The Eleventh Hour

"The Eleventh Hour" is an American medical drama about psychiatry starring Wendell Corey, Jack Ging, and Ralph Bellamy, which aired 62 new episodes plus selected rebroadcasts on NBC from October 3, 1962, to September 9, 1964. The series, loosely comparable to the 1961 NBC hit Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, reveals the human stories of people who come to the psychiatrist either through private practice, a hospital, or a court of law. In 1963, the series shared a two-part crossover episode with Dr. Kildare; both programs used the theme of wise teacher and young intern.

The term "eleventh hour" refers to a time of last resort in an aggrieved person's life, as he faces a potential nervous breakdown. Ging appeared in both seasons as Dr. Paul Graham, a clinical psychologist to Corey's first-season character of the psychiatrist Dr. Theodore Bassett, advisor to the Department of Corrections. The first season hence offered episodes about the mental health of criminals. In the second season, which ended new episodes on April 22, 1964, Bellamy replaced Corey in the role of Dr. Richard Starke, a psychiatrist engaged in private practice. The executive producer was Norman Felton; Sam Rolfe was the producer.

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x30: The Color of the SunsetApr 22, 1964
2x29: To Love Is to LiveApr 15, 1964
2x28: A Pattern of SundaysApr 8, 1964
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