CTVA US Anthology - "General Electric Theater" (Revue/CBS) Season 10 (1961-62)

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Hosted by Ronald Reagan
 Season 10 (CBS) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## General Electric Theater ###########
############## season 10 1961-62 ##############
################ (final season) ###############
  CBS Sundays 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern (30 min) (weekly)
 

10.01 [258] General Electric Theater: THE GOLDEN YEARS

10Sep61

starring

Charles Bickford ....... Chief Peter Farrel

Hank Brandt ....... Quigley

Robert Stevenson ....... Captain Gordy

Jean Hagen ....... Paula Farrel

 

10.02 [259] General Electric Theater: THE RED BALLOON

17Sep61

A prizewinning French film is shown.

Synopsis:

The story, which is without dialog, is about a boy who finds a red balloon.

But instead of floating about like any normal balloon,

this one follows the boy wherever he goes. [RF]

 

10.03 [260] General Electric Theater: THE IRON SILENCE

Revue Productions

24Sep61

Producer Stanley Rubin
Teleplay by Ken Kolb
Directed by Ida Lupino

starring

Vic Morrow ......... Lt. Mikhail Loptev

Carol Lawrence ......... Rachel

Ronald Reagan ......... Major Vasily Kirov

Abraham Sofaer ......... Father Balaton

James Westerfield
Gloria Marshall

Synopsis:

It's a Cold War tale, where two Soviets are in an occupied Eastern European country,

one is the womanizing martinet who gets himself murdered and

the other is the sympathetic Russian. [RF]

 

10.04 [261] General Electric Theater: CAT IN THE CRADLE

01Oct61

starring

Lola Albright ......... Cathy Armstrong

John Saxon ......... Martin Glass

Elsa Lanchester ......... Hanna Winters

Ray Montgomery ......... Ross Armstrong

 

10.05 [262] General Electric Theater: A MUSKET FOR JESSICA

08Oct61

starring

Dick York ......... Ashael Miller

Piper Laurie ......... Jessica Galloway

Rhys Williams ......... Elder Kring

Synopsis:

In 1760, the peace loving people of an Amish settlement learn of an imminent attack by Indians.

They prepare to evacuate their village rather than bear arms. [RF]

 

10.06 [263] General Electric Theater: THE $200 PARLAY

15Oct61

starring

Bob Crane ......... Harry

Glynis Johns ......... Alma

Shelly Berman ......... Stanley

Maureen Arthur ......... Martha

Ralph Sanford ......... Watchman

Synopsis:

An office worker named Alma can't get her bookkeeper boy

friend Stanley to pop the question. His excuse: no nest egg.

Her solution: make a killing at the races - with money from

the office petty cash box. [RF]

 

10.07 [264] General Electric Theater: THE WISH BOOK

22Oct61

Based on the story by George Milburn

starring

Ricky Nelson ......... Lonnie Follett

Roberta Shore ......... Ellie Beckett

Jason Robards Sr. ......... Judge

Will Wright ......... Grandpa

Karen Green ......... Corie

Richard Gittings ......... Judge

Synopsis:

Ellie Beckett is a young mountain girl who prefers whittlin' to socializin' until Grandpaw

shows her all them purty clothes in the mail-order catalog. Soon Ellie figures on buyin'

some of that finery with the prize money she might win for her woodcarving at the county fair. [RF]

 

General Electric Theater: preempted for Power and the Glory special.

29Nov61

 

10.08 [265] General Electric Theater: THE GREAT ALBERTI

05Nov61

starring

Cornel Wilde ......... Rudy Alberti

Stella Stevens ......... May Alberti

Charles McGraw ......... Forel

Michael Sean ......... Willy Schneider

Larry Blake ......... Ring Announcer

 

10.09 [266] General Electric Theater: STAR WITNESS, THE LILI PARRISH STORY (pilot)

12Nov61

Producer Edgar Lansburg
Written by James Cavanaugh
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Director of photography Paul Ivano
Editor Fred Maguire
Music by Van Cleave
Host: Ronald Reagan
starring

Barbara Stanwyck ......... Lili Parrish

Lloyd Nolan ......... Michael Bowen

Bennye Gatteys ......... Madeleine Parrish

Jack Mullaney ......... Dan Martin

Paul Tripp ......... John Harding

Ted Knight ......... Judge

Penny Santon
Gale Garnett
Carl Prickett
Virginia Capers
Jean Paul King
Synopsis:

Madeline, the daughter of famed actress Lili Parrish, is on trial for murder.

 Lili, the key witness, is determined to make her testimony the

 most believable performance of her career.

 

10.10 [267] General Electric Theater: A VOICE ON THE PHONE

Revue Studios

19Nov61 (Network rerun 24Jun62)

starring

Nick Adams ......... Paul Madsen

Elinor Donahue ......... Carol Madsen

Elisha Cook Jr. ......... Lloyd Harwell

Milton Selzer ......... George Goss

Jesse White ......... Joe Maskowitz

Synopsis:
Newlyweds Paul and Carol Madsen have scarcely settled
in their new apartment when the phone begins ringing. The caller is
a psychotic crank who drives Carol to near hysteria. [TA]

 

10.11 [268] General Electric Theater: MONEY AND THE MINISTER

26Nov61

Written by Charlotte Armstrong

starring

Nancy Davis ......... Vicky Carlisle

Jaye P. Morgan ......... Sally Dwight

Fay Wray ......... Mrs. Bassett

Gary Merrill ......... John Dwight

Ronald Reagan ......... Rev. Theodore Carlisle

Lillian Bronson ......... Mrs. Willard

Ellen Corby ......... Gracie Jordan

Robert Cornthwaite ......... Frank Munson

Connie Gilchrist ......... Anna Peterson

Richard Hale ......... Thorne

Synopsis:

The late Glorietta Dwight, a wealthy recluse, felt that her last years had been

made happier  by the guidance of Reverend Theodore Carlisle,

and she named him as the major beneficiary of her will. [JB]

 

10.12 [269] General Electric Theater: WE'RE HOLDING YOUR SON

Revue Studios

03Dec61  CBS Sun (Network rerun 08Jul62)
Written by Roger O. Harrison

starring

William Bendix ......... George Harris
Scott Brady ......... John Keller
Jack Chaplain ......... Sonny Harris
Catherine McLeod ......... Mrs. Harris
Barbara Parkins ......... Betty
Jim Galante ......... Andy
Synopsis:
George Harris, a successful businessman, is awakened
in the middle of the night by a phone call from the police. His
teen-age boy Sonny is being held for grand larceny. [TA]

 

10.13 [270] General Electric Theater: CALL TO DANGER (pilot)

10Dec61

starring

Larry Blyden ......... Johnny Henderson

Lloyd Nolan ......... Robert Hale

Grace Lee Whitney ......... Audrey Henderson

Edward Andrews ......... Andre Kellman

Paul Mazursky ......... Joseph Kane

Ed Peck ......... Paul Wilkens

Synopsis:

The exploits of Robert Hale, a US Treasury Department agent. Hale recruits a civilian

 locksmith named Johnny Henderson to help retrieve stolen currency plates. [TA]

 

10.14 [271] General Electric Theater: TIPPY-TOP

Revue Studios
17Dec61 CBS Sun (Network rerun 29Jul62)
Book, music and lyrics & story by Sidney Michaels & Mark Sandrich
starring
Red Buttons ......... Tippy-Top
Ron Howard ......... Randy
Joan O'Brien ......... Meryle
Frank Aletter ......... Bob
Synopsis 1:
A lonely boy learns his beloved playmate Tippy-Top is imaginary. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Randy, a lonely young boy, invents an adventurous
friend called Tippy-Top. The youngster nearly breaks his mother's wedding
plans when her fiance says that Tippy-Top is not real. [TA]

 

[--] General Electric Theater: THE OTHER WISE MAN

24Dec61 (rerun first aired 25Dec60)

 

10.15 [272] General Electric Theater: A FRIENDLY TRIBE

Revue Productions

31Dec61

starring

George Gobel ......... Elroy Morgan

Barbara Parkins ......... Ruth

Bill Mumy ......... Buzz

Larry Blake ......... Fred Barnet

Walter Burke ......... L.B. Prentiss

Jack Easton Jr. ......... Kenny Bradley

Paula Winslow ......... Edwina

 

10.16 [273] General Electric Theater: THE WALL BEWTEEN

Revue Studios
07Jan62 CBS Sun (Network rerun 05Aug62)
Written by Alvin Boretz
Host: Ronald Reagan
starring
Ronald Reagan ......... Sam Miller
Stephen Boyd ......... Bud Austin
Everett Sloane ......... Dr. Walter Gordon
Gloria Talbot ......... Janet Austin
Walter Sande ......... Roy Bryan
Maxine Stewart ......... Rita Bryan
Synopsis:
The gridiron feats of Bud Austin are still talked about in his home town,

but Bud's infant son will never grow up to follow in his father's footsteps.

Tests have shown that the year-old baby is mentally retarded. [TA]

 

10.17 [274] General Electric Theater: THE HOLD-OUT

14Jan62

starring

Groucho Marx ......... John Graham

Fred Clark ......... Charles Judson

Dorothy Green ......... Ellen Graham

Brooke Hayward ......... Margie Graham

Dennis Hopper ......... Fred Judson

Synopsis:

Teenagers Margie Graham and Fred Judson want to get married and they

ask their parents for permission and for financial help. [RF]

 

10.18 [275] General Electric Theater: THE LITTLE HOURS

21Jan62

starring

R.G. Armstrong ......... Jerry Boynton

John Payne ......... Father Gerringer

Carmen Mathews ......... Alicia Boynton

Judi Meredith ......... Julie Boynton

Gary Clarke ......... Jed Boynton

Eugene Martin ......... Timmy Carson

Irene Ryan ......... Mrs. Bryant

 

10.19 [276] General Electric Theater: GO FIGHT CITY HALL

28Jan62

starring

Richard Collier ......... Clerk

Staats Cotsworth ......... Judge Bryant

Irene Dunne ......... Margaret Henderson

Renee Godfrey ......... Ethel

Stephanie Hill ......... Melissa Henderson

Allyn Joslyn ......... Woody Purvis

Nora Marlowe ......... Mrs. Caspar

Bart Patton ......... Tony Henderson

Grady Sutton ......... Rabble Rouser

 

10.20 [277] General Electric Theater: SHADOW OF A HERO

Revue Studios

04Feb62

Produced by Stanley Rubin
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Teleplay by Robert Dozier
Story by William Clotworthy
starring
David Janssen ....... Pat Howard
Arlene Whelan ....... Eve Foster
Ronald Reagan ....... Frank Foster
Marianna Case ....... Joanie
Charles Robinson .... Gregg Foster
Nelson Olmsted ...... J.D. Evans
Tom Franklin ........ Jim Blaine
John Jacobs ......... Cy Hamilton
Olan Soulé .......... Jack Townsend
Harvey Stephens ..... George Crandall
John Mauldin ........ Tom Kane
Synopsis:
A basketball coach at Haynes High School is concerned when one of his students,

 the best hoop star skips practice to study for his exam. [RF]
 

10.21 [278] General Electric Theater: BADGE OF HONOR

Revue Studios
11Feb62 CBS Sun (rerun 09Sep62)

starring

Art Linkletter ......... Howard Douglas

David Kent ......... Frankie Thomas

Paul Carr ......... Chuck Fuller

Billy E. Hughes

Brad Morrow ......... Toby

Synopsis:
Howard Douglas, an official of the Boy Scouts of America, is driving through a

deserted section of the city when he notices a body lying in the street. Stopping

to investigate, he finds himself surrounded by a gang of teenagers armed

with zip guns and switchblades. [TA]

 

10.22 [279] General Electric Theater: THE FREE WHEELERS

Revue Productions no. 16023

18Feb62

starring

Jacques Bergerac ......... Coco Sorel

Patricia Barry ......... Monica Wheeler

Tommy Noonan ......... Lincoln Wheeler

Reggie Nalder ......... Kalman

Gaylord Cavallaro ......... Jenn Guerard

 

10.23 [280] General Electric Theater: TEN DAYS IN THE SUN

Revue Productions
04Mar62 CBS Sun (rerun 02Sep62)
Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Ed Wynn ......... Max Grossblatt

Andy Devine ......... Charley Dwyer

Jerry Paris ......... Larry Grossblatt

Monica Lewis ......... Joyce Grossblatt

Synopsis:
Max Grossblatt, an elderly Chicago tailor, dreams of being able to visit his son

Larry in California. But on a tailor's salary, all that Max can afford is dreams [TA]

 

10.24 [281] General Electric Theater: A VERY SPECIAL GIRL

11Mar62

written by Jameson Brewer and Katherine Anderson
directed by Ida Lupino
Hosted by Ronald Reagan

starring

Barbara Rush ......... Alice Lockman

Miriam Hopkins ......... Cynthia Lockman

Ed Binns ......... Harry Wilson

Quinn O'Hara ......... Beverly Maxwell

Gary Vinson ......... Doug Wilson

Jane Withers ......... Betty Hamilton

Synopsis:
Successful, attractive society-reporter Alice Lockman wouldn't mind being married.

But the available eligible bachelors really don't measure up to

Alice's standards - or her mother's either.  [RF]

 

10.25 [282] General Electric Theater: MY DARK DAYS - Part One (Prelude)

Revue Studios CBS Sun (rerun 19Aug62)

18Mar62

Story based on Marion Miller's autobiography "I WAS A SPY"

Directed by Charles Haas

starring

Jeanne Crain ......... Marion Miller

Susan Gordon ......... Betsy Miller

Ronald Reagan ......... Paul Miller

Robert Emhardt ......... Albert

Patrick McVey ......... Bill Edwards

Lance Fuller ......... John Mason

Patricia Huston ......... Patricia Blanchard

Carl Benton Reid ......... Chairman

Virginia Gregg ......... Helen

Alice Frost ......... Hazel Valance

Frank Gerstle ......... Dan Farrol

Michael Fox ......... Consul

Gail Bonney ......... Inga

Synopsis (pt. 1 Prelude):
Hazel Valance asks housewife Marion Miller to attend a meeting of the

Alien Protection Committee- Hazel is upset because the government plans

to deport a friend. After the meeting, the FBI agent Bill Edwards informs Marion

that the Committee is suspected of being a Communist front organization and asks

her to join as a spy. [TA]

 

10.26 [283] General Electric Theater: MY DARK DAYS - Part Two (Aftermath)

Revue Studios

25Mar62 CBS Sun (rerun 26Aug62)

story based on Marion Miller's autobiography "I WAS A SPY"

directed by Charles Haas

starring

Jeanne Crain ......... Marion Miller

Susan Gordon ......... Betsy Miller

Ronald Reagan ......... Paul Miller

Robert Emhardt ......... Albert

Patrick McVey ......... Bill Edwards

Lance Fuller ......... John Mason

Patricia Huston ......... Patricia Blanchard

Carl Benton Reid ......... Chairman

Virginia Gregg ......... Helen

Alice Frost ......... Hazel Valance

Frank Gerstle ......... Dan Farrol

Michael Fox ......... Consul

Gail Bonney ......... Inga

Synopsis (pt 2 Aftermath) :
After Marion testifies before a Congressional committee concerning her
years as an anti-communists spy, she looks forward to a peaceful

life as a housewife. But it seems the Communists have other ideas. [TA]

 

10.27 [284] General Electric Theater: HERCULE POIROT

MGM Television

01Apr62

Producer Buck Houghton
Teleplay by Barre Lyndon

Based on Agatha Christie's short story "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim".

starring

Martin Gabel ......... Hercule Poirot

Nina Foch ......... Mrs. Davenheim

James Callahan ......... Detective Floyd

John Harding ......... Billy Kellett

Philip Ober ......... Chief McManus

Synopsis:
The Belgian master detective solves another puzzling crime. [RF]

 

 [--] General Electric Theater: SAM

08Apr62 (repeat)

 

10.28 [285] General Electric Theater: THE BAR MITZVAH OF MAJOR ORLOVSKY

15Apr62 CBS Sun (rerun 12Aug62)
Screenplay by Shimon Wincelberg
From a Story by Morton Wishengrad

starring

Ernest Borgnine ......... Major David Orlovsky

Theodore Bikel ......... Rabbi Halevy

Cloris Leachman ......... Miriam Raskin

Charles Herbert ......... Joshua Raskin

Scotty Morrow ......... Jeffrey Orlovsky

Irving Burns ......... Himmelfarb

Morris Cohen ......... Mourner

Jacob Feifel ......... Cantor

Synopsis:
Orlovsky, a janitor in a Manhatten office building, goes upstairs to the

Jewish Vocational Guidance Center for a talk with the director, Miriam Raskin.

Orlovsky has come to ask the widow Raskin to be his wife. [TA]

 

10.29 [286] General Electric Theater: THE TROUBLED HEART

22Apr62

starring

Geraldine Brooks ......... Martha Seymour

Earl Holliman ......... David Seymour

Parley Baer ......... Harvey Seymour

Mabel Albertson ......... Agnes Fulton

 

10.30 [287] General Electric Theater: MISTER DOC

29Apr62

starring

Dean Jagger ......... Adam 'Mister Doc' Darrow

Billy Hughes ......... Grover Darrow

Ruth Gates ......... Grandma Darrow

 

10.31 [289] General Electric Theater: THE UNSTOPPABLE GREY FOX    

Revue-16029

06May62

Based on a story by William Saroyan

starring

Lee J. Cobb ......... Grayson Foxhall          

Alice Backes ......... Katy Sawyer

Ken Berry ......... Fiance

Kathleen Hughes ......... Paula O'Hara

Peter Leeds ......... Larry O'Hara

Flip Mark ......... Mike O'Hara

Lory Patrick ......... Secretary

 

10.32 [290] General Electric Theater: ACRES AND PAINS

13May62

starring

Edward Andrews ......... Paul Goodlove

Philip Coolidge ......... Mr. Ledbetter

Anne Jackson ......... Jenny Dutton

Walter Matthau ........... Tom Dutton

Alice Pearce ......... Mrs. Ledbetter

 

10.33 [291] General Electric Theater: SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME

Revue-16033

20May62

starring       

Dorothy Malone ......... Ruth Hammond

Frances Reid ......... Vera Parsons

Stuart Erwin ......... George Parsons

Sally Hughes ......... Dot Malaby

 

10.34 [292] General Electric Theater: FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

 Revue Prod. no. TP16032

(unsold comedy pilot)(30 min)

27May62

Produced by Everett Freeman, John Forsythe

starring

Roger Perry ......... Ben Duncan

Joyce Bulifant ......... Connie Duncan

Nick Adams ......... Richard Martin

Barbara Bostock ......... Dina Partin

Barry McGuire ......... Buster Krause

Synopsis:

The Story of Ben, an engineering student works nights in a

supermarket to support his family. [TA]

 

10.35 [293] General Electric Theater: THE ROMAN KIND (final episode)

Revue Prod. no. TP16031

03Jun62

starring

Gene Barry ......... Mike Thompson

Diane Brewster ......... Laura Stanfield

Philip Bourneuf ......... Warren Stanfield

Fabrizio Mioni ......... Modena

Arnold Moss ......... Ferrini

 

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Reruns

=============

 

[--] 12Aug62 rerun of "The Bar Mitzvah of Major
Orlovsky" (first aired 15Apr62)

 

[--] 19Aug62 rerun of "My Dark Days - pt. 1 -
Prelude" (first aired 18Mar62)


  [--] 26Aug62 rerun of "My Dark Days - pt.2 -
Aftermath" (first aired 25Mar62)

 

[--] 02Sep62 rerun of "Ten Days in the Sun" (first
aired 04Mar62)

 
  [--] 09Sep62 rerun of "Badge of Honor" (first aired 11Feb62)

 

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