The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 52

September 16, 1956: The Four Aces, Marion Marlowe, Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinatti Redlegs

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1956 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Ed begins show by thanking viewers for their cards and well wishes while he was recuperating from an auto accident.,
--The Fujiwara Opera Co. (Japanese opera group) - perform "Three Little Maids" (from "Madame Butterfly"), "Below" and "One Fine Day."

Segment with contenders for the World Series: the Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves and the Cincinnati Redlegs.
--Sports announcers Vin Scully, Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, George Bryson and Mark Scott are introduced.
--Vin Scully introduces individual members of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
--On film: Footage of a Japanese baseball game.
--Commercial for Mercury automobiles.
--Earl Gillespie introduces the Milwaukee Braves. Braves manager Fred Haney also appears.
--George Bryson introduces the individual Redlegs players (name was changed from "Reds" to "Redlegs" during '50's Red scare).
--The Four Aces (vocal quartet) - "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" & "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)."
--Ed thanks the guest hosts who filled in for him during his absence.
--Richard Hearne (British comedian, aka "Mr. Pastry") - plays a salesman in a sketch set in a drapery shop.
--Marion Marlowe - sings a medley of songs from "The King & I" ("Hello, Young Lovers," "Getting to Know You" and "I Have Dreamed")
--Commercial for Mercury automobiles.
--Harvest Moon Ball dancers - winners from various categories.
--On film: A clip from the movie "The Best Things in Life Are Free," which stars Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Sheree North and, as himself, Ed Sullivan.
--Carmen Basilio, the newly crowned welterweight champion, discusses his Sept. 12th fight with Johnny Saxton.
--Commercial for Mercury automobiles.
--Willie Hartack (jockey) is interviewed.
--Cameo: Lou Perini (Milwaukee Braves owner).
--The Goofers (comedy instrumental group) -"Pogo Stick."

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