Part one of two. The fifteenth anniversary of this series of variety programs presided over by Ed Sullivan. This special program includes the following segments from previous programs: a scene from "Mister Roberts" with Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon (1955); Gertrude Lawrence sings a snippet from "I Whistle a Happy Tune" from "The King and I" with Richard Rodgers at the piano and Oscar Hammerstein II looking on (1951); Gary Cooper and Rod Steiger in a scene from "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell" (1955); Sullivan sings "Sweet Adeline" with Gary Cooper, with Louis Armstrong on trumpet; in Utah, Sullivan talks with Raoul Walsh and Clark Gable; Walt Disney and Donald Duck demonstrate animation techniques to Sullivan at the Disney studio (1953); Jack Benny asks Sullivan the secret of his success (1954); Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters are shown in a scene from "The Night of the Hunter"; Phil Silvers clowns with Bing Crosby (1956); Jackie Gleason and Art Carney appear in a bakery sketch with (1952); Fred Astaire dances and sings to "That Face" (1957); Helen Hayes talks about her role in "Victoria Regina" (1951); Red Skelton is shown in a doctor pantomime (1956); Cole Porter recalls his first flop in 1916 (1952); Maurice Chevalier and Sophie Tucker sing "I Remember It Well" from "Gigi" (1958); the Moiseyev Dancers; Charles Laughton does a Bible reading; Jimmy Durante and Sonny King sing "Baby Mine" (1958); Elvis Presley sings "Hound Dog" (1956); from "Camelot," Robert Goulet sings a snippet from "If Ever I Would Leave You" and Richard Burton and Julie Andrews sing "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" (1961). Includes commercials. Continues with T77:0295.

(Series title varies; as above, 1955-1971; as "The Toast of the Town," 1948-1955.)


  • DATE: June 23, 1963 Sunday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:27:53
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0294
  • GENRE: Variety
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1955-1971
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Kent cigarettes^TV - Commercials - Revlon products ^


  • Bob Precht … Producer
  • Jack McGeehan … Associate Producer
  • Tim Kiley … Director
  • Ray Bloch … Music by
  • Hugh Lambert … Choreographer
  • Ed Sullivan … Host
  • Henry Fonda … Guest
  • James Cagney … Guest
  • Jack Lemmon … Guest
  • Gertrude Lawrence … Guest
  • Richard Rodgers … Guest
  • Oscar Hammerstein II … Guest
  • Gary Cooper … Guest
  • Louis Armstrong … Guest
  • Raoul Walsh … Guest
  • Clark Gable … Guest
  • Walt Disney … Guest
  • Jack Benny … Guest
  • Jackie Gleason … Guest
  • Art Carney … Guest
  • Red Skelton … Guest
  • Helen Hayes … Guest
  • Elvis Presley … Guest
  • Robert Goulet … Guest
  • Julie Andrews … Guest
  • Richard Burton … Guest
  • Moiseyev Dancers … Dance Company