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The Young Doctors (23-Aug-1961)

Director: Phil Karlson

Writer: Joseph Hayes

From novel: The Final Diagnosis by Arthur Hailey

Music by: Elmer Bernstein

Producers: Stuart Millar; Lawrence Turman

Keywords: Drama, Hospital

Ben Gazarra is Dr. David Coleman, a young idealistic physician assigned as an assistant to Dr. Joseph Pearson, played by Fredric March, who is strongly hinted at by hospital administration that he should consider retirement. Coleman's attempts to modernize the pathology department outrage Pearson. And Coleman's relationship with a pretty nurse becomes complicated as her medical problems develop. Both leads turn in good performances for this medical drama which, despite its misleading title, is not a soap opera in the vein of The Interns (1962).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Albert
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Edward Andrews
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Ina Balin
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Dick Button
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18-Jul-1929   Olympic figure skater
Dick Clark
TV Personality
30-Nov-1929 18-Apr-2012 American Bandstand
Ben Gazzara
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Arthur Hill
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Barnard Hughes
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Aline MacMahon
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Fredric March
31-Aug-1897 14-Apr-1975 The Best Years of Our Lives
Rosemary Murphy
13-Jan-1927 5-Jul-2014 Eleanor and Franklin
Ronald Reagan
Head of State
6-Feb-1911 5-Jun-2004 40th US President, 1981-89
George Segal
13-Feb-1934   Fun with Dick and Jane
Dolph Sweet
18-Jul-1920 8-May-1985 Chief Carl Kanisky on Gimme a Break!


Fredric March   ...   Dr. Joseph Pearson
Ben Gazzara   ...   Dr. David Coleman
Dick Clark   ...   Dr. Alexander
Ina Balin   ...   Cathy Hunt
Eddie Albert   ...   Dr, Charles Dornberger
Also Starring
Phyllis Love   ...   Mrs. Alexander
Edward Andrews   ...   Bannister
Aline MacMahon   ...   Dr. Lucy Grainger
Arthur Hill   ...   Tomaselli
Rosemary Murphy   ...   Miss Graves
Barnard Hughes   ...   Dr. Kent O'Donnell
Joseph Bova   ...   Dr. Shawcross
George Segal   ...   Dr. Howard
Matt Crowley   ...   Dr. Rufus
Dolph Sweet   ...   Police Car Driver
Dick Button   ...   Operating Intern
Ella Smith   ...   Physician
Nora Helen Spens, MD   ...   Physician


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