Ronald Reagan Made A Movie With James Dean This One Time

James Dean pulled a gun.

1. In 1954, Ronald Reagan and James Dean were in an episode of General Electric Theater together called “The Dark, Dark Hours.”

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2. Reagan played a doctor who got a knock at the door from a teen one night who said his friend was shot and needed a doctor.

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3. And Reagan was all, “Well, we should call the cops,” but then James Dean was like, “No,” and he pulled a gun.

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4. And it was tense.

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5. And then it was revealed Reagan had a wife and kid at home.

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6. And James Dean tried to hold the wife hostage.

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7. But Reagan beat him down and protected his family.

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8. Because peace through strength.

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9. Here’s the full episode.

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