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TV: George C. Scott Plays Drug-Addicted Doctor on “Ben Casey”

Oct. 21, 1961 - There will not be much variety this week in the dramatic themes of television adventure and crime shows on ABC. Four one-hour programs will present stories about drug addiction or illicit narcotics. A “Ben Casey” episode tomorrow night will depict a surgeon, played by George C. Scott (pictured), who is a morphine addict. On Tuesday evening, “The New Breed” will offer a story about police efforts to save a woman who has taken a lethal dose of narcotics. “The Untouchables,” on Thursday, has a story about dope peddlers. And on Friday, “Target: The Corruptors” brings still another story about the illicit narcotics trade.


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