The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon

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The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon
Directed by Joan Kemp-Welch
Starring Rod Taylor
Elizabeth MacLennan
Country of originUnited States
Running time60 min.
Original network NBC
Original release16 December 1962 (1962-12-16)

The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon is a 1962 American television adaptation from A. J. Cronin's 1948 novel, Shannon's Way . 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). [1]


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  1. Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p91