James Dean: Legendary TV Performances
"Hill Number One" (1951), a "Family Theatre" installment, features Dean as John the Apostle in a tale of war-weary soldiers inspired by the Easter story. In the "Studio One" episode "Sentence Of Death" (1953), Dean portrays an ex-con who may be guilty of murder. With Betsy Palmer. Then, culled from the "Armstrong Circle Theater" series, "The Bells Of Cockaigne" (1953) has the life of poor dockworker Dean forever changed after he encounters Irishman Gene Lockhart. Lastly, the screen icon first performed with Natalie Wood in the "General Electric Theater" episode "I'm A Fool" (1954), hosted by Ronald Reagan. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.