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

Episode Recap

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 Price

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