Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with Noël's specially written title song "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows audiences ... See full summary »


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Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with Noël's specially written title song "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows audiences his rapid-fire recitatives of his own comic songs like Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Uncle Harry, Nina and The party's over now, the latter a duet with Mary Martin, and a medley of some of his more sentimental material. Martin shines on a medley of songs from her stage triumph "South Pacific", and a reprise of Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Together at the end, they do a lengthy and somewhat chaotic medley of old favorites. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Music




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22 October 1955 (USA)  »

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The CBS "Ford Star Jubilee Together with Music" opens in front of their center stage star dressing room doors, just two entertainers for an evening together with music, Mary Martin, wearing a dressing gown over her white full skirted, red tulle accented ball gown, and Noël Coward, a pale cream satin bath-robe over his signature black tuxedo, engage in conversation about their evening being America's first introduction to Noël's wit, prepared to act, sing, dance, compose music, write lyrics, in pairs or all at once. Repartee about their musical material being vocally beyond their range except the music suits each others temperamental capacities. "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time" signals their opening duet. The first live studio Ford commercial follows revealing a Ford Thunder Bird V-8 cut away engine with a pitch about the re-engineered V-8 4 barrel carburetor and spark plug innovations for the new line of '56 Ford cars. Drum roll, the first stage curtain parts, the second upstage curtain parts, then the third upstage curtain parts revealing Mary and Noël descending a grand curved floating stairway, reprising "Together with Music". Mary introduces Noël who sings a Scottish ballad he didn't write, Loch Lomand. Moving to camera right, commenting that "tonight, the New York stage hands will allow me to move my own scenery", Noël pulls a three fold bamboo framed scrolled screen, a stuffed parrot in the gold wire cage swinging from the screen panel top frame, onto stage performing "Nina" and "Begin the Beguine". Pushing the screen frame off camera, Noël introduces Mary's solo medley: Are the stars out tonight, I only have eyes for you, a toned down version of My heart belongs to Daddy - with the last riskier chorus dropped because of censorship. The second Ford commercial introduces the North Carolina Highway Safety Sheriff Major Charles A. Speed, who discusses the new safety Ford double door grip latch featured on the Ford convertible model, emphasizing safety features of a newly designed padded dash board, and the recessed spokes on the shaft of the steering wheel column. Mary and Noël exchange notes about their recent appearances; Mary performing in the musical "Peter Pan" and Noël's sold out Las Vegas Desert Inn cabaret concert engagement: leading into a reprise of 'Ninety minutes is a long, long time!'. A CBS network logo identification card at 38:19 minutes, followed by a third Ford Thunder Bird "film cartoon commercial". A New York Channel 2 logo station break-identification-screen card. Appearing solo center stage, Noël performs his favorites: I'll be seeing you again, Someday I'll find you, Room with a view, I'll follow my secret heart, the comic Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington, We must have music, his world weary Mad dogs and Englishmen and a cleaned up Harry. Mary takes solo center stage to perform a "South Pacific" medley: Dites-moi, Cockeyed Optimist, Some Enchanted Evening, Gonna wash that man right out of my hair and walk him on his way, Honey Bun, I'm as corny as Kansas and blueberry pie, I'm in love with a wonderful guy. Noël introduces a burlesque 'Madam Butterfly' comedy skit with Mary, in a kimono and a hand held fan, standing upon a Japanese bridge; at Mary's feet, an infant cross-leg seated baby (doll) leaning against the low arched wooden bridge railing. Singing new Coward lyrics to Puccini's "one fine day" aria in English, eaves-dropping Admiral Noël-Pinkerton lurking in the offstage wings, the baby doll tumbles over onto the stage floor. Handed a stage shepherd hook, Noël fishes for the dummy doll trying to hook the doll, when Mary jumps off the bridge cradling and saving the baby from Noël-Pinkerton's stage hook. The fourth live Ford commercial introduces a showcase of fabrics and materials, selected by Mary's couturier Main Bocher, for the range of interior automobile treatments for the new '56 Ford automobile model line. At the on stage Ford convertible, the pitchman lifts a French poodle from the front seat, demonstrating the ease in cleaning soiled upholstery in the new line of Ford cars. Appearing seated on the theatrical costume trunk in front of their center stage dressing room doors, the wall clock ticking time, Noël and Mary reprise Ninety minutes is a long, long time. Center stage, an eight foot long white tuxedo frame padded sofa is the only prop, Noël sings a number usually identified with his co-star, Deep in the Heart of Texas leading into a theme melody of Swanee. "A medley of old phonograph records we use to play": Jerome Kern's They didn't believe me, You are the loveliest, I'm going to tell them you are the only boy, They'll never believe me, It's Wonderful, Time on my hands, I'll never know what time it was, I wanted love, Anything goes, Dancing in the dark, closing with Shall We Dance. Mary and Noël clasp hands, turning, walking upstage to ascend the floating curved staircase. Closing credits fill the television screen announcing Noël's London producers Lance Hamilton and Charles Russell. See more »


Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Peggy King & Art Linkletter (1955) See more »


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