CTVA US Anthology - "General Electric Theater" (Revue/CBS) Season 2 (1953-54)

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 Season 2 (CBS) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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   CBS Sundays 9:00-9:30pm EST (30 min.)
Sharing this timeslot with
The Fred Waring Show

 

2.01 [07] General Electric Theater: BILSHAN AND THE THIEF
12Jul53 CBS Sun
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Aurello Galli
Harry Landers
Robert Bray
Helen Brown
William Tannen
Phil Chambers
Synopsis:
How a young refugee learns about American patriotism from a bandit. [RF]

2.02 [08] General Electric Theater: THIRTEEN O'CLOCK
19Jul53 CBS Sun
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Eduard Franz
John Qualen
Lurene Tuttle
Richard Hale
Sean McClory
Kurt Katch
Synopsis:
Story of a Dutch clockmaker whose nagging wife drives him to dream up tall tales about wealth and escape. [RF]

2.03 [09] General Electric Theater: HIRED MOTHER
26Jul53 CBS Sun
starring
MacDonald Carey
Laraine Day
Synopsis:
The story of a child who hopes to find a new mother through an employment agency. [RF]

2.04 [10] General Electric Theater: THE WINE OF ST. ALBAN'S
02Aug53 CBS Sun
starring
Dan O'Herlihy ............ Dr. Paul Crowley
Louis Jean Heydt
Amanda Blake
Tudor Owen
Kurt Katch
Synopsis:
A drug so powerful is developed by a scientist can be bring peace or destroy the world. [RF]

2.05 [11] General Electric Theater: BEST SELLER
09Aug53 CBS Sun
starring
Cedric Hardwicke
Diana Lynn
Synopsis:
An English author is sent to the country by his publisher for a personal rest and stumbles upon more than
he bargained for. [RF]

2.06 [12] General Electric Theater: TEST OF LOVE
16Aug53 CBS Sun
hosted by Edward Arnold
starring
Noel Drayton
Queenie Leonard
Sean McClory
Rhys Williams
Synopsis:
A rejected boyfriend is 'all wet' in his plan to regain the attention of his lady love. The event had been
engineered by a smooth-talking so-called pal. [RF]

2.07 [13] General Electric Theater: CAT WITH THE CRIMSON EYES
(DuPont Theatre Episode ?)
30Aug53 CBS Sun
Producers Gil Ralston & Arthur Ripley
Written by Bernard Schenfeld
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Rita Moreno
Pilar Arcos
Edward Arnold
Jan Arvan
Eugene Iglesias
Edward Coleman
Claudia Barrett
Richard Benedict
Charles McGraw
Synopsis 1:
A Mexican family one brother is murdered and the gems from his house are stolen. His brother comes to
investigate the murder and theft. He gets to the most influential woman and there he finds the answer.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
The jeweled eyes of a stone a cat leads to mystery, suspense and drama in Mexico.

2.08 [14] General Electric Theater: TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR
06Sep53 CBS Sun
starring
Marilyn Maxwell
James Dobson
Mabel Albertson
James Marston
Saul Gorss
Olan Soule
Betty Bassett
Synopsis:
A film actress needs a glamourous personal life to go along with her stardom. She leaves it to a press agent
to invent one for her.[RF]

2.09 [15] General Electric Theater: WINNERS NEVER LOSE
13Sep53 CBS Sun
(rerun from 15Mar53) ????
starring
Pat O'Brien ..... Major Irish
Ruth Hussey
Ward Bond
Elena Verdugo
Wallace Ford
John Gallaudet
Murray Alper
Frankie Darro
Frank Jenks
Joe Hernandez
Synopsis:
A hospitalized gambler "Major Irish", is returned to normalcy through a psycho-therapeutic approach to his
case by a nursing sister. The results are perfect but the doctor in charge objects strenuously to the whole
affair when he learns the source of the income benefiting the hospital with much-needed equipment.[RF]

2.10 [16] General Electric Theater: MY WIFE, POOR WRETCH
20Sep53 CBS Sun
starring
Frances Gifford .... Evelyn Crewes
Allyn Joslyn ....... Charles Crewes
James Flavin
Dayton Lummis
Synopsis:A man has constant trouble when his wife wants a new car and then a new house. [RF]
 

6.01 [166] The Fred Waring Show:
27Sep1953 CBS Sun [Premiere]

 

6.02 [167] The Fred Waring Show:
04Oct1953 CBS Sun

 

6.03 [168] The Fred Waring Show:
11Oct1953 CBS Sun


2.11 [17] General Electric Theater: CONFESSION
18Oct53 CBS Sun
Adapted from the Edith Wharton Story
starring
Robert Newton
Mark Stevens
Frances Rafferty
Synopsis:
Story of a recovering man in a mental hospital realizes he witnessed a murder in London.[RF]

2.12 [18] General Electric Theater: WOMANS' WORLD
25Oct53 CBS Sun
starring
Peter Lawford ......... John
Virginia Bruce ........ Adele
Otto Kruger ........... Charles
Marilyn Erskine ....... Sally
Richard Powers ........ Slocum
Ann Rutherford ........ Joan
Synopsis:
The story of a young wife who decides to help her husband better his career and so she invites his boss
to dinner. [RF]
 

6.04 [169] The Fred Waring Show:
01Nov1953 CBS Sun
 

6.05 [170] The Fred Waring Show:
08Nov1953 CBS Sun


2.13 [19] General Electric Theater: THE HUNTED
15Nov53 CBS Sun
starring
Skip Homeier
Preston Foster
Evelyn Ankers
Larry Blake
Synopsis:
Story about a young man acquitted of complicity in the death of a police lieutenant's wife. [RF]

2.14 [20] General Electric Theater: ATOMIC LOVE
22Nov53 CBS Sun
starring
Dennis Morgan ...... Roger Duane
Marjorie Rambeau ... Aunt Sophronie
Joyce Holden ....... Alison
John Hubbard
Ruth Lee
Gloria Winters
Dani Sue Nolan
Synopsis:
A comedy about a romance writer who doesn't believe in the love stories. [RF]

2.15 [21] General Electric Theater: THE MARRIAGE FIX
29Nov53
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Jack Carson ........... Joe Bushwick
Joan Shawlee .......... Angie McGonigle
Marvin Kaplan ......... Marvin
Elizabeth Patterson ... Madame Elaine
Joseph Turkel
Harvey Grant
Richard Reeves
Harrison Lewis
Joey Larson
Synopsis:
Angie is out to put the marraige halter on boyfriend Joe, but Joe has dreams of adventure. [RF]

2.16 [22] General Electric Theater: THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (filmed)
06Dec53 CBS Sun
Directed by Stuart Reynolds
starring
Richard Conte
Martha Vickers
Otto Waldis
Katherine Warren
Charles Victor
Ivan Triesault
Synopsis:
An artist's relationship with his model from differing, sometimes disturbing psychological perspectives.

 

6.06 [171] The Fred Waring Show:
13Dec1953 CBS Sun
 
6.07 [172] The Fred Waring Show:
20Dec1953 CBS Sun

 

[--] General Electric Theater: no details  ???

27Dec53

 

[--] General Electric Theater: preempted for Bing Crosby Show Special #1

03Jan54 CBS Sun

 

6.08 [173] The Fred Waring Show:
10Jan1954 CBS Sun
 
6.09 [174] The Fred Waring Show:
17Jan1954 CBS Sun


2.17 [23] General Electric Theater: WALKING JOHN STOPPED HERE
24Jan54 CBS Sun
starring
Edward Arnold ......... John Prescott
Vera Miles ............ Terry
Veda Ann Borg ......... Ruby Harlan
Peter Hanson .......... Peter Forbes
Emmett Vogan .......... Dr. Sloane
Synopsis:
A Wall Street maverick is sent south for health reasons and encounters a man who is his exact double. [RF]

6.10 [175] The Fred Waring Show:
31Jan1954 CBS Sun

6.11 [176] The Fred Waring Show:
07Feb1954 CBS Sun


2.18 [24] General Electric Theater: FOGGY NIGHT
14Feb54 CBS Sun
starring
Claire Trevor ......... Cora Leslie
Willis Bouchey ........ Sergeant Barth
Thomas Browne Henry ... Gresham
Lawrence Ryle ......... Whitaker
Synopsis:
A woman's curiosity uncovers a neatly executed murder. [RF]

2.19 [25] General Electric Theater: HERE COMES CALVIN
21Feb54 CBS Sun
Written by Mark Lachman & Charles Stewart
Directed by William Asher
starring
Jack Carson
Mabel Albertson
Bob Carson
Phyllis Coates
Gabriel Curtiz
Allen Jenkins
Moroni Olsen
Herb Vigran
Synopsis 1:
A member of a comedy vaudeville team invests in the stock market. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An unemployed comedian meets a stranger who owes him a debt. [RF]

6.12 [177] The Fred Waring Show:
28Feb1954 CBS Sun
 
6.13 [178] The Fred Waring Show:
07Mar1954 CBS Sun

2.20 [26] General Electric Theater: ANOTHER SUNLIGHT
(aka The Other Sunlight)
14Mar54 CBS Sun
starring
David Brian ........... David
Marjorie Lord ......... Millie
Martha Vickers ........ Helen
Sheila James
Synopsis:
A child's face helps to restore a disabled vet's self-confidence. [RF]

 

6.14 [179] The Fred Waring Show:
21Mar1954 CBS Sun
 

[--] The Fred Waring Show:
28Mar1954 CBS Sun
pre-empted for General Foods Anniversary Show
28Mar54 CBS Sun
Selections from:
Rodgers and Hammerstein's productions "South Pacific" with Mary martin, Ezio Pinza;
"Oklahoma" with Gordon MacRae, Florence Henderson;
"Me and Juliet" with Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney;
"The King and I" with Yul Brynner, Patricia Morison;
"Carousel" with John Raitt, Jan Clayton;
"Allegro" with Bill Hayes, Janet Gaylord.
Plus Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. [RF]


2.21 [27] General Electric Theater: PARDON MY AUNT
04Apr54 CBS Sun
Producer Joseph Sistrom
Written by Robert Riley Crutcher
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of photography Stuart Thompson
starring
Richard Carlson ....... Archie Hawkins
Zasu Pitts ............ Aunt Laura
Claudia Barrett ....... Elaine Parker
Bill Phillips ......... George Hanson
Charles Cane
James Flavin
Jack Lomas
Merrily Gay Reynolds
Synopsis:
A man thinks his nutty aunt has killed someone. [RF]

6.15 [180] The Fred Waring Show:
11Apr1954 CBS Sun
 
6.16 [181] The Fred Waring Show:
18Apr1954 CBS Sun
 

[--] The Fred Waring Show:
25Apr1954 CBS Sun
pre-empted for The Bing Crosby Show Special #2


2.22 [28] General Electric Theater: TO LIFT A FEATHER
02May54 CBS Sun
starring
Ruth Hussey ........... Emma
William Lundigan ...... Charlie
Skelton Knaggs ........ Man on Crutches
Tor Johnson ........... Bald-headed Man
Jonathan Hale

6.17 [182] The Fred Waring Show:
09May1954 CBS Sun


2.23 [29] General Electric Theater: WILD LUKE'S BOY
16May54 CBS Sun
Written by Nathaniel Curtis
Directed by Al Green
starring
Alan Young ............ Alan Parker
Veda Ann Borg ......... Lilli Trent
Mary Young ............ Aunt Molly
Lee Aaker ............. Tim Kelly
Nancy Hale ............ Silvia
Stanley Andrews ....... Judge Mathews
Claude Akins .......... Steve Crawford
Robert Lowery ......... Chris
Steve Conte ........... the Bandit
Duane Thorsen
Lou Nova
Alan Bridge
Charles Horvath
Synopsis:
A timid young man is forced to follow his father's footsteps as the "shootin' sheriff".[RF]

2.24 [30] General Electric Theater: EXIT FOR MARGO
23May54 CBS Sun
starring
June Havoc ............ Margo
Nancy Gates ........... Janice Kent
Victor Jory ........... Andrew Perry
Tom Powers ............ Stark
Synopsis:
Story of a widowed actress who formerly teamed with her husband
in all her performances. Finding it hard to get a solo acting job,
she becomes a cosmetic saleswoman and tries to succeed at that. [RF]
 

6.18 [183] The Fred Waring Show: (final primetime show)
30May1954 CBS Sun
 


2.25 [31] General Electric Theater: YOU ARE YOUNG ONLY ONCE
06Jun54 CBS Sun
Directed by Frank Wisbar
starring
Joan Bennett .......... Bettina Blane
John Beal ............. John Desmond
Melinda Markey ........ Alison Blane (Joan Bennett's real life daughter)
Tom Irish ............. Tommy
Synopsis:
A mother loses her husband and her sons and withdraws into herself, even shutting out her daughter. [RF]

2.26 [32] General Electric Theater: THE CRIME OF DAPHNE RUTLEDGE
13Jun54 CBS Sun
Written by Herbert Little Jr. & David Victor
Story by Adele Rogers St. John
Directed by Frank Wisbar
starring
Angela Lansbury ....... Daphne Rutledge
Frieda Inescort ....... Marian Rutledge
Hugh Marlowe .......... Fred Rutledge
John Litel ............ Phillip
Gloria Talbott
John Close
John Eldredge
Charles Meredith
Michael Monroe
Emory Parnell
Synopsis:
A mother's fanatical attachment to her grown son causes a rift in his marriage, forcing his wife to take
desperate measures to gain the approval of her husband and herself.[RF]

2.27 [33] General Electric Theater: DESERT CROSSING
20Jun54 CBS Sun
starring
Miriam Hopkins
James Dunn
Synopsis:
The story of a Hollywood couple on their way to Nevada for a divorce. [RF]

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