The Ed Sullivan Show

July 1, 1956: "The John Huston Story" (A Salute to John Huston)

Season 8, Ep 41, Aired 7/1/56
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  • Episode Description
  • A Salute to John Huston --On film: Ed interviews John Huston & Gregory Peck on the set of "Moby Dick" --Gregory Peck (live on stge) appears with Ed & introduces a scene from "Moby Dick" (with Orson Welles) --On film: clip from "Moulon Rouge" --Split screen: Ed interviews Jose Ferrer --Jose Ferrer (on film?) - applies make up & transforms himself into Toulouse Letrec --Mary Astor & Peter Lorre - talk about John Huston --On film: clip from "The Maltese Falcon" --On film: clip of John Huston & Walter Huston receiving Academy Awards. --On film: clip from "Treasure of Sierra Madre" --John Huston walks on stage and introduces a film clip from "Battle of San Pietro" --Sketch: Edward G. Robinson and Ed Sullivan do a gangster-dialogue --On film: clip from "Key Largo" where Edward G. Robinson is cruel to a drunk woman. --Edward G. Robinson, John Huston, and Ed (on stage) introduce Lauren Bacall. --Lauren Bacall talks about how Humphrey Bogart & John Huston had a great collaboration. --On film: clip from "The African Queen" --Edward G. Robinson introduces Burl Ives. --On film: clip from "Moby Dick." --Burl Ives (live on stage) - plays guitar and sings "Blow Ye Winds," then sings "Life On The Rollin' Sea" --Gregory Peck - does a reading as Captain Ahab --Gregory Peck introduces his wife Verenique in audience Audience bows: Mrs. Walter Huston; Friedrich Ledebur, Mayor Frank Lawler; Mr. Reed (from the Herald Tribune); Vivian Blaine --Cameos: Billy Pearson (jockey & art expert) appears with Vincent Pricemoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Mary Astor

    Herself

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