The General Electric Theatre

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


92944. The General Electric Theatre. January 18, 1953. CBS net. "The Token". Sponsored by: General Electric. 8:30 P. M. (EST). After the story, Dana Andrews mentions that he recently flew from London to Bombay on "the only commercial jetliner in the world." It was the British built "Comet." He describes it as, "quite an experience." The program is announced as, "The General Electric Summer Theatre," despite the date above. It may have been recorded on the above date, but there are 13 other known shows in the series, and a 14 show series would be unusual. Dana Andrews, Joseph Hergeshimer (author), Ken Carpenter (announcer), John Meston (adaptor), Jeanne Bates, Georgia Ellis, Theodore Von Eltz, Harry Bartell, John Dehner, Wilbur Hatch (music), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director). 30:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96512. The General Electric Theatre. July 9, 1953. CBS net. "Random Harvest". Sponsored by: General Electric (one commercial deleted). James Hilton (author), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Wilbur Hatch (music), Ben Wright, Tudor Owen, Ellen Morgan, Gloria Gordon, Edgar Barrier, Christopher Cook, James Poe, Robert Tallman (director). 28:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

92945. The General Electric Theatre. July 23, 1953. CBS net. "Penny Serenade". Sponsored by: General Electric. Irene Dunne, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Martha Cheavens (author), William Johnstone, Herb Butterfield, Jack Moyles, Virginia Gregg, Bill James, Walter Brown Neuman (adaptor), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17010. The General Electric Theatre. July 30, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Old Man's Bride". A wealthy Texas Colonel sends his assistant to New Orleans to fetch him a bride. Complications ensue when the messenger falls for the girl himself. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse 25." Van Johnson, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17011. The General Electric Theatre. August 6, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Bachelor Girl". The story of a successful businesswoman, her loves, and lovers. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse 25." Jane Wyman, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92946. The General Electric Theatre. August 13, 1953. CBS net. "The Virginian". Sponsored by: General Electric. William Holden, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Owen Wister (author), William Johnstone (narrator), Clayton Post, David Young, Virginia Gregg, Ralph Moody, Ted Bliss, Dick Ryan, Bill Bouchey, James Poe (adaptor), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17008. The General Electric Theatre. August 20, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Spring Over Brooklyn". A comedy about a young man in love in Brooklyn, the only place where seals board trolleys and stars fall. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse 25." Alan Young, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92947. The General Electric Theatre. August 27, 1953. CBS net. "Sometime Every Summertime". Sponsored by: General Electric. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #16999. Dorothy McGuire, Fletcher Markle (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), John Stevenson, Bob Bailey, Jack Moyles, Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Jeanne Bates, Jeffrey Silver, Jay Novello. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16999. The General Electric Theatre. August 27, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Sometime Every Summertime". A summer love fades with the coming of Autumn. See cat. #92947 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Dorothy McGuire, Fletcher Markle (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), John Stevenson, Bob Bailey, Jack Moyles, Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Jeanne Bates, Jeffrey Silver, Jay Novello. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92948. The General Electric Theatre. September 10, 1953. CBS net. "State Fair". Sponsored by: General Electric ("Ring The Bell" contest). Ann Blyth, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Philip Strong (author), Verna Felton, Tom Tully, Sam Edwards, Joseph Kearns, Dick Ryan, Lamont Johnson, Kathleen Hite (adaptor), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92949. The General Electric Theatre. September 17, 1953. CBS net. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Sponsored by: General Electric ("Ring The Bell" contest). This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #17005. James Mason, Pamela Mason, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Edmond Rostand (author), Dan O'Herlihy, Ben Wright, James Poe (adaptor), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17005. The General Electric Theatre. September 17, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Cyrano de Bergerac". The classic of the gentleman with the long nose and his beloved Roxanne. See cat. #92949 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Pamela Mason, James Mason, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Edmond Rostand (author), James Poe (adaptor), Dan O'Herlihy, Ben Wright. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83602. The General Electric Theatre. September 24, 1953. CBS net. "The Enchanted Cottage". Sponsored by: General Electric. A plain woman and a criplled man fall in love and see a magic transformation in each other. The story was previously used on, "The Gulf Screen Guild Theatre" on November 26, 1939 (see cat. #23067). Joan Fontaine, William Johnstone, Tom Tully, Gloria Gordon, Lurene Tuttle, Dan O'Herlihy, Arthur Wing Pinero (author), Jaime del Valle (director, transcriber), Ken Carpenter (announcer, host), Walter Newman (adaptor), Hett Manheim (editorial supervisor), Wilbur Hatch (music). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92950. The General Electric Theatre. October 1, 1953. CBS net. "The Old Man's Bride". Sponsored by: General Electric. Van Johnson, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Sigmund Berg (? author), John McIntire, Nestor Paiva, Edgar Barrier, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Mary Jane Croft, John Meston (editoria supervisor). 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23529. The General Electric Theatre. November 14, 1954. CBS-TV net audio. "I'm A Fool". A story about a young lad of the racetrack, and his first love. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Eddie Albert. 23 1/4 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 15 programs.