Emergency Hospital (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 62-minute quickie takes place during a single 12-hour shift at Los Angeles' Emergency Hospital. In anticipation of such contemporary TV dramas as Chicago Hope and ER, several subplots are developed at once. Dr. Janet Carey (Margaret Lindsay) is romanced by wealthy Ben Caldwell (Byron Palmer), who may or may not be a dangerously reckless motorist. Visiting detective Arnold (Walter Reed) must come to grips with the fact that his teenaged son (Jim Stapleton) is a budding delinquent. And other major and minor crises are experienced by nurse Norma Mullen (Rita Johnson) and staff doctor Ellis (John Archer).

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emergency-room, big-city, car, change-of-heart, chief, doctor/nurse, driver, emergency, emotion, expensive, habit [custom], handicap, hospital, marriage, motorcycle, patient [medical], problems, proposal [romantic], slice-of-life, speed, wealth