The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 41

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

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)

A Salute to producer-director John Huston.

--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).


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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