Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
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The Tortoise Dance 

Feeling unloved and neglected at home, a teenager becomes obsessed with death and when a friend dies in a motorcycle accident he feels somehow responsible for the death and develops suicidal feelings.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

David Victor (created by), Dick Nelson

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Young ... Dr. Marcus Welby
James Brolin ... Dr. Steven Kiley
Elena Verdugo ... Consuelo Lopez
Darrell Larson ... David Carter
Richard Bradford ... Ralph Carter
Darleen Carr ... Cathy Weelock
Janet Blair ... Mrs. Carter
Connie Milton Bryant Connie Milton Bryant ... Lisa James (as Connie Bryant Milton)
Anthony Eldridge Anthony Eldridge ... Bill
Colleen Camp ... Betty Adams
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Watchman
Dorothy Bostwick Dorothy Bostwick ... Draper
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Storyline

Feeling unloved and neglected at home, a teenager becomes obsessed with death and when a friend dies in a motorcycle accident he feels somehow responsible for the death and develops suicidal feelings.

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Genres:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marcus Welby meets Joe Gannon. Guest star Richard Bradford originated the role of Dr. Joe Gannon in the 1969 television movie pilot "Operation Heartbeat" aka Medical Center: Operation Heartbeat (1969). When Medical Center (1969) went into production as a series, Bradford was replaced by Chad Everett. "Marcus Welby, M.D". and "Medical Center" were rival shows, each enjoying seven-season runs spanning 1969 through 1976. See more »

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