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Quincy, M.E./A Test for Living

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A Test for Living
Season 4, Episode 3
Airdate October 19, 1978
Production Number 51002
Teleplay by Patrick Mathews and
James Rosin &
Jack Klugman
Story by Jack Klugman
Directed by Ronald Satlof
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Quincy, M.E.Season Four
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A Test for Living is the third episode of the fourth season of Quincy, M.E., and the fortieth episode overall.

Starring: Jack Klugman (Dr. R. Quincy)

Also Starring: Garry Walberg (Lt. Frank Monahan), John S. Ragin (Dr. Robert Asten), Val Bisoglio (Danny Tovo), Robert Ito (Sam Fujiyama), Joseph Roman (Sgt. Brill)

Guest Stars: Lloyd Nolan (Dr. Herbert Schumann), Philip Abbott (Elliot Phillips), Kelly Jean Peters (Mary Carson)

Special Appearances by: Henry Jones (Austin Barnes)

and Sam Groom (David Carson)

Co-Starring: Susan Gay Powell (Laura Green), David Hollander (Timmy Carson), Jonathan Segal (Jeff), Michelle Stacy (Cindy), William Mims (Dr. Blenham)

with Tracey Gold (Lisa Carson), James Rosin (Attendant), Rolly Fanton (Woman Neighbor), Gene Glazer (Officer Keefer), Cecil Reddick (Waiter), John Nolan (Bartender)


Plot Overview


  • The producers wish to thank
Edward R. Ritvo, M.D.
Professor, Dept. of Child Psychology
B.J. Freeman, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
of Medical Psychology of
U.C.L.A. School of Medicine
for their inspiration and technical assistance in the making of this film.

Arc Advancement





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