General Electric Theater

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General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Original Release

02/01/1953 on CBS

US Release

02/01/1953

Cast

Ronald Reagan Himself - Host / Self - Host
Ronald Reagan Self - Host
Ronald Reagan Himself - Host
Patti Davis Self
Nancy Reagan Self
Don Herbert Self - General Electric commercials
Nyra Monsour Sarah
Stan Jones (as Stanley G. Jones)
Carl Benton Reid Chairman
Lillian O'Malley Newspaperwoman
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Golden Years Sunday, 10 September 1961
2 The Iron Silence (1) Sunday, 24 September 1961
3 The Iron Silence Sunday, 24 September 1961
4 Cat in the Cradle Sunday, 01 October 1961
5 A Musket for Jessica Sunday, 08 October 1961
6 The $200 Parlay Sunday, 15 October 1961
7 The Wish Book Sunday, 22 October 1961
8 The Great Alberti Sunday, 05 November 1961
9 Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story Wednesday, 08 November 1961
10 A Voice on the Phone Sunday, 19 November 1961
11 Money and the Minister Sunday, 26 November 1961
12 We're Holding Your Son Sunday, 03 December 1961
13 Call to Danger Sunday, 10 December 1961
14 Tippy-Top Sunday, 17 December 1961
15 A Friendly Tribe Sunday, 31 December 1961
16 The Wall Between Sunday, 07 January 1962
17 The Hold-Out Sunday, 14 January 1962
18 The Little Hours Sunday, 21 January 1962
19 Go Fight City Hall Monday, 15 October 1962
20 Shadow of a Hero Sunday, 04 February 1962
21 Badge of Honor Sunday, 11 February 1962
22 The Free Wheelers Sunday, 18 February 1962
23 Ten Days in the Sun Sunday, 04 March 1962
24 A Very Special Girl Sunday, 11 March 1962
25 My Dark Days: Part 1 Sunday, 18 March 1962
26 My Dark Days: Part 2 Sunday, 25 March 1962
27 Hercule Poirot Sunday, 01 April 1962
28 The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky Sunday, 15 April 1962
29 The Troubled Heart Sunday, 22 April 1962
30 Mister Doc Sunday, 29 April 1962
31 The Unstoppable Gray Fox Sunday, 06 May 1962
32 Acres and Pains Saturday, 12 May 1962
33 Somebody Please Help Me! Sunday, 20 May 1962
34 The First Hundred Years Sunday, 27 May 1962
35 The Roman Kind Sunday, 03 June 1962
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Directors

Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen, Don Weis, John Brahm, Ida Lupino, Robert Stevenson, Sherman Marks, Frank Wisbar, Ray Milland, Richard Irving, Sheldon Leonard, Jacques Tourneur, Boris Sagal, John Rich, David Greene, Charles F. Haas, Sidney Lanfield, Ralph Nelson, David Swift, Alfred E. Green, Robert B. Sinclair, Jules Munshin, Jack Smight, Frank Tuttle, Sidney Salkow, Gower Champion, Justus Addiss, Andrew McCullough, Harry Keller, Jean Yarbrough, Frank Tashlin, John Newland, Rod Amateau, Virgil W. Vogel, Jerry Hopper, James V. Kern, Perry Lafferty, William Asher, Axel Gruenberg, Bud Yorkin, George Beck, Danny Arnold, Paul Henreid, Robert Stevens, Robert Florey, Richard Quine, Ozzie Nelson, Bretaigne Windust, Maxwell Shane, Felix E. Feist, David Butler, Cornel Wilde, Tim Whelan, Rudolph Mate, Earl Bellamy, Arthur Ripley, Ted Post, Nicholas Ray, Roy Kellino, James Stewart, Frederick Stephani, Kevin Joe Jonson, William A. Attaway, John English, Lloyd Richard

Writers

Jameson Brewer, Kathleen Hite, Halsey Melone, D.J. Powers, Laurence Marks, Milton Pascal, Ken Kolb, Hagar Wilde, Lawrence B. Marcus, William Fay, John Hawkins, Herbert Little Jr., John McGreevey, Theodore Apstein, David Victor, Katherine Albert, Arnold Schulman, Stephen Vincent Benét, Richard Collins, James P. Cavanagh, Shirley Peterson, Dale Eunson, Mel Goldberg, Budd Schulberg, Douglas Heyes, Frank Tashlin, David Swift, Francis M. Cockrell, Harold Swanton, Ernest Haycox, Leo Davis, Charles A. Stearns, Kay Boyle, Howard Snyder, Cornell Woolrich, Rod Serling, Henrik Ibsen, Joseph Stefano, Jerome Ross, John Rich, William Bruckner, Cyril Hume, Robert Riley Crutcher, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, James B. Allardice, James Street, Frank Burt, John Whiting, John Dunkel, Gavin Lambert, Hannah Grad Goodman, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Arthur Gordon, Oscar Brodney, Robert Dozier, Lee McGiffin, Robert Carson, Ward Hawkins, James Costigan, Sidney Salkow, Helen Eustis, Frank O'Connor, Samuel A. Taylor, Charles Larson, Virginia Claiborne Orr, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Jessamyn West, Arthur Steuer, Maurice Valency, George Bellak, John O'Dea, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Stirling Silliphant, William Clotworthy, Marion Miller, Richard Connell, Nathaniel Curtis, Valentine Davies, William Douglas Lansford, Agatha Christie, Emmet Lavery, Albert Lamorisse, Bryan MacMahon, Frances Ancker, Collier Young, Melville Davisson Post, Manuel Komroff, Samuel Grafton, Arthur Morse, F. Beverly Kelley, Ira Levin, Donn Baylor, W.W. Jacobs, George Gibbles, Robert Standish, Thomas Thompson, Philip Charlot, Gabrielle Upton, N. Richard Nash, Stanley Abbott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hal Hackady, Emily Kimbrough, Sherman Marks, Sidney Michaels, Norman Katkov, Robert J. Crean, Evelyn Waugh, Frank Gruber, Edmund L. Hartmann, Merle Miller, Alphonse Daudet, James Warner Bellah, Irving Stone, Alvin Sargent, William Bowers, Eugene Vale, Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, Katharine Brush, Louella MacFarlane, Bob Mosher, Dore Schary, Gene L. Coon, Marc Lachmann, James Thurber, Theodore Simonson, Joe Connelly, Larry Gelbart, Fredric Brown, Jerry Davis, John Klempner, Mel Dinelli, John Collier, Audrey De Graff, Francis Martin, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Wharton, James B. Gidney, S.J. Perelman, Frank L. Moss, Lois Peyser, Robert Howard Lindsay, Algernon Blackwood, Leon Gordon, A.A. Milne, James Edmiston, Harvey Orkin, Marvin De Vries, Shimon Wincelberg, Jerome Weidman, Mortimer Braus, Octavus Roy Cohen, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Dallas Gaultois, Danny Arnold, John Kneubuhl, David Karp, Irving Shulman, N.B. Stone Jr., O. Henry, Alvin Boretz, Calvin Clements Sr., Arthur Kober, Paul Monash, Fred W. Friendly, Lewis B. Patten, Gerald Drayson Adams, Frederick Brady, Edward Nathan, Barré Lyndon, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sinclair Lewis, Sheldon Leonard, Charles Hoffman, George Tibbles, Steve Fisher, George Beck, Stephen Crane, Richard Pedicini, Charles R. Jackson, Rose Simon Kohn, James Dobson, Mark Sandrich Jr., Nona Coxhead, Norma Mansfield, Russell Beggs, Win Brooks, Arnold Peyser, E.P. Conkle, Herbert Purdom, John Ed Pearce, Howard Leeds, Isabel Langis, Rod Amateau, Carey Wilber, Maurice Baudin, Philip Freund, Wells Root, John W. Cunningham, Don Mankiewicz, Myna Lockwood, Harold J. Kennedy, Katherine Anderson, Evan Hunter, Leslie Gordon Barnard, Holly Roth, John Keasler, Henry van Dyke, Edna Anhalt, Al Hine, George Milburn, Gore Vidal, Andrew Solt, David Shaw, Barry Crane, Crockett Johnson, Dana Burnet, Beatrice Joy Chute, Frank Gabrielson, Paul Vincent Carroll, H.F. Walling, George Lowther, Chester Davis, Hans Christian Andersen, Rhoda Le Coq, Arthur Alsberg, Robert J. Hogan, Jerry Sohl, Robert Craig, William R. Cox, Margaret Cousins, Dwight Cummins, Dorothy Cummins, Arthur Marx, Phil Cole, Thomas Hardy, John T. Chapman, Ernst Jacobi, B. Traven, Hugo Butler, Merwin Gerard, Louis Clyde Stoumen, Bernard Reines, Ernest Pascal, Thomas Nord Riley, Miriam Balf, Bob Foreman, Harry Tugend, Vern J. Sneider, Arthur Arent, Mannie Manheim, Edmund Rice, John L. Greene, George Sumner Albee, Beth Day, Victor Canning, P.G. Wodehouse, Richard H. Bell, Paul Horgan, Louis Pelletier, Arline Anderson, Percy MacKaye, Roland Kibbee, Leslie Slote, Bret Harte, David R. Schwartz, Joan Sanders, Emmett Kelly, Marian B. Cockrell, Catherine Turney, Max Ehrlich, Everett Freeman, Elihu Winer, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Aben Kandel, Henry Kane, Max Wilk, Sidney Carroll, Philip MacDonald, Mildred Cram, Blanche Hanalis, Arthur A. Ross, Sherwood Anderson, William Saroyan, John Paxton, Paul Bowles, Sholom Asch, Alec Coppel, James V. Kern, John Furia, Morton Wishengrad, Borden Chase, Charlotte Armstrong, Howard J. Green, Robert Lowry, John Ehle, Russell S. Hughes, David Boehm, Floyd Beaver, Tad Mosel, Doris Gilbert, Arthur Ripley, Woody Allen, Victoria Lincoln, Brooke Hanlon, Charles Stewart, Cynthia Hope, Dorothy M. Johnson, Marghanita Laski, Lula Vollmer, Kathleen Brophy, James Robbins Miller, J. Harvey Howells, Ben Canfield, Roger O. Harrison, George Kelly, Norman Daniels, Neill Wilson, Mike Miller, John Cheever, George Bernard Shaw, Frank Davis, Paul W. Fairman, Robert Patterson, Joseph Hoffman, Mayo Simon, John Gay, Edgar Box, George Bruce, Vivian Fletcher, Roger O. Hirson, Owen Cameron, Mae Livingston, Nicholas Monsarrat

Creators

Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Cast

Ronald Reagan Himself - Host / Self - Host
Ronald Reagan Self - Host
Ronald Reagan Himself - Host
Patti Davis Self
Nancy Reagan Self
Don Herbert Self - General Electric commercials
Nyra Monsour Sarah
Stan Jones (as Stanley G. Jones)
Carl Benton Reid Chairman
Lillian O'Malley Newspaperwoman
Alice Frost Hazel Valance
Don Herbert Self - G.E. Progress Reporter
Virginia Gregg Helen
Joey Larsen (as Joey Larson)
Ronald Reagan Paul Miller
Gail Bonney Inga
Skip Ward
Phyllis Coates Heather
Don Herbert Self - G.E. Spokesman
Chick Hannan Townsman

Producers

Editors

Michael R. McAdam, Edward Haire, Danny B. Landres, Alfred DeGaetano, Harry Reynolds, Frank Doyle, Roy V. Livingston, Daniel A. Nathan, Edward A. Biery, Robert Seiter, George McGuire, Holbrook N. Todd, Milton Shifman, Richard G. Wray, Ace Herman, Stanford Tischler, Richard Belding, Harry Gerstad, Chester W. Schaeffer, Fred Maguire, Stanley Rabjohn, Edward W. Williams, Carmen Nellaieff, Terry O. Morse, Kenneth G. Crane

1961EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television Nominated
1959EmmyBest Dramatic Series - Less Than One Hour Nominated
1959EmmyBest Direction of a Single Program of a Dramatic Series - Less Than One Hour Nominated
1959EmmyBest Direction of a Single Program of a Dramatic Series - Less Than One Hour Nominated
1959EmmyBest Writing of a Single Program of a Dramatic Series - Less Than One Hour Nominated
1958EmmyBest Editing of a Film for Television Nominated
1957EmmyBest Direction - Half Hour or Less Nominated
1957EmmyBest Art Direction - Half Hour or Less Nominated
1957EmmyBest Cinematography for Television Nominated
1957EmmyBest Cinematography for Television Nominated
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