Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
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The Long Shadow 

Major Will Sinclair is delivering the possessions of a soldier that has died under his command. On his way someone tries to ambush him and his companion. When he arrives at the boy's house, he is not well received.

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Maj. Will Sinclair
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Amy Lawson (as Nancy Davis)
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Jimmy Budd
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Laurie Lawson
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Major Will Sinclair is delivering the possessions of a soldier that has died under his command. On his way someone tries to ambush him and his companion. When he arrives at the boy's house, he is not well received.

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19 January 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Pilot for a western series starring Ronald Reagan to be called "The Long Shadow", but it was not picked up by any of the networks. See more »

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Twice in the beginning of the show they talk about reaching, or passing, Cairo. They pronounce it Ki-Ro, like in Egypt. There are several towns named Cairo in the United States, all of them pronounce it Ka-Ro or Care-O. See more »

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The very history of the world
30 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ronald Reagan said that in his time at Warner Brothers the two fellow contract players who were the nicest to him and most helpful were Pat O'Brien and Dick Powell. He appeared in several films with both of them in support most notably as George Gipp in Knute Rockne All American. So it's no wonder that Reagan did a TV pilot for Dick Powell's Four Star Productions on Zane Grey Theater.

Here he's still in the army but on leave with his sergeant Walter Sande on an errand of mercy to deliver final possessions of a soldier who was killed under his command to Nancy Davis the mother of the soldier. She is also the widow of a soldier friend of Reagan's and they had history.

Some history can be propaganda however as Scott Marlowe who deserted from the army is looking to kill Reagan and does wound Sande severely. A rosy view of history has to be sacrificed for the truth.

I can see how this might have been a series with Reagan and Sande as a pair of good guy veterans helping out people every week. But if the pilot had been picked for sponsorship who knows how the very history of the world might have changed.


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