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My Brother Joe 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 25 October 1954
A ten-year-old boy is in a coma after an auto accident, and a neurosurgeon and other specialists try to ascertain the extent of damage to the boy's brain. Meanwhile, the child's family ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Girard

Writers:

James E. Moser (creator), James E. Moser (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner
Charles Bronson ... Dr. John Bircher
Paul Hahn Paul Hahn ... Dr. Ortega
Jack Dimond Jack Dimond ... Stanley Lockwood
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Joseph William Lockwood
Lorna Thayer ... Lorraine Lockwood
Theodore Kurze Theodore Kurze ... Himself - Doctor (as Theodore Kurze MD)
Max Pierce Max Pierce ... Himself - Doctor (as Max Pierce MD)
Forrest Lionel Johnson Forrest Lionel Johnson ... Himself - Doctor (as Forrest Lionel Johnson MD)
Alan Winter Rosenberg Alan Winter Rosenberg ... Himself - Doctor (as Alan Winter Rosenberg MD)
Catherine McCabe Catherine McCabe ... Herself - Registered Nurse (as Catherine McCabe RN)
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A ten-year-old boy is in a coma after an auto accident, and a neurosurgeon and other specialists try to ascertain the extent of damage to the boy's brain. Meanwhile, the child's family tries to deal with the possibility of their child not coming through the operation, and also with the guilt and anger they feel over the accident. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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Medic Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It's Not Ozzie and Harriet
2 January 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Ten-year old Joe Lockwood is critically injured in a car accident with his father driving. Now in the hospital under intensive care for head trauma, Joe's dysfunctional family gathers. Older brother Stanley goes in immediately to see Joe, but Dad (Greenway) and Mom (Thayer), now living separate lives, don't. Instead, each has an excuse for staying in the waiting room. The impression is that Dad's weak and possibly a drinker, while Mom is self-centered and detached. Clearly, brother Stanley is the adult in the family. It's their revealing interactions that comprise the story's backbone, with medical breakaways updating efforts to save the boy.

All in all, it's a rather elegiac episode, definitely a contrast to the idealized family of 50's TV. Frankly, the acting is rather spotty-- Dimond has a lengthy unedited speech recriminating his emotionally detached parents. Likely, the main attraction now is a young Charles Bronson (Dr. Bircher), just then getting on-screen credits. I recall from that period my mom and I commenting on his distinctive looks—someone you would remember. Also-- Lorna Thayer later played the prickly waitress who takes no lip from Jack Nicholson in the famous chicken- sandwich scene from Five Easy Pieces (1969). Here we get a taste of her prickly abilities as Joe's mom.

All in all, this is not exactly a comforting episode from that often challenging series.


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