An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

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The Killers (1964)
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Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

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East of Eden (1955)
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Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
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Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
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Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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1 February 1953 (USA)  »

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(200 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Referring to "The Dark, Dark Hours"
6 February 2002 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See 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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