Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 22

February 6, 1955: The Columbia Pictures Story

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 1955 on CBS
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February 6, 1955: The Columbia Pictures Story
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"The Columbia Pictures Story" with guests:

--Maureen O'Hara (actress) - talks to Ed about her movie "The Long Grey Line" followed by a clip from the film. (Film also stars Tyrone Power.)
--Eddie Fisher - "April Showers," "Mammy" & "A Man Chases A Girl" (backed up by an unseen Debbie Reynolds)
--Teresa Brewer - sings "I've Got A Crush On You" & "How Come You Do Me Like You Do"
--Marge & Gower Champion (dancers) - "Let's Dance" & "Meetin' Time" (song & dance)
--Actors appearing together on stage: Diane Foster, Robert Francis, Kim Novak, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara & Merty Maher. (Note: Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Harry Carey Jr., and Gloria Krieger were also scheduled to appear but they are not mentioned on the transcript.)
--General Jacob L. Devers & Merty Maher (writer of the book "Bring Up The Brass") are brought on stage with O'Hara. General Devers makes a patriotic speech.
--The West Point Glee Club - "America The Beautiful"
--Audience bows: Rod Steiger; Jack Cohn (Columbia Pictures president); Carol Haney

Film clips: --"It Happened One Night" clip with Claudette Colbert & Clark Gable where Gable undresses --"Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" clip with Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur --"Gilda" clip with Rita Hayworth singing and dancing --"Born Yesterday" clip with Judy Holliday & Broderick Crawford --"From Here To Eternity" clip where Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr roll in the surf. Also: Montgomery Clift & Frank Sinatra --"The Caine Mutiny" clip with Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson --"On The Waterfront" clip with Marlon Brando & Rod Steiger

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    Bern Bennett

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    Teresa Brewer

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