Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

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Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:12 am

Date: February 28, 1965

Summary: Hoss doesn't know that the Englishman he has recently befriended, Professor Poppy, is actually a physician who has given up the practice of medicine. Fellow Englishman Thomas Crippen claims that his wife's death was caused by the Doctor's medical mistake and comes to town looking to exact revenge.

Written by: Martha Wilkerson
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Guest Stars: Michael Rennie (Professor Poppy / Dr. Mundy), Ashley Cowan (Thomas Crippen)

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Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by snapdragon » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:38 pm

Anachronism alert. According to Ponderosa Scenery, Season Six takes place during 1864-1865.

Dr. Mundy references Jack the Ripper at 33:45 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCf71E0PuOs&t=33m45s

Ripper wasn't active until 1888.

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Other than that distracting mistake, this was another enjoyable episode. Michael Rennie is a class act.

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Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by littlejoenice » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:23 pm

I liked this episode because with Hoss you had comedy, and with Michael Rennie, you had perfection. I remember seeing him, before this, of course, in the movie, "The Robe," as St. Peter.
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Post by Cartwright fan. » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:06 pm

The opening scene about the boots- priceless!! :lol
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Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by Calamity » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Poor Hoss, those feet of his really hurt from the new boots.
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Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by daisy60 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 am

It must have been hard to get boots large enough for Hoss's feet! People think that Dr's can preform miracles and often get upset when a patient dies. Thomas Crippen was vengeful. Thankfully, the Dr proved himself by saving Hoss's life.

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