Emergency! - Season One

Emergency! - Season One

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Director: Christian Nyby, Herschel Daugherty, Hollingsworth Morse, Jack Webb

Cast: Christian Nyby, Herschel Daugherty, Hollingsworth Morse, Jack Webb


Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This dramatic series aired from 1972 to 1977 and did for Los Angeles-based fire department paramedics what Dragnet and Adam-12 did for the LAPD. This was no accident: Dragnet star Jack Webb produced all three shows, and he incorporated actual departmental terms, procedures, and case histories into the scripts. Debuting as a midseason replacement on NBC, Emergency! pioneered the two-pronged story structure that later became a staple of Dick Wolf's Law & Order. Typical episodes would initially involve field rescues by paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Station 51, then continue with follow-up plot developments in the fictional Rampart Emergency Hospital. The paramedics included Johnny Gage (played by Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe), while the Rampart staff was mainly represented by Doctor Kelly Brackett (Robert Fuller), neurosurgeon Joe Early (Bobby Troup), and head nurse Dixie McCall (Julie London). Like the other Webb-produced shows, Emergency! occasionally suffered from a tight-lipped earnestness that made the characters seem campy -- even back in 1972. But that was something Webb and his creative team willingly risked in the glorification of these hardworking public servants. However contrived some situations might have seemed, there was nothing phony about the policies and procedures to which the paramedics and physicians adhered. Another innovation of this fast-paced show was the introduction of multiple subplots in each hour-long installment -- something that's now commonplace in TV drama. Gage and DeSoto participated in up to three calls per show, which necessitated the appearance of innumerable actors. Baby boomers who remember the show will recognize literally dozens of familiar faces in these sometimes corny but engrossing episodes.

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Universal Studios
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[Full Frame]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Mantooth Johnny Gage,Paramedic John Gage
Benny Rubin Sam Cranks
Buddy Foster Frankie Pierce
Calvin Bartlett Jim Parker
Cicely Tyson Joanne Johnson
Dennis Rucker Jay Hooper
Gary Crosby John Conway,Tom Wheeler
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Bernadette Spalding
Kevin Tighe Roy DeSoto,Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Martin Milner Actor
Mort Sahl Harry
Pat McAnery Paula Slayton
Victor Izay Arthur Gray
Anne Collings Penny Finch
Bill Baldwin Carl Evans
Christine Dixon Bitsey Jonas
Coleen Gray Mrs. Thompson
Edith Evanson Emma Lenover
George Sawava Eddie
Jacqueline Russell Judy Mundell
Jock Mahoney Lee
Patricia Mickey Sharon
Robert Fuller Dr. Kelly Brackett,Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D./F.A.C.S
Susan Seaforth Nancy Dickson
Anne Whitfield Pam Parker
Arnold Stang Arthur Merkl
Bobby Troup Dr. Joe Early,Dr. Joe Early M.D./F.A.C.S
Candace Howerton Jenny McCurtain
Christine Forbes Ellen Bart
Eric Laneuville Tim
Frank Aletter Roger Mundell
Gene Raymond J.P. Dumont
John Smith Captain
Julie London Nurse Dixie McCall
Lillian Bronson Winifred Lenover
Lou Krugman Dave Morgan
Seymour Cassel Bluebell Hunter
Beverly Powers Holly
Dorothy Konrad Beatrice Stover
Edith Diaz Mrs. James
Edmund Cambridge Paul Johnson
John Day Gus
Royal Dano Wino
Steve Conte Foreman
Susan Madigan Donna Melvin
Tony Dow Motorcyclist
Virginia Gregg Nurse Wilma Jacobs
William Katt Wally Lytton
Barry Higgins Andy Jason
Bill McLean Elbert Krinkle
Ellen Moss Rhonda Hughes
Francine York Betty Remson
Jan Arvan Victor Friedy
Jeff Davis Peter Ballard
Josh Albee Tommy
Kent McCord Actor
Lew Brown 1st Sheriff
Mitch Carter Straley
Sarah Fankboner Grace Corbett
Shelly Novack Vern

Technical Credits
Christian Nyby Director
Herschel Daugherty Director
Hollingsworth Morse Director
Jack Webb Director
Lawrence Dobkin Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Rescue Man [21:59]
2. Paramedic Program [33:43]
3. On the Job Training [19:37]
4. Showing Discipline [20:18]
1. Accident With Injuries [4:34]
3. "No Air" [21:30]
4. The Party's Over [9:41]
5. Rough Spot [14:22]
1. A Long Way Up [10:07]
2. Feeling Dizzy [16:32]
3. Potential Poisoning [10:22]
4. Collapsed Building [13:45]
Disc #1, Side B -- Emergency!: Season One
1. In Labor [8:55]
2. Out Cold [19:17]
3. Electrified [12:22]
4. Afraid to Move [10:11]
1. Moving Fast [5:34]
2. No Ambulance [18:35]
4. Early Delivery [12:24]
5. Caught Looting [11:34]
1. Crash Course [9:15]
2. Attempted Suicide [16:09]
3. Tanker Truck Turnover [11:41]
4. Teen Overdose [13:43]
Disc #2, Side A -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Gunshot Victim [6:26]
2. Mis-Medicated [20:29]
3. No Signs of Drugs [12:04]
4. Chemical Danger [11:46]
1. Boating Accident [5:55]
2. Becoming Seasick [20:09]
3. In a Ditch [:58]
4. All is Well [12:57]
1. Chapter 1 [9:30]
2. Chapter 2 [17:10]
3. Chapter 3 [10:41]
4. Chapter 4 [13:28]
Disc #2, Side B -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Between Floors [4:53]
2. In Awe [21:36]
3. Natural Gass [12:06]
4. Railroad Rescue [12:14]
1. Stuck in a Duct [6:23]
2. Just Another TV Show [19:13]
3. The Second Round [12:30]
4. Radioactivity [12:41]
1. Tackled Too Hard [4:32]
2. Caught in the Act [23:59]
3. Aircraft Down [5:23]
4. Treetop Rescue [16:54]

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Emergency! - Season One 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to see shows from your childhood!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up watching that series and it was the best show of our time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this show. My dad and I would watch it and then we would discuss what we saw and why things were done a certain way. It was a sneaky but great way for my dad to teach me the profession he loved and I am still doing. I have been on the job since 1977.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first tv show I remember watching as a kid. The first show that made me want to be a tv junkie!!! To this day, this show has given me a great appreciation for firefighters and paramedics. Still a great show!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very Good Show!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when the show first aired and I told my grandmother "That is what I'm going to do with my life". Well I have been doing it since 1977 and absolutely love the profession. Thank you for my career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emergency was one of the best shows of it's day and still is. My whole family enjoys it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This came out when I was 3 and I can still remember watching it. I loved the sirens. As I grew older, I started to understand way more and it is part of my past that I haven't forgotten. I still love that show and couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD. This show really paved the way for the paramedic system that is now in place.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i remember watching EMERGENCY as a child. I wanted to be a paramedic from the word go and was going to change my name to ROY !!!! My family still jokes about it. My career did take a different path, but have always had a place in my heart for firefighters and paramedics. Will cherish every episode !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this show as a child. It was my favorite show and I admired the Paramedics and wanted to be like them. I am now a paramedic serving on the job over 12 years and have saved hundreds of lives. This show introduced most of my friends/ fellow paramedics to paramedicine and was instrumental in modernising the emergency services in your towns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emergency was my favorite show when I was a young girl in the 70's. I was was only 6 years old when this show first started playing on TV but I was very impressed with the show and with the actors but I especially liked Randolph Mantooth who played Johnny Gage. I received the first season on DVD as a gift and I love the show just as much now as back then but unfortunately I received a defective set. The episode Brushfire on the B side of disc one, skips, freezes, stalls, etc and I will have to replace this with a new set that hopefully will not be defective. I would gave the show 5 stars but I have to take points off because of this flawed DVD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago