyone with her callous attitude after she learns that her brother has been diagnosed with leukemia.
1-20 "Heart Trouble" February 26, 1971 An executive becomes jealous when he believes that Dr. Marsh is giving his pregnant wife a bit too much attention.
1-21 "The Guardian" March 5, 1971 The arrival of a famed heart specialist stirs resentment at the hospital when rumors surface that is to be the successor of the ailing Dr. Goldstone.
1-22 "The Manly Art" March 12, 1971 A veteran boxer (Ron O'Neal) stages a surprising comeback.
1-23 "Castle of the Lion" March 19, 1971 An Italian mother (Pat Carroll) desperately tries to find a kidney donor in order to save the life of her critically ill daughter .
1-24 "The Choice" March 26, 1971 Just as Dr. Thorpe undertakes a heavy workload at her inner city clinic, her fiance asks her to give up medicine.

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