General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
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I'm a Fool 

A man tells the story of his coming to adulthood when he left home at age 18 and learned the consequences of telling a lie to impress a girl.

Director:

Don Medford

Writers:

Sherwood Anderson (short story), Arnold Schulman (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Eddie Albert ... Narrator
James Dean ... The Boy
Natalie Wood ... Lucy
Roy Glenn ... Burt
Eve March ... Mother
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Wilbur
Gloria Castillo ... Elinor
Fiona Hale Fiona Hale ... Mildred
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Ronald Reagan ... Self - Host
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Storyline

A man tells the story of his coming to adulthood when he left home at age 18 and learned the consequences of telling a lie to impress a girl.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

This is the first of two appearances James Dean did for "General Electric Theater" His second appearance was in the December 12, 1954 teleplay, "The Dark, Dark Hours", which co-starred future President of the United States, Ronald Reagan and Constance Ford. Ronald Reagan introduced James Dean both times. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Well, I always say: Put up a good front and the world is yours, you know?
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Connections

Version of I'm a Fool (1977) See more »

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La fureur de vivre
4 November 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

It's almost eerie to watch a grown-up James Dean tell the story of his drifter character's life .Natalie Wood looks older than a sixteen year old ingenue, the hero's lost love interest ;she considered her partner "a junior Marlon Brando"; the story in itself is not really absorbing ,but this short possesses strong appeal for fans of Dean and Wood who would become legendary in Ray's movie .


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1954 (USA) See more »

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MCA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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