Dr. Kildare

SPECIAL: Hello Again to Hastings’ Farewell

FILMED September 1962 I wrote my post for HASTINGS’ FAREWELL on my blog, RALPH’S TREK, 3 months shy of 7 years ago. The subject of the drama: Aphasia. A year and a half later in March, 2011, I updated the … Continue reading

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The Mask Makers

Filmed June 1962 My timing in real life was not as good as my timing in reel life. I left my paying job on DR. KILDARE just as television film production for the 1961-62 season was drawing to a close. … Continue reading

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Maybe Love Will Save My Apartment House

Filmed June 1964 In THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE the James Stewart newspaperman character states if there is a difference between the truth and the legend, print the legend. So having noted this and in case there is such … Continue reading

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Johnny Temple

Filmed October 1961 That was the opening scene of the first television show I directed, JOHNNY TEMPLE, an episode of DR. KILDARE. As I think back to the last leg of my journey to that moment in 1961, it seems … Continue reading

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Hastings’ Farewell

Filmed September 1962 After a summer of unemployment I returned to MGM in September for my next DR. KILDARE.  The script, HASTINGS’ FAREWELL, written by Peggy and Lou Shaw, was a powerful story of a man, brain injured in an … Continue reading

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A Journey To Sunrise

Filmed September 1964 Stephen Bowie in his insightful (and at times even inciteful) CLASSIC TV HISTORY blog wrote: Also this year I’ve watched most of the fourth and penultimate season of NBC’s Dr. Kildare, a once near-great doctor drama that … Continue reading

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