One in this series of medical dramas. In this second episode of four in a storyline about the relationship between a young nun and her father, Sister Benjamin, a missionary nun with an advanced case of leukemia, receives treatment at Blair General Hospital. She remains optimistic despite her terminal diagnosis. Dr. Kildare strikes up a friendship with the young nunÕs charming father, Joe Quinlan, a drifter and pool shark. When Joe neglects to report for a scheduled heart examination, Kildare tracks him to the local pool hall. The older man tries to conceal the serious nature of his condition, but the perceptive Kildare gently coaxes him to the hospital. At the hospital, Joe shares a room with Luther Bernstein, a one-time prize-fighter struggling to overcome injuries sustained in the ring. Alone with Joe, Bernstein's manager, Healy, confesses that he feels responsible for Luther's present condition. Healy persuades Joe to hustle a game of pool with a wealthy patient named Gaffney in order to raise money to pay for Luther's medical expenses. Commercials deleted.

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  • DATE: November 23, 1965 Tuesday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:24:55
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:30808
  • GENRE: Drama, medical
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, medical
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1961-1966


  • Norman Felton … Executive Producer
  • David Victor … Supervising Producer
  • Douglas Benton … Producer
  • Robert F. O'Neill … Associate Producer
  • Irving Pearlberg … Associate Producer
  • Herschel Daugherty … Director
  • William Fay … Writer
  • Harry Sukman … Music by
  • Jerry Goldsmith … Theme Music by
  • Richard Chamberlain … Cast, Dr. James Kildare
  • Raymond Massey … Cast, Dr. Leonard Gillespie
  • Lee Kurty … Cast, Nurse Lawton
  • Fred Astaire … Cast, Joe Quinlan
  • Laura Devon … Cast, Sister Benjamin
  • Harry Morgan … Cast, Francis X. Healy
  • Audrey Totter … Cast, Ella Vitnack
  • Norman Fell … Cast, Arnold Vitnack
  • Alan Hewitt … Cast, Mr. Gaffney
  • James Frawley … Cast, Luther Bernstein
  • Kathy Garver … Cast, Tracey Richards