The Name of the Game

Season 2 Episode 18

The Garden

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 30, 1970 on NBC
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Dan Farrell suspects a popular psychiatrist of being strong on placebos but short on ethics. He treats his wealthy patients at a lavish and remote retreat known as The Garden. Farrell sets out to prove that he's up to no good.

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  • Everything in "The Garden" is not lovely.

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    The end of the 60s saw a decline in flower power, but a rise in related notions - "est", primal scream therapy, transcendental meditation and so forth. A great many famous people with too much money sought out ways of coping with the world, and with their own fame, and by no means all their solutions were wise ones. The bucolic retreat wherein most of this episode is set may remind anyone who was around in those days of real-life alternative therapy centres, such as Esalen; and the glib smoothie who runs the place, superlatively played by Richard Kiley, is an only-too-believable facsimile of certain of the "therapists" who got rich because of them. Although the script itself is not without glibness, and the problems of the inmates are over-simplified, it's a rather stimulating "Name Of The Game" segment, and it's careful to suggest that the problems of the patients are not going to get solved simply because the villain has been, by the end, disgraced. The method whereby the wicked Dr. Strode metaphorically shoots himself in the foot is rather guessable, especially if you've seen the 1957 movie, "A Face In The Crowd".moreless
Richard Kiley

Richard Kiley

Dr. Judson Strode

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Anne Francis

Anne Francis

Marsha Ryman

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Brenda Scott

Brenda Scott

Suzie Murdock

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