Great ORGINAL Script from the ABC MOVIE OF THE WEEKS genre that started on ABC from SPELLING-GOLDBERG PRODUCTIONS. Famous for such television dramas as CHARLIE'S ANGELS, THE ROOKIES, S.W.A.T., STARSKY & HUTCH and HART TO HART

This script is for the earlier ABC Movie of the Week Original films. This Script Is ALL ORIGINAL it was a pilot for a medical drama television series. This Script is all original owned by Ross Bellam in the Art Dept for the 1975 Television movie of the week,

The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant

A young doctor fresh out of medical school takes a job at a big-city hospital, and on his first day finds himself making life-and-death decisions. Conceived as the pilot for a TV series, The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant stars Scott Hylands as the title character. The film follows the super-idealistic Durant as he assumes his residency in a big-city hospital. The young doctor clashes with practically everyone in authority, but by film's end he's learned to temper at least some of his pugnaciousness. First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant was coincidentally one of two failed pilot films of the 1975-76 season to star Scott Hylands as a doctor (the other was the 60-minute Angel's Nest). First telecast May 13, 1975, First 36 Hours etc. was later syndicated as A Small Step Forward.

Director: Alexander Singer

Writer: Stirling Silliphant

Stars: Scott Hylands, Lawrence Pressman, Katherine Helmond


Scott Hylands ... Dr. Chris Durant
Lawrence Pressman ... Dr. Konrad Zane
Katherine Helmond ... Nurse Katherine Gunther
Karen Carlson ... Nurse Clive Olin
Renne Jarrett ... Dr. Lynn Peterson
Alex Henteloff ... Dr. Alex Keefer
Dana Andrews ... Dr. Hutchins
Michael Conrad ... Graham
Peter Donat ... Dr. Bryce
David Doyle ... Dr. Atkinson
James Naughton ... Dr. Baxter
Dennis Patrick ... Mr. Wesco
Joyce Jameson ... Mrs. Graham
Janet Brandt ... Surgical secretary
Davis Roberts ... Dr. Dorsett

This script Is the REVISED DRAFT from February 12,, 1975. It is complete with 90 yellow and white MULTI-COLORED pages. Great script if you obscure dramas.

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MORE INFO ON SCOTT HYLANDS: Scott Hylands (real name: Scott Hylands Douglas) is a Canadian actor who had appeared in movies, on television, and on the stage. Because of his longevity and versatility, critics have called him "one of Canada's greatest actors."

Hylands was born in 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta, but his family left there when he was still an infant. His mother Ruth was a science teacher, and his father Walter died during World War II. Hylands was raised and educated in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he attended Shawnigan Lake Boys School; he then attended the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1964. Hylands at first studied zoology, but when the university began a theater arts major, he transferred into that program. Upon graduation, he left Canada to pursue an acting career in New York City, where his first role was as the lead in an off-Broadway production of the comedy "Billy Liar."

After that 1965 debut role, he spent several years in San Francisco, acting with the American Conservatory Theater. Then, in 1968, he was asked by Hollywood director Mark Robson to audition for a movie role. His first movie appearance was in the 1969 suspense film "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting." He got good reviews, but his movie debut was overshadowed by another film that came out at the same time-- "Midnight Cowboy." His work as an actor got him some critical praise, both for his acting skill and for his good looks. He was even compared to Paul Newman. And while he did not become famous, he worked regularly, appearing in a number of movies, as well as in some American television shows. Among the TV shows in which he acted were "Cannon," "The Waltons," "Baretta," and "Ironsides." On American TV, he became well-known for playing tough guy characters and villains: as he noted in an interview, if an actor is not the leading man, he generally plays a "heavy."

In the early 1980s, Hylands returned to Canada, settling in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. He also got an opportunity to play a good guy, the role of Detective Kevin "O.B." O'Brien on the television series Night Heat, Night Heat was a police drama, produced in Toronto; it aired on both Canadian (CTV) and American (CBS) TV, from 1985 to 1989. This was his first starring role on any TV program.

After Night Heat was canceled, Hylands continued to live in Canada, with his wife Veronica, a nurse, and their two children.; but he worked in both American and Canadian productions. He appeared as Father Travis in the ABC-TV series V. He was seen on numerous other programs, including the 1992 TV movie To Catch a Killer, a 1995 episode of the hit cop drama NYPD Blue, and on four episodes of the remade version of the Outer Limits from 1996-2001. He also returned to the Canadian stage, playing leading roles in such productions as Waiting for Godot (2015), and The Tempest (1994), among others. He produced and directed a 2008 version of Waiting for Godot, and performed in a solo version of A Christmas Carol. In addition, he directed, as well as performed in, a 2006 production of Under Milk Wood that was staged in Victoria BC. In his early 70s, he has expressed no interest in retiring, and continues to be involved with theater.

MORE INFO ON KATHERINE HELMOND: Katherine Marie Helmond (born July 5, 1929) is an American film, theater and television actress, voice artist and director, who played Emily Dickinson on Meeting of Minds, as well as fictional television characters, for which she is best known, including Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, Doris Sherman on Coach, and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond.

After her stage debut in As You Like It, she began working in New York in 1955. She later ran a summer theatre in the Catskills for three seasons and taught acting in university theatre programs. She made her television debut in 1962, but would not achieve fame until the 1970s.She also acted on stage, earning a Tony nomination for her performance on Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown (1973). Other Broadway productions include Private Lives, Don Juan and Mixed Emotions.

Helmond appeared in such feature films as Family Plot (1976) and Brazil (1985), playing the mother of Jonathan Pryce's character. In 1983, she studied at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop, and went on to direct four episodes of the television series Benson, as well as one episode of Who's the Boss? (1984). She picked up Emmy nominations for her role as Mona Robinson in Who's the Boss, and as Lois Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. She has continued working, receiving acclaim for her stage performance in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. (2001)

Helmond appeared in The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975), as Emma Borden, the title character's sister. She appeared in an episode of the short-lived 1976 CBS adventure series, Spencer's Pilots, starring Gene Evans. Helmond gained prominence as Jessica Tate, the ditzy matriarch in Soap (1977–1981) on ABC. From 1984 to 1992 she played the role of Mona Robinson on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? The show was a ratings success, running for eight seasons and finishing in the Nielsen 'Top 10' four straight years. In 1993, she appeared in one episode of the British version of Who's the Boss?, The Upper Hand. From 1995 to 1997, she starred in the ABC sitcom Coach as Doris Sherman, eccentric owner of the fictional Orlando Breakers professional football team. From 1996 to 2004, she had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Lois Whelan (Ray Barone's mother-in-law). On July 25, 2010, she guest-starred on A&E's The Glades. She also guest starred as Caroline Bellefleur on "HBO"'s "True Blood".

Helmond was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1929, the only child of Joseph P. (March 11, 1904 - January 31, 1983) and Thelma (née Malone) Helmond (May 13, 1910 - October 10, 1981). She was raised by her mother and grandmother, both devout Roman Catholics. She attended a Catholic primary school and appeared in numerous school plays.

In 1957, Helmond married George N. Martin. After their divorce she married her second husband, David Christian and the couple have been together since 1962. She has no children. They have owned homes in Los Angeles, New York City, Long Island and London. She and her husband have a history as students of Zen.

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SCOTT HYLANDS The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant ORIGINAL Script KATHERINE
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