Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Carrie Snodgress, who after several years in show business became an "overnight success" with Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), stars in the made-for-TV The Impatient Heart. In this pilot for a never-sold series titled McCormack, Ms. Snodgress plays a Manhattan social worker with a knack for straightening out everyone's problems. When it comes to her own life, she isn't quite as adept. Case in point: A handsome but testy young man (Michael Brandon), with whom she falls in love. Director John Badham once more suppresses his British upbringing to serve up a distinctly American slice of life to the TV audience. Featured in the cast of The Impatient Heart is Marian Hailey, a prolific TV commercial actress of the 1960s and 1970s who rarely received a large role in "regular" TV.