Medic (1954–1956)

Glass of Fear 

Comic strip artist Dick Hooper does a nationally syndicated feature called "Salty", but he can't make his due dates for finished cartoons because he's become obsessed with germs and various... See full summary »

Director:

George Cahan

Writers:

Ray Allen (teleplay), James E. Moser (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner
Richard Erdman ... Dick Hooper
Marilyn Nash ... Nancy Hooper
William Forrest ... Marshall Tallman
Jefferson Searles Jefferson Searles ... Dr. Lampke
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Comic strip artist Dick Hooper does a nationally syndicated feature called "Salty", but he can't make his due dates for finished cartoons because he's become obsessed with germs and various muscle and stomach pains that doctors can't locate. He's become a raging hypochondriac that's about to lose his wife and career. Written by WesternOne

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Medic Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cartoonists Aren't Always Funny
23 December 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Cartoonist Hooper (Erdman) draws a successful one-panel comical character named Salty (Popeye?). Trouble is after eleven-years, he's running out of ideas and it's preying on him. So he's taking non-prescription drugs to help. However, the quality of the strip's declining; plus, he's missing submission due dates. Losing control, he fires his long-time agent, and threatens his loyal wife (Nash) with divorce. Clearly, he needs medical help, but will he face up to the problem.

Convincing turn by actor Erdman as he goes through the trying stages. But what's with the musical scoring that at times seems near comical. Perhaps it's to soften the dramatic bouts that at times get pretty intense. There is a sampling of appropriate therapy of the time. I think, however, I would have preferred a more shaded ending. Nonetheless, the series should be lauded for dealing with a difficult subject despite the direction of 50's TV.


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