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The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 41

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

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 01, 1956 on CBS
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July 1, 1956: "The John Huston Story" (A Salute to John Huston)
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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).

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