Medic (1954–1956)
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The Good Samaritan 

Dr. Styner stops to help a married couple involved in an automobile accident, but finds himself on trial for medical malpractice when the wife subsequently and surprisingly becomes addled and partially paralyzed on her left side.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Gene L. Coon (teleplay) (as Gene Coon), James E. Moser (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner
Fredd Wayne ... Sydney Phillips
Andrew Duggan ... Harold Stroman (as Andy Duggan)
Helene Hatch Helene Hatch ... Maude Parrish (as Helen Hatch)
Paul Newlan ... Richmond Parrish
Ian MacDonald ... Judge
Michael Raffetto ... Dr. Franklin McCall
Richard Bull ... Dr. Homer Batten
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Dr. Styner stops to help a married couple involved in an automobile accident, but finds himself on trial for medical malpractice when the wife subsequently and surprisingly becomes addled and partially paralyzed on her left side.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Medic Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Konrad Styner: Our actual case history tonight concerns the field of medical jurisprudence. The object in point - a summons. The case in point - Maude Parrish. She's 46 years old, a housewife. For most of her adult life, she's lived quietly, submissively. She never complained, never rebelled, seldom asserted herself. For Maude Parrish, life was little more than a dull succession of days, a kind of monotony that somehow had to be tolerated. To her, it became a way of life. Then suddenly, unwillingly, she found...
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A Courtroom Instead of a Hospital
16 January 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I expect this 30-minutes of courtroom proceedings is a matter of taste. Frankly, I found it less interesting and dramatic than the series standard. Mrs. Parrish is an ordinary housewife who apparently was injured in an auto accident. At the site, she was given preliminary treatment by Dr. Styner who was passing by. Now suffering from crippling effects, her domineering husband insists on suing Styner, blaming him for the lasting effects.

The litigation unfolds in the courtroom with the competing lawyers getting most of the screen time. There's no real guessing game like Parry Mason to drive interest. Instead, it's mainly back-and-forth between the attorneys. Nonetheless, the refusal to hype courtroom dramatics can be taken as refusing to compromise series integrity. The brief resolution, however, comes across as really contrived. But if you think about what almost happened, it's pretty thought provoking. At the same time, this may have been the only way to create the irony inside a half-hour time limit. All in all, it's a mixed results episode.


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