Did You Know?
Because of extensive last-minute streamlining by producer Jerry Wald
, this may have been the only Academy Awards Ceremony to actually end earlier then scheduled, by almost twenty minutes. As co-host Jerry Lewis
and several other celebrities gallantly tried everything they could to improvise and fill the extra time, NBC cut the broadcast short to air a short film about target shooting until the next scheduled program aired, which in most cases was the local news. See more
"A Certain Smile"
Written by Sammy Fain
and Paul Francis Webster
Performed by John Raitt See more