Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal
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Series title sequence
Genre Medical drama
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Harry R. Sherman
Starring John Howard
Jack Kelly
Olive Blakeney
Cheryl Callaway
Frances Mercer
Theme music composer Igor Stravinsky
Opening theme Infernal Dance from "The Firebird"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78
Producer(s) Brewster Morgan
Eugene Solow
Running time 22–24 minutes
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release November 5, 1955 (1955-11-05) – November 1, 1957 (1957-11-01)

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal is an American medical drama which aired in syndication from 1955 to 1957. It was based on the book of the same name by Lloyd C. Douglas, that was a prequel to his Magnificent Obsession. A total of 78 episodes were produced.

John Howard as Doctor Wayne Hudson, 1955.

In 1955 a nationwide competition was held in TV Guide to find a young actor to play Dr. Hudson's protégé, Tim Watson, for several episodes. those entering had to submit a photo and recording in which they read emotional dialogue. The winner was a young actor named Joe Walker.[1]


  • John Howard as Dr. Wayne Hudson
  • Cheryl Callaway as Kathy Hudson
  • Olive Blakeney as Mrs. Grady
  • Frances Mercer as Nurse Ann Talbot
  • Jack Kelly as Dr. Bennett


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