The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

MGM's 30th Anniversary Tribute 

For MGM's 30th Anniversary, Ed Sullivan broadcasts from Television City in Hollywood featuring some of MGM's biggest stars. The program includes clips of their most popular films, as well as recreated scenes and songs from their films.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ed Sullivan ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Adorée ... Melisande in 'The Big Parade' (archive footage)
June Allyson ... Mary Walling in 'Executive Suite' (archive footage)
Desi Arnaz ... Himself
Fred Astaire ... Himself
Lucille Ball ... Herself
John Barrymore ... Baron Felix in 'Grand Hotel' (archive footage)
Lionel Barrymore ... Himself
Wallace Beery ... Bill in 'Min and Bill' (archive footage)
Ann Blyth ... Herself - Guest
Francis X. Bushman ... Messala in 'Ben-Hur' (archive footage)
Louis Calhern ... Buffalo Bill Cody in 'Annie Get Your Gun' (archive footage)
Cyd Charisse ... Herself
Paul Douglas ... Josiah Dudley in 'Executive Suite' (archive footage)
Marie Dressler ... Min in 'Min and Bill' / Carlotta Vane in 'Dinner at Eight' (archive footage)
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Storyline

For MGM's 30th Anniversary, Ed Sullivan broadcasts from Television City in Hollywood featuring some of MGM's biggest stars. The program includes clips of their most popular films, as well as recreated scenes and songs from their films.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lionel Barrymore had difficulty walking later in life, which accounts for the fact that he does not enter with the other MGM stars in the opening number, and why he is discovered sitting in the screening room after the first clips segment. See more »

Goofs

During the Mercury spot, Sullivan is looking into the wrong camera. See more »

Connections

Features Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobbin' Women
Written by Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Howard Duff and The Brothers
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