Video: 'The Phil Silvers Show Season 1 Episode 9 Eating Contest'
(Tuesday, November 15, 1955, 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) — Bilko discovers that the G.I. he’s sponsoring in an eating contest only eats when he’s miserable on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series You’ll Never Get Rich.
In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 53 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.
(Friday, November 11, 1955, 4:00 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower returned to Washington today to a roaring “welcome home” from thousands of well wishers, nearly seven weeks after suffering a serious heart attack while on vacation in Denver.
(Wednesday, November 3, 1955, 8:30 p.m. EST) — Guys and Dolls, a musical film about a big-city gambler who bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl, premiered tonight at the Capitol in New York City.
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.
(Wednesday, October 26, 1955, 9:30 a.m. EST) — Rebel Without a Cause, a drama film about an alienated teenager who tries to handle life’s troubles and an apron-wearing dad, opened this morning at the Astor in New York City.
Directed by Nicholas Ray, the film starred James Dean (who had died in a car crash Sept. 30, 1955), Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.
Video: 'NAT KING COLE "Walking My Baby Back Home" on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, October 23, 1955, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Nat “King” Cole performed “Walking My Baby Back Home” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.
(Saturday, October 15, 1955, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Grand Ole Opry, a live monthly television series featuring leading Opry cast members and guest stars from the country or pop fields, debuted tonight on ABC.
(Monday, October 10, 1955, evening EDT) — Oklahoma!, a musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, premiered tonight before an invitation-only audience at the Rivoli Theatre in New York.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, the film starred Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame. Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore and Shirley Jones. It was the first feature film photographed in the Todd-AO 70 mm widescreen process.