STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE {PETER USTINOV, MIKE NICHOLS, ELAINE MAY, MARGARET O'BRIEN, JERRY VALE} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy/variety shows hosted by Steve Allen. Highlights of this program include the following: in the "Man in the Street" segment, Louis Nye, Don Knotts, and Tom Poston offer their New Year's resolutions to Steve Allen; the host announces the marriage of Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence; he makes predictions for 1958; Martha Davis and Spouse perform "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"; Allen imagines what it would be like to raise a daughter (portrayed by Margaret O'Brien); he performs "But I Haven't Got Him," accompanied by the orchestra; comedy duo Mike Nichols and Elaine May perform a routine about an egotistical disc jockey interviewing a young female star; Peter Ustinov performs an impersonation of a German music teacher who speaks very little English; the "Coming Attractions Girl" enters with a book of pictures of the stars of the following week's show; Jerry Vale sings "Pretend You Don't See Her"; and Steve Allen looks ahead to New Year's Eve around the world with Peter Ustinov, who portrays various reporters covering the events going on in Times Square, London, Paris, and Moscow. Includes commercials and promos.

("The Steve Allen Show" was telecast on NBC from 1956-1959. Retitled "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show," it ran on NBC from 1959-1960.)

(Network affiliation varies. As "The Steve Allen Show," this program also aired on CBS from 1950-1952 and as "The New Steve Allen Show" on ABC in 1961.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: December 29, 1957 Sunday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:38
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:03208
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1956-1960; ABC - 1961; Syndication - 1962-1964
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Coldene cold medicine^TV - Commercials - Greyhound bus service^TV - Commercials - Look magazine/Coldene cold medicine^TV - Commercials - Johnson's Pride furniture wax^TV - Promos - "All Star Jazz Concert"

CREDITS

    • Skitch Henderson … Conductor
    • Steve Allen … Host, Instrumentalist, Piano
    • Gene Rayburn … Announcer
    • Jerry Vale … Singer
    • Martha Davis … Singers, Instrumentalists, Pianist and Bassist
    • Mike Nichols … Performer
    • Elaine May … Performer
    • Peter Ustinov … Performer
    • Margaret O'Brien … Performer
    • Tom Poston … Cast
    • Louis Nye … Cast
    • Don Knotts … Cast