Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Conceived as the pilot for a TV series, The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant stars Scott Hylands as the title character. The film follows the super-idealistic Durant as he assumes his residency in a big-city hospital. The young doctor clashes with practically everyone in authority, but by film's end he's learned to temper at least some of his pugnaciousness. First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant was coincidentally one of two failed pilot films of the 1975-76 season to star Scott Hylands as a doctor (the other was the 60-minute Angel's Nest). First telecast May 13, 1975, First 36 Hours etc. was later syndicated as A Small Step Forward.
career, ethics, hospital, ideals, moral-conflict, surgery, medical, reality, youth