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

Sam Jaffe (Dr. David Zorba) left the show due to conflicts with Vince Edwards (Dr. Ben Casey). Guest star Sammy Davis, Jr. and Director Jerry Lewis also had conflicts with Edwards. See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration.]
Narrator: Man... woman... birth... death... infinity.
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Connections

Referenced in She's Having a Baby (1988) See more »

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Ben Casey is the Captain Kirk of medical dramas.
14 December 2005 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

If you are looking for the ultimate medical role model, then look no further. It's right here with Ben Casey. Dr. Casey is stalwart, resolute, ethical, courageous and above all clinically competent. He is everything a doctor should be. He's all business but he's compassionate too. Ben Casey is the greatest medical drama in the history of television broadcasting. All the other medical shows are in second place. One important reason for the show's excellence is the star of the show, Vincent Edwards. Mr. Edwards IS Ben Casey. Mr. Edwards took this character and made it into a television icon. He is to Ben Casey what William Shatner is to Star Trek. Both characters command respect, and earn it episode after episode. It's too bad that Dr. Casey and Captain Kirk never served together on the Starship Enterprise. THAT would have made for an interesting show.


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