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The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1984)

Marcus Welby is back, and he has a few problems. First he is trying to bridge the gap between an old friend of his who gave up practicing medicine in favor of being the hospital ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

John McGreevey (screenplay), Michael Braverman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Young ... Dr. Marcus Welby
Darren McGavin ... Dr. David Jennings
Morgan Stevens ... Dr. Matt Jennings
Elena Verdugo ... Consuelo Lopez
Dennis Haysbert ... Dr. Beaumont
Jessica Walter ... Astrid Carlisle
Yvonne Wilder
Joanna Kerns ... Pamela Saletta
Katherine De Hetre Katherine De Hetre
Bridgette Andersen ... Alison Lattimer
Cristina Raines ... Nicki St. Hilaire
Cyndi James Gossett Cyndi James Gossett ... Phaedra Beaumont (as Cyndi James-Reese)
Milt Kogan ... Perry McMasters
Robert Carnegie ... Dr. Ingram
Milt Oberman Milt Oberman ... Joel Silvers
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Storyline

Marcus Welby is back, and he has a few problems. First he is trying to bridge the gap between an old friend of his who gave up practicing medicine in favor of being the hospital administrator, and his son who is now a doctor and who is currently treating and romancing a woman who has kidney problems. And one of his patients an expectant mother is in an accident along with her husband and her husband dies. She blames Mark and is refusing to bond with her new baby. And the hospital that he has been serving faithfully for years is considering letting some of their elderly staff members go and Mark is on top of the list. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta de Marcus Welby See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Brolin, who played Dr. Stephen Kiley in the original series was not available to appear as he was starring in "Hotel" on ABC at the time. It is established in the film that Dr. Kiley is now working at a hospital in New York and is still married to Janet Blake (Pamela Hensley). A critical scene at the film's climax features a letter written by Dr. Kiley in support of Dr. Welby when he has to appear before a Review Board. See more »

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Followed by Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (1988) See more »

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If you liked the original you love this . . .
7 September 2018 | by neilsmithluthierSee all my reviews

This gets a 10 - it is graded within the context of TV in the 70 & 80s and the original show. With the exception of the missing Dr. Kiley - the tone and pace of "The Return of Dr. Welby," is much like the original series - with Robert Young and Elena Verdugo in top form. The script is actually much better than many of the original shows as it features more character development. Furthermore, the dialogue is clever and engrossing and the production quality more detailed and updated. Actors Jessica Walter and Darren McGavin are particularly excellent as is Morgan Stevens. This show is deeper and has more drama, more tragedy than the series - but also the heart, tough love and well informed intelligence - all hallmarks of the original show. Sets, lighting and locations are bit more elaborate and so more believable. It's a shame this pilot didn't sell - it would've been terrific. This made for TV movie featuring a revisiting of Marcus Welby is excellent and if you are a fan of the original show you'll enjoy this immensely.


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