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The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon

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Directed by  Joan Kemp-Welch
Running time  60 min.
Original release  16 December 1962
Network  NBC
Genre  Medical fiction
Cast  Rod Taylor
Country of origin  United States
Original network  NBC
First episode date  16 December 1962
Director  Joan Kemp-Welch
Language  English
Starring  Rod Taylor Elizabeth MacLennan
Similar  Memorandum van een dokter, E le stelle stanno a guardare, La Cittadella, Dr Finlay's Casebook, Doctor Finlay

The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon is a 1962 American television adaptation from A. J. Cronin's novel, Shannon's Way, which was originally published in 1948. The dramatization was written by Robert Stewart, directed by Joan Kemp-Welch, and produced by Lewis Freedman. The show was the ninth episode of the second season of The DuPont Show of the Week, which was broadcast on NBC, and it starred Rod Taylor and Elizabeth MacLennan. In 1963, it was broadcast in Great Britain on ITV Television Playhouse.

The episode was filmed on location in Britain over two weeks. It was the first co-production between a regular American TV dramatic series and a production company from another country (in this case, England).


  • Rod Taylor as Robert Shannon
  • Elizabeth MacLennan as Jean Law
  • Alan Casley as the Policeman
  • Madeleine Christie as Mrs. Law
  • Finlay Currie as Sir Wilfred Challis
  • Archie Duncan as Reverend Law
  • Hugh Evans as Malcolm Hodden
  • Ronald Fraser as Dr. James Mathers
  • Betty Henderson as Mrs. Maclaren
  • Moultrie Kelsall as Dr. Usher
  • Frank Olegario as Chattergee
  • References

    The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon Wikipedia

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