MOREY AMSTERDAM SHOW, THE {MARY RAYE AND NALDI, VIC DAMONE, JACQUELINE SUSANN} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy variety programs hosted by Morey Amsterdam. Amsterdam opens this installment with a monologue about a recent vacation to Florida, followed by the nonsense song, "Yak-a-Puk." Art Carney then enters as slow-witted waiter Charlie Newton, who imitates different kinds of trees. Next, the elegant dance team of Mary Raye and Naldi perform a graceful, gravity-defying routine. Cigarette girl Jackie (Jacqueline Susann) regales Amsterdam with her addled account of a baseball game, making way for crooner Vic Damone, who sings "So In Love." Amsterdam again takes the stage, where he alternates wisecracks with passages on his cello. The program concludes with a brief melodrama featuring Amsterdam as the hissable villain, Damone as the winsome hero, and Carney as the mustachioed damsel in distress. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: DuMont
  • DATE: April 28, 1949 Thursday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:30
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0933
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: DuMont - TV series, 1949-1950
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Du Mont television sets

CREDITS

    • Morey Amsterdam … Producer
    • David P. Lewis … Director
    • Johnny Guarnieri … Conductor
    • Johnny Guarnieri Orchestra, The … Music Group
    • Morey Amsterdam … Host
    • Don Russell … Announcer
    • Mary Raye … Performer, Dancer
    • Naldi … Performer, Dancer
    • Vic Damone … Performer, Singer
    • Jacqueline Susann … Cast, Jackie
    • Art Carney … Cast