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The Eleventh Hour 

There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Ging ...  Dr. Paul Graham 59 episodes, 1962-1964
Wendell Corey ...  Dr. Theodore Bassett 32 episodes, 1962-1963
Ralph Bellamy ...  Dr. L. Richard Starke 30 episodes, 1963-1964
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first played by Wendell Corey and later Ralph Bellamy. While the first year often focused on Dr. Theodore Bassett and court cases, the second season was more concerned with private practice. The series shared a 2-part crossover episode with _ 'Dr. Kildare' (1961-1966)_ in 1963 and clearly used the same basic theme of wise teacher and young intern. Some of the most notable writers and actors in Hollywood participated in this show. Scripts were thoughtful and intense. Given the focus on guest characters, it felt more like an anthology series than episodic drama. Written by M. Jacquelyn Patterson <jackie@johnnyringo.net>

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3 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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El laberinto del silencio See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Tony Dow, best known as Wally Cleaver, was among the cast that appeared in Dr. Kildare: Four Feet in the Morning (1963) and in that story's conclusion on the same evening's The Eleventh Hour: Four Feet in the Morning (1963). See more »

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A compelling show
26 May 2016 | by actionsubSee all my reviews

"The Eleventh Hour" is now a period piece. Like its parent series, "Dr. Kildare", physicians were presented as caring professionals, not dysfunctional antiheroes as on "House M.D." and "Heartbeat". The lead, Dr. Theodore Bassett (Wendell Corey) establishes his character the first time we see him in the pilot episode. He steps out of the elevator into the psychiatric ward where he bumps into a panicked mental patient. The sight of Bassett's stern face brings the patient out of his panic; Bassett looks at him compassionately and mutters, "Poor damned soul."

That mix of pragmatic understanding and mercy is what Bassett brings to the cases who are referred to him. The original concept, as presented in the pilot, was for Bassett to be a forensic psychiatrist. It seems that idea couldn't be sustained and Bassett's practice was widened to the then-emerging field of psychiatric therapy.

Also like "Dr. Kildare", Bassett is mentoring a younger psychologist, Paul Graham (Jack Ging). In the few episodes viewed on Warner Archive streaming video, Graham appears to serve little purpose than be a sounding board for his mentor.


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