Vince Edwards as Ben Casey and guest star Kathleen Nolan, 1964.
|Created by||James Moser|
|Theme music composer||David Raksin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||153|
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Bing Crosby Productions|
CBS Television Distribution (current)
|Original release||October 2, 1961 –|
March 21, 1966
|Followed by||The Return of Ben Casey|
Ben Casey is a young, intense but idealistic surgeon at County General Hospital. His mentor is Doctor David Zorba, At the beginning of the 1965 season, Jaffe left the show and Franchot Tone replaced him as new Chief of Surgery, Doctor Daniel Niles Freeland. The show began running multi-episode stories and Casey developed a romantic relationship with a patient who had just emerged from a coma after thirteen years.
In 1988, the television movie, The Return of Ben Casey, with Vince Edwards in his role as Casey, aired in television syndication. The pilot was not picked up by the major networks to bring the series back.
- Grimes, William (1996-03-16). "Vince Edwards, 67, the Doctor In the Hit TV Series 'Ben Casey'". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
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