The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 1

September 25, 1955: 'Night of the Hunter' cast, Red Skelton, Pearl Bailey, Rocky Marciano, Lily Pons

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September 25, 1955: 'Night of the Hunter' cast, Red Skelton, Pearl Bailey, Rocky Marciano, Lily Pons
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Drama:
--Lillian Gish introduces four scenes from the movie "Night of the Hunter." The movie's stars, Peter Graves, Shelly Winters and Robert Mitchum, perform live reenactments from the movie.
Comedy:
--Red Skelton does a physical comedy boxing routine (after talking with boxer Rocky Marciano).
Music:
--Pearl Bailey sings "Toot Toot Toosie Goodbye" and "Something's Gotta Give."
--Lily Pons (soprano) performs a song from "Carmen" while Pearl Bailey gives a humorous commentary.
--Lily Pons - "Blue Danube."
--Obernkirchen Children's Choir (from Germany) perform "The Cuckoo Cries," "Brahms's Lullaby" and "The Happy Wanderer."
Sports figures:
--Heavyweight Boxing Champ Rocky Marciano is interviewed by Ed.
--Baseball All-Stars Of 1955: Duke Snider (Brooklyn Dodgers), Roy Campanella (Dodgers), Don Newcombe (Dodgers), Willie Mays (NY Giants), Early Wynn (Cleveland Indians), Robin Roberts (Philadelphia Phillies), Mickey Vernon (Washington Senators), Del Webb (Yankee co-owner)
Also appearing:
--George Raft, in a cameo appearance, shakes hands with Pearl Bailey.

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    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

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    Ed Sullivan

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    Ralph Paul

    Ralph Paul

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    Art Hannes

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    Robert Mitchum

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    Charles Laughton

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    Rocky Marciano

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    Shelley Winters

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    Pearl Bailey

    Pearl Bailey

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