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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James E. Moser
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Vince Edwards ...  Dr. Ben Casey 153 episodes, 1961-1966
Sam Jaffe ...  Dr. David Zorba 127 episodes, 1961-1965
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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktorlar See more »

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Runtime:

(153 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Director Mark Rydell, Vince Edwards had a gambling problem. Edwards demanded to film all of his scenes first, so that he could leave the set and go to a racetrack. According to Harry Landers, Edwards also constantly asked the cast and crew for money, with which to gamble, and leave the set for hours at a time. See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration.]
Narrator: Man... woman... birth... death... infinity.
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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Rain (1983) See more »

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A great show they should have on DVD
16 March 2004 | by filmsfan38See all my reviews

I used to watch this show (along with Dr. Kildare) which was on around the same era, and loved them both. This was in the 1960's. I just had to see Ben Casey show every week with the handsome Vince Edwards. Sam Jaffe as Dr. Zorba was also very good. I never watched Vince Edwards much after that, but to me he will always be Ben Casey.

They should bring out some episodes of Ben Casey on DVD or VHS? They bring out lots of other DVD's not half as good as the Ben Casey show was on TV. There must be lots of us still around who were young in the 60's who would buy them. Great show. Loved it. Bring it out on DVD soon.


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