CTVA US Anthology - "General Electric Theater" (Revue/CBS) Season 6 (1957-58)

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Hosted by Ronald Reagan
 Season 6 (CBS) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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######### General Electric Theater ###########
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   CBS Sundays 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern (30 min) (weekly)

6.01 [--] General Electric Theater: THE QUESTIONING NOTE

06Oct57 CBS Sun

adapted from the Philip Freund story

directed by John Brahm

starring

James Mason .......... Wayne Sebastian

Pamela Mason ......... Iris Sebastian

Werner Klemperer ........ Muller

John Wengraf ......... Hans

 

6.02 [--] General Electric Theater: FATHER AND SON NIGHT

13Oct57 CBS Sun

starring

Ronald Reagan .......... George Hogan

Bobby Clark ........ Joey Hogan

Jack Albertson ....... Herb

John Beradino ....... Bootsy

Joanne Davis ...... Alice

Don Durant ....... Mark

Keith Larsen ..... Eddie Seaboard

Howard McNear ........ Wadleigh

Frank Scannell ........ Sullivan

Synopsis:
George Hogan, undefeated middleweight champion of the world, retires from the ring.

But new champion Eddie Seaboard wants him to force him out of retirement and taunts

him in front of his young son. When Hogan refuses to fight, the youngster

loses faith in his father. [RF]

 

6.03 [--] General Electric Theater: THOUSAND DOLLAR GUN

20Oct57 CBS Sun

starring

George Montgomery ...... Buchanan Smith
John Agar .............. Marvin Potter
Jean Allison ........... Ethel Keeley
Joe De Santis .......... Joe Breed
Chuck Connors .......... Long Jack
Lee Van Cleef .......... Rudabaugh
Morris Ankrum .......... Marshal Olds
George Chandler ........ Keeley
Sid Tomack ............. Barber
Synopsis 1:
Gunfighter Buchanan Smith's job is to get rid of a gang of outlaws. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The town of Broken Lance, Kansas, hires gunfighter Buchanan Smith.

 His job is to drive out a ruthless gang of outlaws who have taken over the town.

Smith is faced with an additional problem when Joe Breed, head of the gang,

hires a notorious killer to kill him. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Western Theater 07Aug59.
 

6.04 [--] General Electric Theater: MR. KENSINGTON'S FINEST HOUR

27Oct57 CBS Sun

starring

Charles Laughton ....... Edwin Kensington

Phyllis Avery ....... Carrie Stevens

Richard Eyer ...... Tommy Stevens

David Wayne ....... David Vincent

Donald Wayne ....... Donald Vincent

Juney Ellis ....... Miss Cullen

David Armstrong ....... McGill

Erik Nielsen ....... Knucklehead

Charles Watts ....... Caldwell

 

6.05 [--] General Electric Theater: MISCHIEF AT BANDY LEG

03Nov57 CBS Sun

starring

Gower Champion ...... Thomas Birch

Marge Champion ....... Kathleen Magee

Alan Napier .......... Sean O'Donnell

Rhys Williams ........ Matthew Magee

Emory Parnell ....... Ben Day

 

6.06 [--] General Electric Theater: CORNADA

10Nov57 CBS Sun

starring

Celia Lovsky ........ Senorita Galindo

Tony Curtis ....... Mario Galindo

Simon Scott ........ Sid

Pamela Duncan ....... Blanca

Michael Granger ......... Tito

Alfred Linder ........ Cochi

Billy Miller ......... Roberto

Jorge Trevino ......... Alfredo

Ernest Sarracino .......... Doctor

 

6.07 [--] General Electric Theater: LOVE COMES LATE

17Nov57  CBS Sun

starring

Melvyn Douglas ....... Professor Arthur Barris

Myrna Loy ....... Allie Evans

Darryl Hickman ......... Jack Evans

Synopsis:
Professor Arthur Barris is unsympathetic when Jack Evans, an Army veteran

and a father, falls behind in his grades. Barris refuses to allow for Evans' adjustment

from Army to college life. But Jack's mother, with womanly charm, intervenes. [RF]

*Syndication airing on Comedy Spotlight 01Aug61.

 

6.08 [--] General Electric Theater: THE IRON HORSE

24Nov57  CBS Sun

Directed by John Brahm

starring

Vincent Price ...... Vince Meagher
Sterling Hayden .... Joe Turner
Fay Wray ........... Mrs. Turner
Judson Pratt ....... Fred Stocker
George Keymas ...... Shorty
Sam Buffington ..... Bill Meadows
Walter Baldwin ..... Spivak
Ken Clark .......... Bob Meagher
Tim Graham ......... Knutson
Robert Sherman ..... Oilman
Synopsis:
After killing a man in a drunken brawl, wagonmaker Joe Turner swears that he will

never drink again. Joe and his wife settle in a small town hoping to start a new life.

But the vicious town boss starts a campaign to drive the Turners out of town. [RF]
*Note: Rebroadcast on Spotlight Playhouse 14Jul59.
 

6.09 [--] General Electric Theater: IMP ON A COBWEB LEASH (film)

01Dec57 CBS Sun

starring

Fred Astaire ........ J. Willingham Bardley

Joan Tetzel ....... Martha Bardley

Howard Smith ....... T.J. Wilson

Walter Woolf King ....... Harrison Fitch

Thomas Browne Henry ...... Mr. Coldwell

Anne Hunter ...... Grace Fitch

Margaret Irving ...... Mrs. Wilson

Joyce Meadows ...... Miss Coulter

Rhys Williams ....... O'Hara

Synopsis:

J. Willingham Bardley is a staid and refined businessman with an eye on the presidency

of his firm, until he is shaken by the arrival of a mischievous imp. [RF]

 

6.10 [--] General Electric Theater: EYES OF A STRANGER

08Dec57 CBS Sun

Adapted from the Christopher La Farge story

Directed by Ray Milland

starring

Tallulah Bankhead ....... Katherine Belmond

Richard Denning ...... Dr. Mark Andrews

Dan Tobin ...... Richard Brighton

Gavin Gordon ....... Vance Parrish

Cynthia Leighton ....... Sylvia

Synopsis:
Katherine Belmont, a tyrannical society woman, casually meets Dr. Mark Andrews.

He believes her caustic attitude is caused by a fear that she is losing her sight,

and persuades her to undergo a cornea-transplant operation. [TA] (Hollywood)

 

6.11 [--] General Electric Theater: THE TRAIL TO CHRISTMAS (film)

Revue Productions
15Dec57 CBS Sun
Producer William Frye
Teleplay by Valentine Davies & Frank Burt
Story by Frank Burt
Based on Charles Dickens story, "A Christmas Carol"
Directed by James Stewart
Director of photography William H. Daniels
Editor Michael R. McAdam
Art Director John Meehan
Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

James Stewart ...... Bart

Hope Summers ..... Elizabeth

Richard Eyer .......Johnny Carterville

John McIntire ....... Ebeneezer Scrooge

Sam Edwards ...... Bob Cratchit

Sally Frazier ...... Belle

Dennis Holmes ...... Tiny Tim

Kevin Hagen ....... Ghost

Mary Lawrence ....... Mrs. Cratchit

Will Wright ........ Jake Marley

Russell Simpson
Tom Pittman
Tony Hilder
Ted Mapes
Gregg Barton

Synopsis:
A boy is disillusioned by Christmas and runs away from home. He meets a man who

narrates "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens, but sets the story in the Old West. [RF]

 

6.12 [--] General Electric Theater: THE YOUNG YEARS

22Dec57 CBS Sun

Adapted from the Sholem Asch story

starring

Rod Taylor ...... Sam Tipton

Margaret O'Brien ...... Sarah Trask

Dorothy Stickney ....... Mrs. Trask

Sondra Rodgers ....... Mrs. Jessup

 

6.13 [--] General Electric Theater: KID AT THE STICK (film)

05Jan58 CBS Sun

starring

Tim Hovey ........ Frankie Morgan

Art Linkletter ....... Herb Stillman

David Armstrong ....... Don Pierson

Jack Orrison ....... Swanson

Clarence Straight ........ Turk

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old Frankie Morgan is terrified when his father collapses at the controls of

the private plane he was piloting. Since there is no one else aboard, the little boy

attempts desperately to maneuver the plane. A dispatcher at an airport intercepts

the youngster's distress signal and tries to instruct the boy in landing the aircraft. [RF]

 

6.14 [--] General Electric Theater: LETTERS FROM CAIRO

Revue Productions no. 1196

12Jan58 CBS Sun

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Ann Todd ....... Cynthia Spence

Richard Denning ....... Jim Kendall

Jorja Curtright ....... Elsa Chapin

Patric Knowles ....... George Spence

Linda Watkins ....... Abbie Kendall

Synopsis:

A happily married couple is separated when the husband is called to Cairo on

a business trip. His letters to his wife tell her constantly of his devotion and

she lives for his return. But the man is killed in a plane crash, and the wife,

overcome with grief, turns her affairs over to her attorney. The attorney

learns a startling fact about the husband's letters. [RF]

 

6.15 [--] General Electric Theater: TIME TO GO NOW

Revue Productions no. 1175

19Jan58 CBS Sun

starring

Pat Crowley ........ Diana

Peter Wyngarde ....... Raymond DeTresk

Jeannie Carson .......Lady Beth

Jean Cadell ....... Agnes

John Cairney ........ Jamie

Finlay Currie .......... MacMorriss

Eileen Way ......... Old Maid

 

6.16 [--] General Electric Theater: SILENT AMBUSH (film)

Revue Productions no. 1186

26Jan58 CBS Sun

starring

Alan Ladd ......... Dan Donlan

Elisha Cook Jr. ......... Jed

Phyllis Avery ......... Laura Saunders

Edgar Buchanan ......... Doc

Stacy Harris ......... Nate

Strother Martin ....... Obie

Synopsis:

On the eve of an election, a frontier sheriff discovers that he is losing his hearing.

Hoping that the lawless faction of the town will not learn of his affliction,

 he continues to campaign for office. [RF]

 

6.17 [--] General Electric Theater: ALL I SURVEY (film)

Revue Productions no. 1197

02Feb58 CBS Sun

adapted from the Jerome Weidman story

starring

Lee Marvin ......... Dick Giles

Joanne Dru ......... Alice Giles

Don Taylor ......... Bob Farrell

Synopsis:
A woman is trying to nurse her desperately ill husband back to health, and finds herself

faced with a powerful temptation when an author-friend of theirs comes to visit. Long in

love with her, the author offers her a life of ease and luxury, something she knows

she can never find with her husband. [RF]

 

6.18 [--] General Electric Theater: INCIDENT

Revue Productions no. 1191

09Feb58  CBS Sun

starring

Audie Murphy ....... Tennessee

Darryl Hickman ....... Yank

Jack Richardson ....... Captain

Robert Patten ....... Aide

Russell Thorson ....... General

 

6.19 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST TOWN CAR - Part 1 (film)

Revue Productions no. 1192

16Feb58 CBS Sun

starring

Claudette Colbert  ..... Edith Miller
Kent Smith ............ Jonathan Michael
Phyllis Coates ........ Heather
Philip Tonge .......... Father
Skip Ward ............. Boy
Christine White ....... Lottie
Harry Tyler ........... Driver
D.J. Thompson ......... Secretary
Gene Roth ............. Doorman
Lillian O'Malley ...... Newspaperwoman

Synopsis:

Edith Miller is convinced that she has seen an ancient limousine-taxi and its driver.

She decides to go to a psychiatrist for help when she also becomes convinced that

people of another era are connected with the car. [RF]

 

6.20 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST TOWN CAR - Part 2 (film)

Revue Productions no. 1193

23Feb58 CBS Sun

same as above

Synopsis:
Second and concluding part. In last week's episode Edith Miller sought the

 help of a psychiatrist when she became convinced that she had seen an ancient

 limousine-taxi and its driver. In part two the psychiatrist convinces Edith that she must ride

 in the ancient vehicle. He feels that this is the only way to cure her of her hallucination. [RF]

 

6.21 [--] General Electric Theater: NEW YORK KNIGHT

Revue Productions no. 1189

02Mar58 CBS Sun

Adapted from the R.E. Connell story

starring

Charles Laughton ....... Henry Denry

Nestor Paiva ...... Perino

Gavin Gordon ......... Glynn

Irving Bacon ......... Patch

 

6.22 [--] General Electric Theater: ANGEL IN THE AIR

Revue prod Productions no. 1102A

09Mar58 CBS Sun  (rerun 24Aug58)

starring

Vincent Price  ...... Bauregard Archibald
Janice Rule ........ Lulie Spock
William Phipps ..... Jeffrey
Gina Gillespie ..... Bonnie
Butch Bernard ...... Jay (aka Tommy Nolan)
Synopsis:
A roving peddler becomes stranded in a rural community in the deep South.

 Attempting to make some money, he approaches a shack in the backwoods,

 convinced he can sell something to the tenants. Appalled by the pitiable existence

of the family he meets, he finds himself performing the first unselfish deed of his life. [RF]
 

6.23 [--] General Electric Theater: THE COWARD OF FORT BENNETT

Revue Productions no. 1107A

16Mar58 CBS Sun

starring

Ronald Reagan ...... Captain Jeremy Davis

Neville Brand ...... Lt. Bolton

Jason Robards ...... Colonel Carter

Robert F. Simon ...... Captain Woods

Arthur Space ...... Lt. Nelson

John Dall ....... Lt. Reese

Herbert Anderson ....... Lt. Haggerty

 

6.24 [--] General Electric Theater: STRANGE WITNESS (film)

Revue Productions no. 1164

23Mar58 CBS Sun original airdate

Producer William Frye

Teleplay by Gavin Lambert

Story by John Whiting

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

Joan Crawford ....... Ruth Marshall

John McIntire ....... John Marshall

Tom Tryon ....... David

Sidney Blackmer ....... Chris

Synopsis 1:

Ruth and her lover David are caught having an affair by her husband John.

When John refuses to give Ruth a divorce, David shoots him. Before Ruth and

David can make plans to cover up the murder, John's blind friend Chris shows up. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Returning home from work early on evening, a husband surprises his wife with another man.

The husband demands a divorce and the two men fight. During the struggle the husband

 is killed and the wife and her friend try to establish an alibi. [RF]

 

6.25 [--] General Electric Theater: THE UNFAMILIAR (film)

Revue Productions no. 1103A

30Mar58 CBS Sun

adapted from the R.E. Connell story

starring

Burgess Meredith .......... Velvet Pants

Peggy Ann Garner .......... Janey

Philip Coolidge .......... Ben Crosby

Sylvia Field .......... Hannah

Kevin Hagen ........ Pete

Virginia Stefan ....... Annie

Jody Fair ....... Mary

Robert Stevenson ....... Constable

Sam Edwards ....... Farmhand

Ricky Kelman ....... Johnny

Synopsis:

A man is found clinging to a piece of driftwood off the New England coast.

 He is taken in by a farmer to help with the harvest, but he knows nothing

of farm work and is terrified by the tractor. [RF]

 

6.26 [--] General Electric Theater: NO HIDING PLACE

Revue Productions no. 1108A

06Apr58 CBS Sun

starring

David Opatoshu ........ Moe

Geraldine Page ........ Heddie

Ronald Reagan ......... Vincent Tracy

Pernell Roberts ......... Phil

 

6.27 [--] General Electric Theater: THE COLD TOUCH

Revue-1109A

13Apr58 CBS Sun

starring

Bette Davis  ........ Christine Marlowe

Leif Erickson ........ Man

Forrest Tucker ....... Frank Marlowe

Jonathan Harris ........ Hong Kong Sam

 

6.28 [--] General Electric Theater: GOD IS MY JUDGE (film)

Revue Productions no. 1110A

20Apr58 CBS Sun

starring     

Nina Foch .......... Ellen Townsend

Gary Merrill ......... McMasters

Dean Stockwell ........ Private John Townsend

Russell Collins ........ Fremont

Synopsis:

When her daughter marries and goes to England, a widow decides that the time

has come to set her life straight. She returns to the town where she lived when she was

young and confesses to the murder of her husband, who had died there years before. [RF]

 

6.29 [--] General Electric Theater: STOPOVER (film)

Revue Productions no. 1112A

27Apr58  CBS Sun  (rerun 31Aug58)

starring     

Anne Baxter ....... Stella Rutledge

Beverly Washburn ....... Lily Gaines

Jeanette Nolan ....... Sarah Gaines

Butch Bernard ....... Thad Gaines

Orville Sherman ....... Luther Gaines

Synopsis:
Stella Rutledge, traveling to the new frontier of the West, accepts temporary lodging

with the Gaines family when the stagecoach breaks down. Noting the isolated family's

 hunger for news she entertains the two youngsters with tales about her former home,

a Southern plantation, and discovers the girl plans to run away from home. [RF]

 

6.30 [--] General Electric Theater: AH THERE, BEAU BRUMMEL (film)

Revue Productions no. 1114A

04May58 CBS Sun

starring

Hume Cronyn ....... Benedict Arnold Brummel

Eva Gabor ....... Roselle King

Sally Brophy ....... June Charney

James Coburn ....... Claude Firman

Mabel Albertson ....... Mother

Willard Waterman ........ Mr. Charney

Judy Bamber ........ Office Worker

Darlene Hendricks ........ Office Worker

Synopsis:

Benedict Arnold Brummel admits that he is a humorless stuffed shirt.

But his routine life as a junior executive is suddenly changed one morning

when it is announced in a New York gossip column that he is romancing

the glamorous movie star Roselle King. [RF]

 

6.31 [--] General Electric Theater: BOLD LOSER

Revue Productions no. 1111A

11May58 CBS Sun  

starring

Guy Madison ....... Adam Tenney

Diane Brewster ........ Amanda Jones

Barney Phillips ......... McAllister

Ainslie Pryor ......... Harvey Bates

Rhys Williams ......... Bishop Tenney

Synopsis:
Adam Tenney is on the road to Virginia to deliver a wagonload of flour when

 he loses his town's income from the flour in a poker game. [RF]

 

6.32 [--] General Electric Theater: THE YOUNG AND SCARED

18May58 CBS Sun

starring

James McArthur .......... Johnny Dundeen

Jack Klugman ......... Murphy

Carol Lynley ........ Mary Elizabeth Asher

Synopsis:

The story of a young sailor  who sees a pretty teenager  struck by an older man in

a railroad station. He restrains the man and the girl flees. Later he overtakes the girl and

learns that the man is her foster father and she has run away because of his cruelty to her. [TA]

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