Medic (1954–1956)

Death Is a Red Balloon 

A young wife and mother is suddenly stricken with a brain aneurysm. Now the couple must decide between short-term treatment hoping for no recurrence, or risk delicate brain surgery to remedy the problem.

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

John Meredyth Lucas (teleplay), James E. Moser (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner
Sara Harte Sara Harte ... Agnes Frasier
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Tom Frasier
Robert Stevenson ... Dr. Stanley (as Robert Forrest)
Gordon Wynn Gordon Wynn ... Dr. Bowen
Chris Warfield Chris Warfield ... Dr. Miles
Arthur Lovejoy Arthur Lovejoy ... Dr. Sandburg
Ed Sweeny Ed Sweeny ... Hoyt Miles
Russell Whitney Russell Whitney ... Minister
Ray Ferrell Ray Ferrell ... Billy
Courtland Blake Courtland Blake ... Self - Doctor (as Courtland Blake M.D.)
Victor Kuenkel Victor Kuenkel ... Self - Doctor (as Victor Kuenkel M.D.)
Sally Ito Sally Ito ... Self - Registered Nurse (as Sally Ito R.N.)
Fideles F. Thornbury Fideles F. Thornbury ... Self - Registered Nurse (as Fideles F. Thornbury R.N.)
Arlene E. Mitchell Arlene E. Mitchell ... Self - Registered Nurse (as Arlene E. Mitchell R.N.)
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A young wife and mother is suddenly stricken with a brain aneurysm. Now the couple must decide between short-term treatment hoping for no recurrence, or risk delicate brain surgery to remedy the problem.

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Drama

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A Horrific Decision
3 October 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The topic here is neuro-surgery. More time is taken up with the delicate medical procedure than usual. Still it's complex brain surgery to correct an aneurysm, so that's understandable. Cleverly, the script leads us through the operation by having a doctor-observer describe the details to a student-observer while we eavesdrop. Dark is excellent as the conflicted young husband who must help decide whether his wife, Harte, should risk the operation or not. After all, she may never have a recurrence, but then a recurrence could strike at any moment without the surgery. So it's a dice roll either way. Overall, viewers are left with the challenge of what they would do in the young couple's place.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1955 (USA) See more »

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Medic Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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