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The Psychiatrist 

Dr. James Whitman is a psychiatrist at a major LA facility who shakes things up with newer techniques, like group therapy. Dr. Altman is his sometime mentor who helps him evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Roy Thinnes ...  Dr. James Whitman 7 episodes, 1970-1971
Luther Adler ...  Dr. Bernard Altman 5 episodes, 1970-1971
Pete Duel ...  Casey T. Poe 2 episodes, 1970-1971
John Rubinstein ...  Randell File / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Michael C. Gwynne ...  Blaine / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
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Dr. James Whitman is a psychiatrist at a major LA facility who shakes things up with newer techniques, like group therapy. Dr. Altman is his sometime mentor who helps him evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the 1970-1971 television series, Four-In-One (1970), rotated four separate shows: Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969), McCloud (1970), San Francisco International Airport (1970) and The Psychiatrist (1970). "Night Gallery" and "McCloud" were renewed for the 1971-1972 season, with "McCloud" becoming the most popular and longest running. Only six episodes of San Francisco International Airport (1970) and The Psychiatrist (1970) were ever produced. See more »

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Splendid series
27 January 2009 | by artzauSee all my reviews

As one who's familiar with psychiatry and the psychiatric interview, I remember seeing this short-live by excellent series with Roy Thinnes back in the days when TV was actually presenting some good theater, instead of parading a queue of wannabe pop artists or "reality" based jamokes in outlandish situations. Thinnes was excellent as the psychiatrist and the writing and directing was likewise superb. The plot lines of the stories had substance and dealt with real issues, like death, hopelessness and the feeling of irrelevant. Interestingly enough too, the interventions were completely consistent with what a psychiatrist would do and devoid of overly dramatic whiz-bang cures. I could moan all day about the departure of thoughtful drama from TV but I'll just suggest that you keep your eye peeled and if this little series ever pops up on your screen, watch it. You'll be glad you did.


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