Heartsounds Information

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Genre Drama
Based onMartha Weinman Lear
(Based on the Book)
Written by Fay Kanin
(Written for Television by)
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Starring Mary Tyler Moore
James Garner
Music by Leonard Rosenman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producer Norman Lear
ProducersFern Field
Fay Kanin
Cinematography Richard Ciupka
Editor John Wright
Running time128 minutes
Production company Embassy Television
Original network ABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original release
  • September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)

Heartsounds is a 1984 American made-for-television drama film directed by Glenn Jordan and starring Mary Tyler Moore and James Garner. [1] [2] [3]


New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which does not seem equipped to help. Wife Martha steps in to fight the system and get a measure of service and compassion. Ultimately the greatest battle is not waged against the medical profession, however, but against Lear's own failing body his own mortal fears.


  • Mary Tyler Moore as Martha Weinman Lear
  • James Garner as Harold Lear
  • Sam Wanamaker as Moe Silverman
  • Wendy Crewson as Judy
  • David Gardner as Barney Knapp
  • Carl Marotte as Michael
  • Wayne Best as Intern, Lover
  • Anthony Bishop as Proprietor
  • David Bolt as Psychoanalyst
  • David Clement as Dr. Bell
  • Beverly Cooper as Nurse Lark
  • Eve Crawford as Ruth Nathanson
  • Sandy Crawley as Chief Resident
  • Marvin Goldhar as Mr. Weinman
  • Lynne Gorman as Mrs. Bailey
  • Patricia Hamilton as Flo
  • Tom Harvey as Walter Simon
  • Meg Hogarth as Estelle
  • Cec Linder as Dr. Lorber
  • Doris Petrie as Mrs. Weinman
  • Steve Petrie as Chet
  • Maida Rogerson as Annie
  • Michael J. Reynolds as Dr. Roberts
  • Françoise Vallée as The Neurologist
  • Paul Vincent as Fred, The Doorman
  • Jimmy Williams as Carl (as Jim Williams)
  • George E. Zeeman as Dr. Gross (as George Zeeman)

See also


  1. ^ Lear, Martha Weinman. Heartsounds. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1980. ISBN  0-671-24329-2
  2. ^ Stoler, Peter. "Diagnoses" - Time Magazine - Monday, June 30, 1980
  3. ^ Heartsounds - at IMDb

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