One in this series of medical dramas. The final 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, is being treated at Blair General Hospital at the same time that her father, Joe Quinlan, a drifter and pool shark, receives care for his heart condition. Hoping to raise enough money to pay for his daughterÕs medical expenses, Joe slips out of the ward and enters a high-stakes pool tournament. Kildare and Healy attend the contest to keep an eye on him, and with good reason. The pressure proves too much for Joe, and though he wins the game he suffers a massive coronary. Surprisingly, as Joe's condition worsens, Sister Benjamin begins to rally. Father and daughter speak one last time before Joe dies, and the hospital staff are stunned to discover that Sister Benjamin's disease has gone into remission. Commercials deleted. Cataloging of this program was made possible by The Coca-Cola Company.


  • DATE: November 30, 1965 Tuesday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:01
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:30810
  • 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
  • Spring Byington … Cast, Mother Caritas
  • Audrey Totter … Cast, Ella Vitnack
  • Norman Fell … Cast, Arnold Vitnack
  • James Frawley … Cast, Luther Bernstein
  • Kathy Garver … Cast, Tracey Richards