Medic (TV series)

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Medic
Richard Boone Medic 1955.JPG
Richard Boone as Konrad Styner, 1955.
GenreMedical drama
Created byJames E. Moser
Directed byWorthington Miner
John Brahm
George M. Cahan
Lonnie D'Orsa
Bernard Girard
James E. Moser
Ralph Francis Murphy
Ted Post
Richard Wilson
StarringRichard Boone
Narrated byRichard Boone
Theme music composerVictor Young
Edward Heyman
Opening theme"Blue Star"
Composer(s)Victor Young
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes59 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Frank LaTourette
Worthington Miner
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)Medic Productions
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 13, 1954 – August 27, 1956
 
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Medic
Richard Boone Medic 1955.JPG
Richard Boone as Konrad Styner, 1955.
GenreMedical drama
Created byJames E. Moser
Directed byWorthington Miner
John Brahm
George M. Cahan
Lonnie D'Orsa
Bernard Girard
James E. Moser
Ralph Francis Murphy
Ted Post
Richard Wilson
StarringRichard Boone
Narrated byRichard Boone
Theme music composerVictor Young
Edward Heyman
Opening theme"Blue Star"
Composer(s)Victor Young
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes59 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Frank LaTourette
Worthington Miner
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)Medic Productions
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 13, 1954 – August 27, 1956

Medic is an American medical drama that aired on NBC beginning in 1954. Medic was television's first doctor drama to focus attention on medical procedures.

Created by its principal writer James E. Moser, Medic tried to create realism (The Doctor and City Hospital had not) which would typify medical shows from then on. Moser had previously written for the radio shows Dragnet and Dr. Kildare. He went on to write the television series Ben Casey.

Synopsis[edit]

Medic episodes were introduced and narrated by Richard Boone, playing Dr. Konrad Styner who sometimes also appeared in the stories. A total of 59 were aired from September 1954 to November 1956.

The series was introduced each week by theme music written by Victor Young. Eventually, with lyrics added by Edward Heyman, the song became popular under the title "Blue Star."

Episodes[edit]

DVD release[edit]

On November 15, 2011, Timeless Media Group released Medic- The Groundbreaking Hospital Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1] The 6-disc set features 44 of the 59 episodes of the series as these are the only episodes that Timeless was able to obtain the rights to. This is believed to be due to only 44 of the prints being salvageable.

Guest stars[edit]

Notable guest stars included:

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryRecipientNotes
1955Emmy AwardNominatedBest Written Dramatic MaterialJames E. MoserFor episode "White Is the Color"
NominatedBest Television Film EditingJodie CopelanFor episode "White Is the Color"
NominatedBest Original Music Composed for TVVictor Young
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NominatedBest Individual Program of the Year
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For episode "White Is the Color"
NominatedBest Dramatic Series
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NominatedBest Actress in a Single PerformanceBeverly Garland
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NominatedBest Actor Starring in a Regular SeriesRichard Boone
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WonBest Direction of PhotographyLester ShorrFor episode "I Climb the Stairs"
1956NominatedBest Producer - Film SeriesFrank La Tourette
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WonBest Cinematography for TelevisionWilliam A. SicknerFor episode "Black Friday"
1957NominatedBest Musical Contribution for TelevisionSidney FineFor orchestration of Victor Young's music
1956Directors Guild of America AwardNominatedOutstanding Directorial Achievement in TelevisionTed PostFor episode "Mercy Wears an Apron"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Medic-The-Groundbreaking-Hospital-Series/15991

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