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General Electric Theater 

An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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Joe Connelly
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1962   1961   1960   1959   1958   1957   … See all »
Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Ronald Reagan ...  Himself - Host / ... 235 episodes, 1953-1962
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G.E. Theater See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(200 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)| Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show's sponsor, General Electric, owned the rights to the series from 2004 to 2011 as majority owner of NBC Universal Television, the successor to Revue Studios that was formed following the NBC/Universal merger from the combination of NBC Studios with Universal Television. NBCUniversal has been controlled by Comcast since 2011, and fully owned by them since 2013. See more »


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by Elmer Bernstein
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Referring to "The Dark, Dark Hours"
6 February 2002 | by bibeallSee all my reviews

I have been trying to find a tape of the show aired on General Electric Theater December 12, 1954 called "The Dark, Dark Hours" starring Ronald Reagan and James Dean. I saw that show years ago when I was only eleven years old, so I do remember some of it. Dean played the part of a "Hep cat killer" in that show, and he terrorized a doctor (Reagan) and his wife.

My parents purchased our first television set a few months before this episode was aired. In those days, I had a tendency to believe everything that I saw. That was the first time I ever saw James Dean in any sort of drama--and I was terrified. We lived in an old house that creaked in the wind. After watching that show, I believed this killer was walking through our house with a gun (and of course, he was out to get me!)

Hopefully, someone will find a tape of this show in some vault somewhere. I really would like to obtain a copy for my ever-growing Dean "museum" I have here at home.


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