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Groucho Marx - You Bet Your Life
Groucho Marx - You Bet Your Life
Actor: Groucho Marx
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2003     5hr 0min

Groucho Marx is one of many stars to make a radio broadcast their debut, only to move to TV once the radio show reached popularity. But Marx didn't go the usual route with a sitcom or talk show; rather, he made a name for ...  more »

     
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Actor: Groucho Marx
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/12/2003
Original Release Date: 02/12/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 02/12/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Groucho at His Best
Tad Ulrich | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's some classic Groucho on this DVD. If you've never seen or heard Groucho before, this is a great place to start.

This DVD is released by Echo Bridge entertainment and published by Platinum DVD. The cover incorrectly states there are 12 classic shows over 4 hours. Actually there are 14 shows and 6 hours of entertainment. The picture quality is quite good for the most part and includes all those DeSoto commercials. They are an interesting novelty at first but it wasn't long before I found myself fast forwarding through them.

This DVD contains one of You Bet Your Life's most side splittingly hilarious episodes, the one featuring Albert Hall, the printer's devil from Kansas. It's included in Scene section 5. Groucho's ability to maintain control of often awkward situations was truly remarkable.

There are not a lot of extras included in this package, but what is here is classic Groucho and is more than enough to warrant the price of admission. So sit back with some popcorn and enjoy one of the all time great comedians, the one, the only...GROUCHO!!
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Here's Groucho!
Ron Wise | Cleveland, MS USA | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think this is the set I recently bought. It contains 12 episodes with good picture quality and sound. And it also contains vintage commercials that are worth the price of admission. See rare Desoto commercials with Groucho and even some commercials with Harpo and Chico. This is a great way to get 12 episodes of You Bet Your Life at a low price."
Excellent Value
trumpetisking | MA | 06/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent shows, fair transfer. Overall an excellent value with only one duplicate from the 2 much more expensive Groucho collections. Get it."
The Secret Word Is "Classic"
Joseph | Boston, MA | 01/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

""You Bet Your Life" was one of the first television game shows to have been filmed in advance, allowing it to become the first game show to have it's reruns syndicated to local stations after it's network run ended in 1961.

Perhaps the best part of this DVD is that only two of the thirteen episodes included were from the syndication package (which was known as "The Best Of Groucho"), and that most of the other episodes were not only in their original NBC broadcast format, but also included vintage commercials for the show's longtime sponsor DeSoto, a long-gone automobile make that was manufactured by Chrysler Corporation.

For the most part, the shows in this collection are presented the way millions of viewers saw them in the 1950's.

Fans of Groucho, the Marx Brothers, classic television and/or TV game shows in general will want to pick-up this DVD. It is an inexpensively-priced introduction to one of the most hilarious programs from the "Golden Age Of Television". If you like this DVD, you can then come back to Amazon and order "'You Bet Your Life': The Best Episodes" and "'You Bet Your Life': The Lost Episodes"."