The Pulitzer Prize Playhouse

Season 1 Episode 12

The Pharmacist's Mate

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 22, 1950 on ABC
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The Pharmacist's Mate
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The story of a U.S. Navy Pharmacist's Mate who in enemy waters in a submarine performed an operation for appendicitis saving a sailor's life.

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      • "The Pharmacist's Mate" is listed in "The Best Television Plays 1950-1951", edited by William I. Kauffman. New York, Merlin Press, 1952.

      • This is the first time an "A" motion picture unit - headed by former R.K.O. President N.P. Rathvon has produced a film expressly for TV.

        Other firsts for the show are the Navy's turning over its facilities, including the submarine USS Sawfish, so the entire action could be filmed in the sub, and the first TV writing assignment of Budd Schulberg author of "What Makes Sammy Run" and the current bestseller "The Disenchanted".

      • George Weller, reporting for the Chicago Daily News, won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for this news article.

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