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Hosted by Ronald Reagan
 Season 7 (CBS) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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  CBS Sundays 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern (30 min) (weekly)

7.01 [--] General Electric Theater: BLAZE OF GLORY

Revue Productions no. 1117A

21Sep58 CBS Sun

starring      

Lou Costello  .......... Neal Andrews

Joseph Corey .......... Joe Kendorf

Joyce Jameson  .......... Gladys Arnold

Jonathan Harris .......... Favier  

Herman Rudin .......... Nick Geller   

Phil Arnold .......... Adams

Lurene Tuttle .......... Ginny Andrews

Olan Soule .......... Desk Clerk

Synopsis:
A meek plumber named Neal Andrews encounters some unusual developments

when he receives an emergency call late one night. First he is instructed to wear a

suit instead of his work clothes. The he is greeted by a pair of suspicious looking men

who put his plumbing tools in a suitcase and insist that he register at their hotel. [JB]
 

7.02 [--] General Electric Theater: ONE IS A WANDERER

Revue Productions no. 1199

28Sep58

Written by Samuel Taylor (Emmy nomination)

starring

Fred MacMurray ..... Harry Wingate
Jeanne Shelley ..... Florence
Eve McVeagh ........ Woman
George Keymas ...... Cab Driver
James Westerfield .. Bartender
David Hoffman ...... Desk Clerk

 

7.03 [--] General Electric Theater: AUF WIEDERSEHEN

Revue Productions no. 1130A

05Oct58

Producer Harry Tugend
Teleplay by Valentine Davies & Kurt Vonnegut
Story by Kurt Vonegut
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Michael R. McAdam
Art Director John Meehan

starring

Sammy Davis Jr.  .... Private Spider Johnson
Isaac Jones ........ Sergeant Ben Wheatley
Steve Perry ........ Joe Louis
Kaaren Verne ....... Frau Schuman
Morris Erby
Jeanne Bates
Charles Swain
Nick Stewart
Clyde Ventura
Gisele Verlaine
William Yetter
 

7.04 [--] General Electric Theater: THE CASTAWAY

Revue Productions no. 1127A

12Oct58

Based on a story from Guy de Maupassant

starring

Ronald Reagan

 

7.05 [--] General Electric Theater: THE WORLD'S GREATEST QUARTERBACK

19Oct58

starring

Ernie Kovacs .......... Sam Lund

Roger Til .......... Henry Arnaud

Audrey Totter .......... Mary Lund

Suzanne Pleshette

Ronnie Burns

Synopsis:

Sam is thought of as the local hero. Mary left him when his football career hit

the skids and his drinking became too much. He disappeared from town. He's really

selling cars in LA, but he acts as if he's doing great, with all sorts of offers. He's been

reluctant to come back, because since Mary inherited a bank, he doesn't think she'll

want to see him again. He comes back because they purchased this rare Picasso

for a song on their honeymoon and he needs cash. [JB]

 

7.06 [--] General Electric Theater: AT MISS MINNER'S

Revue Productions no. 1125A

26Oct58

Directed by John Newland

starring

Joan Fontaine ........ Laurel Chapman

John Newland .......... Chris Chapman

Isobel Elsom .......... Miss Minner

 

7.07 [--] General Electric Theater: BATTLE FOR A SOUL

Revue Productions no. 1119A

02Nov58

Written by John McGreevey

Directed by Ray Milland

Director of photography Lionel Lindon

Music Elmer Bernstein

starring

Ray Milland .......... Caradoc Williams

Harry Townes .......... Father Moore

Lisa Daniels .......... Judith Holt

Alan Marshal

Philip Tonge

Gavin Muir

A.E. Gould-Porter

George Pelling

Nestor Paiva

Marjorie Bennett

Synopsis:
Caradoc Williams is serving a jail term for a jewel theft. But Williams insists that he is

innocent and was framed by his former fiancee and a man he worked with.

Embittered by his imprisonment, Williams spends all his waking moments plotting revenge. [TA]

* Note: Syndication airing on "Producer's Choice" 09Jun60.

 

7.08 [--] General Electric Theater: A QUESTION OF ROMANCE

Revue Productions no. 1120A

09Nov58

starring 

Betsy Drake ....... Ellie

John Kerr ....... Freddie

Hermen Reese ....... Himself

George Fenneman ....... Quizmaster

 

7.09 [--] General Electric Theater: THE FALLING ANGEL

Revue Productions no. 1116A

16Nov58

Producer William Frye
Teleplay by Francis Cockrell
From a story by Evan Hunter
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Edie Adams ....... Sue Ellen
Louis Jordan ..... Angeli
Paul Dubov ....... Edward
Alan Hale Jr. .... Anthony Mullins
Anthony George ... Famings
Jeff DeBenning ... Hans
Buddy Lewis ...... Clown

Synopsis:
The small one-ring circus run by Anthony Mullins begins to prosper when Angeli,

a handsome trapeze artist, joins the troupe. But Mullins realizes that this lovely fiancee,

Sue Ellen, has become fascinated by the handsome Angeli. [RF]
 

7.10 [--] General Electric Theater: A TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT

Revue Productions no. 1139A

23Nov58

starring

Ward Bond

Nancy Davis

Ronald Reagan

 

7.11 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST RODEO

Revue Productions no. 1124A

07Dec58

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

Nancy Olson  ........ Judith Gay
Robert Horton ...... Jim Cherburg
Stacy Harris ....... Buck
Claude Akins ....... Dave

 

7.12 [--] General Electric Theater: THE GIRL WITH FLAXEN HAIR

Revue Productions no. 1129A

14Dec58

Adapted from the Manuel Komroff story

starring

Gena Rowlands  ...... Dorothy Dickenson
Ray Bolger ......... Alfred Boggs
Irving Bacon ....... Mr. Holbrook
Hal K. Dawson ...... George
Nolan Leary ........ Coachman

 

[--] General Electric Theater: no details

21Dec58

 

7.13 [--] General Electric Theater: THE ODD BALL

Revue Productions no. 1133A

28Dec58

starring

Leon Ames ........ Dr. Butolph

Art Linkletter ........ Bert Holman

Cindy Robbins ........ Dawn Holman

Carleton Carpenter ....... Volus Butolph

 

7.14 [--] General Electric Theater: AND ONE WAS LOYAL

Revue Productions no. 1141A

04Jan59

starring

Joan Crawford ........ Ann Howard

Tom Helmore ........ George Manson

Robert Douglas ........ Roger Howard

 

7.15 [--] General Electric Theater: MAN ON A BICYCLE

Revue Productions no. 1126A

11Jan59

Producer William Frye
Teleplay by Jameson Brewer
From a story by Victor Canning
Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

Fred Astaire .......... Paul Ashcroft

Roxanne Berard .......... Elise

Stanley Adams .......... Felix

Ann Codee .......... Mrs. Fouret

Linda Watkins..........  Mrs. Sturgess

David Hoffman .......... Pawnbroker

Jan Arvan
Gloria Moreland
Albert D'Arno

Synopsis:

Paul Ashcroft a suave ne'er-do-well, is traveling through the French Riviera equipped

with a bicycle and a kit for disguises. He gains entrance to a vacant mansion and

passing himself off as one M. Durobat, proceeds to work his charm

on local gambling devotees. [RF]

 

7.16 [--] General Electric Theater: THE STONE

Revue Productions no. 1126A

18Jan59

adapted from the Liam O'Flaherty story

starring

John Baragrey ......... King Saul

Tony Curtis .......... David

Rita Moreno ............ Princess Michal

Charles Aidman .......... Samma

Kem Dibbs .......... Eliah

 

7.17 [--] General Electric Theater: BILL BAILEY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME?

Revue Productions no. 1140A

25Jan59

starring

Ed Sullivan .......... Himself

Patricia Barry ......... Sara Wilson

Dan Dailey .......... Bill Bailey

Ross Martin .......... Al

Frank Gorshin .......... Dick

Rod McKuen ........... Hal

Richard Rust .......... Kenny

 

7.18 [--] General Electric Theater: NO MAN CAN TAME ME

Revue Productions no. 1135A

01Feb59

Music & lyrics by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

starring

Gisele MacKenzie  .... Matilda Haley
John Raitt .......... Charlie
Eddie Foy Jr. ....... Silas Haley
Hope Summers ........ Mrs. Wagner
Maurice Kelly ....... Pete
Sondra Rodgers ...... Bess Haley
Casey Adams ......... Will Henderson
Glenn Strange ....... Red Herring
Joan Sudlow ......... Mrs. Benton
Brad Thomas ......... Dick

Synopsis:

In this musical comedy set in the 1870s, Silas Haley wants his daughter to

 marry a city slicker. Matilda, however, has her eyes on a good looking trapper.

*Note: A musical comedy. [RF]

 

7.19 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST LESSON

Revue Productions no. 1130A

08Feb59

Based on the Alphonse Daudet story

starring

Charles Laughton ........... M. Hamel

Patricia Medina ........... Marie-Claire

Barry Gordon ........... Etienne

Eric Feldary ......... Captain

 

7.20 [--] General Electric Theater: I WAS A BLOODHOUND

Revue Productions no. 1131A

15Feb59

starring  

Ernie Kovacs .......... Barney Colby

Shirley Mitchell .......... Jennie

Lawrence Dobkin  ..........Singh

Bart Bradley .......... Prince

Michael Garrett .......... Charlie

Joseph Mell .......... Joe

Yvonne White .......... Mrs. Colby

Robert Nash .......... Winters

Synopsis:

A ransom is demanded for a baby elephant missing from a hotel room. [RF]

 

7.21 [--] General Electric Theater: THE FAMILY MAN
Revue Productions no. 1123A
22Feb59 CBS Sun
Produced by William Frye
Teleplay by David Swift  / From a story by Charles A. Stearns
Directed by David Swift
starring
Dean Stockwell ..... Clete Weber
Albert Salmi ....... Billy Ashbold
Lon Chaney Jr. ..... Buckwell
Olive Sturgess ..... Effie
Edgar Dearing ...... Hurley
Phil Chambers ...... Doc
Lester Dorr ........ Drummer
William Challee .... Lafe
Nolan Leary ........ Saloon Owner
Bud Osborn ......... Henry
Adeline de Walt Reynolds ... Old Indian Squaw (she was 95 at the time)
Synopsis:
Clete Weber, a young lawman for the railroad is married to Effie, the spoiled daughter of railroad
Superintendent Bucknell, who does not particularly like his son-in-law, Clete's troubles are further
complicated by his association with a childhood chum, Billy, who constantly refers disparagingly to
Clete's marriage. When Billy draws four months pay to go to San Francisco, he gives the money to Clete
to keep for him. Effie finds the money and spends it without telling her husband, causing Billy, in a
fit of anger, to rob the Express office. [RF]

7.22 [--] General Electric Theater: DEED OF MERCY

Revue Productions no. 1134A

01Mar59 (rerun 12Jul59)

Producer William Frye

Teleplay by John McGreevey

From a story by Philip MacDonald

Based on the Edward John, Morton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany story

Directed by James Neilson

Director of photography John L. Russell

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Ronald Reagan ........ Mike Hackett

Carol Lynley ........Barbara Clark

Agnes Moorehead .........Ana Konrad Bethlen

Carl Esmond ........ Nikolas Bethelen

Cecil Smith

John Beradino

Jeanne Bates

Mike Ragan

Synopsis:

Setting out on his vacation, newspaper reporter Mike Hackett comes across an auto accident.

 The injured driver of the car is a well-known Hungarian scientist. His unharmed passenger,

 a young lady hitchhiker, blames the accident on the scientist. [RF]

 

7.23 [--] General Electric Theater: THE INCREDIBLE JEWEL ROBBERY

Revue Productions no. 1144A

08Mar59

Directed by Mitchell Leisen

starring

Harpo Marx ........ Nick

Chico Marx ....... Harry

Groucho Marx .......... Suspect in Police Lineup

Benny Rubin ........ Jewelry Store Manager

Joy Rogers ........ Woman

*Note:  The last appearance together of the three brothers on TV.

CBS explained it: "If you watch the show you'll see a familiar face equipped with

mustache and leer. Because of his contract terms, his name can't be mentioned,

 but he is not Jerry Colonna."

 

7.24 [--] General Electric Theater: TRAIN FOR TECUMSEH

Revue Productions no. 1137A

15Mar59

starring

John Cassavetes ...... Johnny

Pauline Myers .......... Jessica

Janice Rule ......... Sarina

Hope Summers ......... Aunt

 

7.25 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LADY'S CHOICE

Revue Productions no. 1115A

22Mar59

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Joan Caulfield ........ Elizabeth

Don DeFore ....... George

William Bishop ...... Williams

Synopsis:
It is the year 1880, and Elizabeth a lovely miss from the East, is preparing to

journey West to marry her fiance. Elizabeth's mother cautions her about the

Wild West, but the young girl assures her that the pioneer country has been tamed. [RF]

 

7.26 [--] General Electric Theater: BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS

Revue Productions no. 1146A

29Mar59

starring  

Joe Maross ........ Ben Marsh

Nico Minardos .......... Padre Rubio       

Danny Zaldivar ........... Chico

Laurindo Almeida .......... Guitarist

 

7.27 [--] General Electric Theater: THE FLYING WIFE

Revue Productions no. 1136A

05Apr59

starring

Janet Gaynor ......... Martha Allen

Bill Williams ......... Stewart Davidson

Jenny Maxwell ........ Janice Allen

Douglas Kennedy ....... Sam Allen

Synopsis:
Martha Allen's husband and teenage offspring seem to be taking her for granted.

To win recognition, she decides to learn how to fly an airplane. [RF]

 

7.28 [--] General Electric Theater: CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

Revue Productions no. 1101A

12Apr59

Adapted by George Bernard Shaw

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Piper Laurie ....... Cleopatra

Maurice Evans ........ Caesar

Belle Mitchell ....... Ftatateeta

Synopsis:

While the Roman legions of conqueror Julius Caesar prepare to enter the Egyptian

kingdom of Cleopatra, the terrified young queen is fleeing from the Roman barbarians

she has heard about. [RF]

*Note this is the first act of George Bernard Shaw's play.

 

7.29 [--] General Electric Theater: ROBBIE AND HIS MARY

Revue-1118A

19Apr59

starring

Dan O'Herlihy ........ Robert Burns

Pippa Scott .......... Mary

 

[--] General Electric Theater: no details

26Apr59

 

7.30 [--] General Electric Theater: NORA

Revue Productions no. 1143A

03May59 (rerun 26Jul59)

Written by George Bellak

Based on Henry Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Vera Miles .......... Nora Douglas
Leslie Nielsen ...... Judge Wayne Douglas
Phyllis Thaxter ..... Marie
Patric Knowles ...... Manson
Philip Abbott ....... Neil Watson
Stephen Chase ....... Senator
Synopsis:
District Judge Wayne Douglas has plotted an unswerving course in his drive to win

 the post of district attorney. Nora, his wife, finds that she is unable to share his attitude. [RF]
 

7.31 [--] General Electric Theater: NOBODY'S CHILD

10May59

starring

Diane Brewster ........... Maggie Harris

Ronald Reagan .......... Paul Varden

Evelyn Rudie .......... Lana Krosky

Jean Carson ........... Doris Krosky

Sheilah Graham ......... Aunt Cecilia

 

7.32 [--] General Electric Theater: THE INDIAN GIVER

Revue Productions no. 1121A

17May59

starring

Boris Karloff .......... Henry Church

Carmen Matthews ......... Amy Church

Jackie Coogan ............ Marshal Stubb Snider

Edgar Buchanan .......... Timothy Dwight

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