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"
Music:
--Eddie Fisher sings a medley of Al Jolson songs: "April Showers" and "My Mammy."
--Eddie Fisher - "A Man Chases A Girl (Until She Catches Him)" with backing vocals by an unseen Debbie Reynolds.
--Teresa Brewer sings "I've Got A Crush On You" and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?"
--The West Point Glee Club - "America The Beautiful."
Also appearing:
--Marge & Gower Champion (dancers) - "Let's Dance" and "Meetin' Time" production numbers.
--On-stage bows: Dianne Foster, Robert Francis, Kim Novak, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara and Marty Maher.
--Maureen O'Hara (actress) talks to Ed about her new movie "The Long Gray Line," followed by a clip from the film (which also stars Tyrone Power.)
--General Jacob L. Devers makes a patriotic speech.
--Audience bow: Marty Maher (writer of the book "Bring Up The Brass" and the subject of the movie "The Long Gray Line") is invited on stage by Maureen O'Hara.
--Audience bows: Rod Steiger (actor), Jack Cohn (Columbia Pictures president), and Carol Haney (dancer).
Filmed segments:
--Clips from memorable "Columbia Pictures" movies: "It Happened One Night" (1934, with Claudette Colbert & Clark Gable), "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936, with Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur), "Gilda" (1946, with Rita Hayworth singing and dancing), "Born Yesterday" (1950, with Judy Holliday & Broderick Crawford), "From Here To Eternity" (1953, scene with Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr rolling in the surf), "The Caine Mutiny" (1954, with Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer and Van Johnson) and "On The Waterfront" (1954, with Marlon Brando & Rod Steiger).

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