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Reagan and Dean TV Co-Stars

The former president and screen icon team up in this episode of General Electric Theatre

Who knew? Conservative icon Ronald Reagan and acting legend James Dean shared the screen back when the Gipper was still in Hollywood. A newly re-discovered TV episode of General Electric theatre called "The Dark, Dark Hours," from 1954 catches Dean and Reagan in an act off. Befitting their personae, Dean places a rebellious deliquent and Reagan is an upstanding doctor. "Rebel Without a Cause" it ain’t, but it’s still stirring stuff. Credit goes to "Late Show with Jimmy Fallon" writer Wayne Federman for unearthing the screen pairing.

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