Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)





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In her final acting appearance, Susan Hayward is ironically cast as a research doctor who can no longer face up to the notion of dealing with death on a daily basis. Recently widowed, Dr. Maggie Cole is on the verge of giving up her job and going into seclusion. She is shaken back to reality by crusty but lovable "street doctor" Lou Grazzo (Darren McGavin), who coerces Maggie into accepting a job at a Chicago slum clinic. At first adjusting admirably to her new surroundings, Maggie undergoes a devastating assault to her emotions when she befriends a teenaged leukemia patient. Written by real-life M.D. Sandor Stern and originally telecast by ABC on September 27, 1972, Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole was supposed to have been the pilot for a weekly series, but plans for this project were abandoned after the death of star Susan Hayward.


Susan Hayward
as Dr. Maggie Cole
Darren McGavin
as Dr. Lou Grazzo
Beverly Garland
as Myrna Anderson
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Downey
Dane Clark
as Hank Cooper
Maide Norman
as Nurse "Fergy" Ferguson
Richard Anderson
as Dr. Ben Cole
Frank Puglia
as Mr. Alessandro
Peter Hobbs
as Pathologist
Harry Basch
as Isadore Glass
Leigh Adams
as Night Nurse
Jan Peters
as Ivan Dvorsky
Mira Martinez
as 2nd Night Nurse
Guy Remsen
as Policeman
Jerrie Wollen
as 2nd Day Nurse
Virginia Hawkins
as 1st Day Nurse
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High class TV movie that served as Susan Hayward's swan song. She gives a strong performance in the title role as a doctor rebuilding her life in an inner city clinic after her husband's sudden death. Darren McGavin is a great sparring partner for her as the other doctor, both flinty and tough individuals who spark each other. Jeanette Nolan will break your heart in her big scene. Worth seeking out.

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