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 producer-director John Huston.Guests:--Jose Ferrer is interviewed by Ed (via split-screen).--Edward G. Robinson and Ed Sullivan do a gangster sketch.--Edward G. Robinson, John Huston, and Ed introduce Lauren Bacall.--Lauren Bacall talks of how Humphrey Bogart collaborated with John Huston on "The African Queen."--Burl Ives (folk singer) performs "Blow Ye Winds" and "Eddystone Light."--Gregory Peck - does a reading as Captain Ahab.--Gregory Peck introduces his wife Veronique in audience.--Vincent Price (actor) and Billy Pearson (jockey), who competed against each other as art experts on the "$64,000 Challenge," appear together in a sketch.--Audience bows: Mrs. Walter Huston (Walter Huston's mother); Friedrich von Ledebur (actor); Mayor Frank Lawler; Mr. Whitelaw Reid (of the New York Herald Tribune); and Vivian Blaine (actress-singer). Filmed segments:--Ed interviews John Huston & Gregory Peck on the set of "Moby Dick" (segment probably from the November 21, 1954 "Toast of the Town").--John and Walter Huston receiving Academy Awards for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."--Clips from Jon Huston's movies: "Moby Dick" (1956), "Moulin Rouge" (1952), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), "San Pietro" (1945 documentary), "The African Queen" (1951) and "Key Largo" (1948).moreless

  • 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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