CTVA US Anthology - "General Electric Theater" (Revue/CBS) Season 8 (1959-60)

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Hosted by Ronald Reagan
 Season 8 (CBS) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
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######### General Electric Theater ###########
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  CBS Sundays 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern (30 min) (weekly)

8.01 [--] General Electric Theater: MIRACLE AT THE OPERA

Revue Productions no. TP13107

20Sep59

Producer Harry Tugend
Teleplay by Frank Gabrielson
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Director of photography Lionel Lindon

starring 

Ed Wynn .......... Professor Franz

Sig Ruman ........ Dr. Hagendorff

Maggie Pierce ......... Catherine

Paul Frees
Barbara Morrison
Fortunio Bonanova
Cyril Delevanti
Fritz Feld
Jack Rice
Robert Nash [RF]

 

8.02 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST REUNION

Revue Productions no. TP13102

27Sep59

directed by John Brahm

starring    

Lee Marvin ........... Joe Kittridge

Kevin Hagen ......... Harry Pell

Patricia Donahue .......... Lorry Connors

Simon Scott ......... Paul Stylos

 

8.03 [--] General Electric Theater: HITLER'S SECRET

04Oct59

starring

Raymond Massey ............. Paul von Hindenburg

Everett Sloane .......... Oskar von Hindenburg

Robert Coogan ........... Adolf Hitler

Whit Bissell ......... Joseph Goebbels

Dick Joy .......... Narrator

 

8.04 [--] General Electric Theater: NIGHT CLUB

Revue-13109

11Oct59

adapted from the Katharine Brush story

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Amanda Blake ......... Rita

Barbara Hale ........ Lorraine

June Lockhart ........ Vera

Glenda Farrell ........ Mrs. Brady

Rosemary De Camp ........ Maxine

Bea Benaderet ........ Marie

Lori Nelson ....... Sylvia

Judi Meredith ....... Babe

Hope Emerson ...... Ada

Synopsis:

A flock of TV actresses have roles in "Night Club". Mrs. Brady, powder room

attendant in a large night club, has become a cynic. This is the result of years

of watching and listening to the female patrons of the club. [RF]

 

8.05 [--] General Electric Theater: THE TALLEST MARINE

Revue-13101

18Oct59

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Red Buttons ....... Lt. George Poole

John Lupton ........ Platoon Sergeant Grady

Reed Morgan ......... Corporal Hoop Keeler

George Robotham ........ Bray

Ken Mayer ....... Corp Roper

Herbert Rudley ....... Captain Donovan

Synopsis:
In Korea, a Marine lieutenant is unpopular because he insists on adhering to

the book even in the most crucial combat situations. [RF]

 

8.06 [--] General Electric Theater: THE DAY OF THE HANGING

Revue-13103

25Oct59

starring

Tom Ewell .......... John Emmett Owens

Joan Leslie .......... Sarah Owens

Noah Beery Jr. ......... Cotton Follard

 

8.07 [--] General Electric Theater: DISASTER

01Nov59

written by David Shaw
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Tab Hunter ......... Daniel
Jo Van Fleet ....... Winoah Kelsey
Synopsis:
Miss Winoah Kelsey lives alone in her large Southern mansion. One night

during a violent flood, a young man enters a second-story window of her home.

He kills her dog and threatens her. [RF]
 

8.08 [--] General Electric Theater: SIGNS OF LOVE 

Revue-13112

08Nov59

starring

Ronald Reagan ...... Horton David
Pat Caroll ......... Frances Dowd
Paula Raymond ...... Netta Jarvais
Howard McNear ...... Clarence Dinwoodie
Frances Robinson ... Lucia Dinwoodie
Francis X. Bushman.. Philip Vandernoot
Bess Flowers ....... Mrs. Vandernoot
George N. Neise .... Stephen Jackson
James Logan ........ Wilkes
Synopsis:
A man is considering running for national office and to clinch the deal his wife

throws a party with a powerful Washington lawmaker in attendance. [RF]

 

8.09 [--] General Electric Theater: SURVIVAL

Revue-13113

15Nov59

adapted from the Paul Horgan story

starring

Jose Ferrer ............. Joe Garvey

Martin Landau ......... Apache Indian

 

8.10 [--] General Electric Theater: THE LAST DANCE

22Nov59

starring

Mary Astor ........... Bea Hicks

Malcolm Atterbury .......... Joe Hicks

Carol Lynley ......... Phyllis

Clint Kimbrough ......... Gene

 

8.11 [--] General Electric Theater: PLATINUM ON THE ROCKS

Revue Productions no. 13115

29Nov59

Directed By Sidney Landfield [SC]
Teleplay By Laurence Marks & Milton Pascal
Story By Donn Baylor

starring

George Burns ......... Eddie Martin

Eleanor Audley ............. Alice Martin

Fred Beir ........ Henry Martin

Kaye Elhardt .......... Lenore Martin

Betsy Jones-Moreland ....... Rita

Charles Tannen ........ Maurice

Milton Frome ........... Dr. Holcomb

Jonathan Hole ....... Durrell

Joanne Lee .......... Miss Torrance

Frank Wilcox .......... Bill

 

8.12 [--] General Electric Theater: ABSALOM, MY SON 

Revue Productions no. 13108
06Dec59
Producer Harry Tugend
Script by Cyril Hume
From the play by Theodore Simonson
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
starring
Burl Ives .......... King David
John Gabriel ....... Absalom
Patricia Medina .... Bathsheba
John Abbott ........ Nathan
Ted De Corsia
Edgar Barrier
Jack Lambert
Ricky Doran
Dorothy Neumann
John Hawker
Gilbert Frye
*Taken from: Biblical verse 2 Samuel 18:33 [RF]
 

8.13 [--] General Electric Theater: THE HOUSE OF TRUTH

Revue-13114

13Dec59

starring

Philip Ahn ........ Rahm Sing

Phyllis Thaxter ........ Emily Skinner

Ronald Reagan ........ Eaton

Alice Backes ........ Ann Linihan

Dick Kay Hong ........ Jimmy

Synopsis:
The United States information officer in a small village in Southeast Asia has

little faith in the fight against communism. His attitude provokes a conflict with

Emily Skinner, the dedicated librarian. [RF]

 

8.14 [--] General Electric Theater: MR. O'MALLEY

20Dec59

Based on Crockett Johnson's comic strip "Barnaby"
starring
Bert Lahr ......... Mr. O'Malley
Mel Blanc ......... Leprechaun (voice)
Ronny Howard ...... Barnaby Baxter (now director Ron Howard)
Don Beddoe ........ Dr. Harvey
Debbie Megowan .... Janie
William Redfield .. Mr. Baxter
Synopsis:
Six-year-old Barnaby Baxter longs to go hunting with his father. He wishes on a star for

a fairy godmother who can make his dream come true and is answered by a

cigar-smoking, pink-winged fairy godfather named O'Malley. [RF]
 

8.15 [--] General Electric Theater: SILHOUETTE  

Revue-13104

27Dec59

starring

Ray Bolger ......... Stan Maylor
Vanessa Brown ...... Shelley
Paul Newlan ........ Hank
Ken Christy ........ David
Nancy Evans ........ Ruthie
Theodore Newton .... George
Synopsis:
Stan Mayor is a well-known movie comic whose face fits his talents as a clown.

 When his girl friend refuses to take him seriously and expresses admiration

for handsome men, Stan decides to make a drastic change. [RF]
 

8.16 [--] General Electric Theater: SARAH'S LAUGHTER

03Jan60

starring

James Gregory ......... Sandy Green

Thelma Ritter .......... Doris Green

Marion Ross ........ Sarah Wilson

 

8.17 [--] General Electric Theater: R.S.V.P.

Revue Productions no. 13111

10Jan60

starring

Greer Garson ........... Antonia Stuart

Donald Woods ........... Norman Frost Bennett

Virginia Grey ............ Mrs. Bennett

Angela Greene ......... Dottie

Virginia Gregg ........ Sybil

Noreen Nash .......... Carol

 

8.18 [--] General Electric Theater: LEAR VS. THE COMMITTEEMAN

17Jan60

starring

Lee J. Cobb ......... Dominic Roma

Sylvia Sidney ............ Gloria Roma

Timmy Everett ........... Buddy Roma

Vito Scotti ....... Toto

Naomi Stevens ......... Maria-Rosa

Charles La Torre ........... Bombi

George Margo ........... Paolo

Synopsis:
A tailor is suffering through the depression has a dream to become a

committeeman but being an Italian-American he feels his chances are slight. [RF]

 

8.19 [--] General Electric Theater: THEY LIKE ME FINE

Revue Productions no. 13106

24Jan60 CBS Sun (rerun 05Jun60)

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

George Gobel ..... Eddie Miller

Patricia Barry ..... Kathy

Bert Freed ..... Mitch Green

Tammy Marihugh ..... Kitty

Ralph Clanton ........ Harry Garrison

Ann Richards ....... Secretary
Norman DuPont ...... 1st Assistant
Les Green .......... 2nd Assistant
Synopsis:
Small-time comic Eddie Miller hears that a big producer is looking

for an unknown comedian to star in his new Broadway review.

Eddie begs his agent to get him an audition. [RF]

 

[--] General Electric Theater: no details

31Jan60

 

8.20 [--] General Electric Theater: EARLY TO DIE

07Feb1960

starring

Rod Taylor

Kim Hunter

Donald Losby ......... Scott Gauman

Philip Coolidge ........ Dr. Nelson

Wesley Lau .......... Dr. Shelley

 

[--] General Electric Theater: The Road That Led Afar
14Feb1960 (rerun from 25Nov56)

 

8.21 [--] General Electric Theater: THE PATSY

Revue Productions no. 13105
21Feb60 CBS Sun
Hosted by Ronald Reagan
starring
Sammy Davis Jr. ....... Jacob Johnson
Robert Culp ........... Captain Masters
Ernest Anderson ....... Sergeant Cullen
Sam Cooke ............. Sam
Hari Rhodes ........... Jinks
Roy Glenn ............. Jelly Bean
Bill Giorgio .......... Two Ton
Tyler McVey ........... Colonel
Doug DeCosta .......... Field Instructor
Synopsis:
The product of a small Alabama town, mild-mannered Jacob Johnson is an ideal target

for the practical jokesters in his Army platoon. Offered a transfer to another platoon,

Johnson refuses, convinced that his fellow soldiers is really a form of affection. [RF]
 

8.22 [--] General Electric Theater: THE STORY OF JUDITH

28Feb60 CBS Sun

starring

Joan Fontaine ....... Judith

Michael Dante ....... Holofernes

Thurl Ravenscroft ........ Nebuchadnezzar

Henry Brandon ....... Anchior

Argentina Brunetti ...... Sarah

 

8.23 [--] General Electric Theater: THE BOOK OF SILENCE

06Mar60 CBS Sun

starring

Ruth Roman ....... Stella Kragoyan

Rod Steiger ....... Bruno Holder

Celia Lovsky ...... Madame Marie

Eduard Franz ....... R.S. Thomasek

Whit Bissell ....... Czadek

Jonathan Harris ....... Fouresh

Robert Gist ...... Committee Chairman

 

8.24 [--] General Electric Theater: SO DEADLY, SO EVIL

Revue Productions no. 13119

13Mar60 CBS Sun

starring

Peggy Lee ....... Natalia Cory

Ronald Reagan ....... Allan Richards

Gavin MacLeod ....... Billy Williams

Robert Hopkins

Terry Loomis

Michael Granger

Les Green

Synopsis 1:

A small town girl who comes to New York to forget a recent tragedy,

only to have her own life threatened by a masked stranger. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Natalia Cory left a tragic past to start a new life in New York City,

receives a blackmail threat. [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on Moment of Fear 15Sep64.

 

8.25 [--] General Electric Theater: DO NOT DISTURB

Revue Productions no.13117

20Mar60 CBS Sun

written by Arthur Marx & Mannie Mannheim

adaptation from Groucho Marx's novel "Not as a Crocodile".

starring          

David Wayne ....... Arthur Martin

Peggy Knudsen ....... Irene Martin

Gil Rogers ....... Steve

Scott Davey ....... Andy

Irene Vernon ....... Miss Burdick

Andrea King ....... Editor

Synopsis:

Arthur Martin makes his living at home, writing articles for a monthly magazine.

But working at home has its disadvantages: the family hardly ever leaves him at peace. [RF]

 

8.26 [--] General Electric Theater: THE WEB OF GUILT

27Mar60 CBS Sun

starring

Arthur Kennedy ....... Whitney Barton

Mary Jackson ....... Phyllis Barton

Harry Townes ....... Michael Stark

H.M. Wynant ...... Anthony Morrell

 

8.27 [--] General Electric Theater: MYSTERY AT MALIBU

Revue Productions no. 10402

10Apr60 CBS Sun

starring

Dan Duryea ....... Barnaby Hook

Audrey Totter ....... Olga Lemaire

Dianne Foster ....... Tony Warren

Tyler McDuff ....... Reggie Lemaire

Richard Ney ....... Donald Reisel

 

8.28 [--] General Electric Theater: AFTERMATH

(aka Mr. Preach [pilot])

17Apr60 CBS Sun

Producer Harry Tatelman
Teleplay by John Paxton
Based on the story by Octavus Roy Cohen
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Assistant director George Templeton

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Fess Parker ..... Jonathan West

James Best ...... Hardy Coulter

John Hambrick ....... Gordon

William Phipps ...... Hicks

Stephen Joyce ....... Murray

Sam Jackson Jr. ...... Ernie/Galoot
Maurine Dawson ........ Sarah
Tim Graham ............ Storekeeper
Burt Mustin ........... Wilson
John Cole ............. Frank Coulter
Gina Gillespie ........ Bessie
William Challee ....... Redway

Synopsis:

 A new preacher comes to town and is not quite up to

 the challenges that lie ahead of him. [RF]

 

8.29 [--] General Electric Theater: ADAM'S APPLES

 (pilot for Ichabod & Me)

Revue Productions no. 13125

24Apr60 CBS Sun

starring

Robert Sterling ...... Robert Major

George Chandler .... Ichabod Adams        

Leon Ames ... Malcolm Fownes

Fred Beir .... Terry Major

Dorothy Neumann .... Aunt Lavinia

Christine White .... Abigail Adams

 

8.30 [--] General Electric Theater: UGLY DUCKLING

Revue Productions no. 13118

01May60 CBS Sun

Adapted, in a modern variation,

from the Hans Christian Andersen story

starring

Joanna Barnes .... Princess Camilla

Robert Casper .... Prince Simon

Richard Haydn .... Chancellor

Oskar Homolka .... King

William Allyn .... Carlo

Joyce Jameson .... Dulcibella

Linda Watkins .... Queen

 

8.31 [--] General Electric Theater: DON'T YOU REMEMBER?

Revue Productions no. 13124

08May60  CBS Sun

starring

Lee Marvin .... Clerk

Simone Signoret .... Woman

 

General Electric Theater: HOT FOOTAGE
15May60 (CBS Sun WNAC-TV Boston Mass 9pm ET)

 

8.32 [--] General Electric Theater: AT YOUR SERVICE

Revue Productions no. 13116

22May60 CBS Sun

starring

Van Johnson .... Jimmy Devlin

Jan Sterling .... Gloria Miles

Judi Meredith .... Penny Miles

Marcel Dalio .... Michel

 

8.33 [--] General Electric Theater: HOT FOOTAGE

Revue Productions no. 10414

29May60 CBS Sun

Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Richard Greene .... Jonathan Love

Robert Strauss .... Hank Wahr

Hazel Court .... Vicky Phillips

Synopsis:
Jonathan Love, TV news cameraman, is in Acapulco, Mexico, covering the

mysterious torpedoing of a freighter. Not far behind is his inevitable competition

- Hank Wahr, cameraman for a rival TV news service. [RF]
*Note: This episode aired on May 15, 1960 in some areas.

 

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