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Synopsis

The Marx Brothers became entertainment icons through a long and brilliant career on vaudeville and Broadway stages, and they sealed their immortality in a string of celebrated feature films. But the end of their film career was perfectly timed for a collision with the birth of television. The new medium provided Groucho, Chico and Harpo with unprecedented exposure — which meant, of course, an opportunity to bring laughter to millions of people all at once. It was as if live vaudeville was being beamed to the entire nation. For the next 20 years, the Marx Brothers' appearances on television — individually and together — included sitcoms, game shows, variety programs and even the occasional drama.

This first of its kind set — featuring long-lost material from the Marx Brothers' own collections — presents a broad and genuinely rare array of television work from the comedy legends, who still had plenty of laughs left in them after the movies. For Marx Brothers fans — and fans of comedy in general — this is truly must–see TV.

Over 50 Television Appearances:
GE Theater, The DuPont Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Dick Cavett Show, All Star Revue, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, Kraft Music Hall, The Red Skelton Hour, The RCA Victor Show, The Perry Como Show, The Arthur Murray Party, Championship Bridge, Celebrity Golf, Celebrity Billiards and many, many more!

Product Note

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Product Information

Discs

3

Run-time

10.5 hrs

Aspect Ratio ?

1.33:1

Color

Color/Black & White

Language

English

Region

1

Rating

Not Rated

Production Date Closed-Caption

No

Subtitles

-

Episodes

Episode Episode Title
1
The General Electric Theater: The Incredible Jewel Robbery (March 8, 1959) CBS
2
The Jack Benny Program (April 3, 1955) CBS
3
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (October 20, 1962) ABC
4
The College Bowl (March 26, 1951) ABC
5
Labatt's Beer Commercial # 1 (1960)
6
I've Got A Secret (April 21, 1954) CBS
7
All-Pure Evaporated Milk Commercial # 1 (Fall, 1951)
8
The Colgate Comedy Hour (March 30, 1952) NBC
9
All-Star Revue (October 4, 1952) NBC
10
All-Pure Evaporated Milk Commercial # 2 (Fall, 1951)
11
All Star Revue (October 4, 1952) NBC
12
Showtime (October 4, 1959) BBC
13
Foster's Freeze Commercial # 1 (Fall, 1951)
14
U.S. Royal Showcase (January 20, 1952) NBC
15
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (October 4, 1959) NBC
16
Labatt's Beer Commercial # 2 (1960)
17
Kraft Music Hall With Milton Berle (January 14, 1959) NBC
18
You Bet Your Life Stag Reel # 7 (1960 – 1961)
19
Showdown At Ulcer Gulch (1958)
20
The Marx Brothers Home Movie Collection
21
The Red Skelton Hour (September 25, 1962) CBS
22
The General Electric Theater: The Hold Out (January 14, 1962)
23
Celebrity Golf (April 23, 1961) NBC
24
Championship Bridge With Charles Goren (October 16, 1960) ABC
25
Groucho (July 1, 1965) ITV
26
The Colgate Comedy Hour (March 30, 1952) NBC
27
All-Pure Evaporated Milk Commercial # 3 (Fall, 1951)
28
RCA Victor Show (February 1, 1952) NBC
29
The Swift Show Wagon (May 21, 1955) NBC
30
All-Pure Evaporated Milk Commercial # 4 (Fall, 1951)
31
U.S. Royal Showcase (January 20, 1952) NBC
32
McCall's Magazine Commercial (May 1961)
33
The Colgate Comedy Hour (March 30, 1952) NBC
34
Labatt's Beer Commercial # 3 (1960)
35
The Perry Como Show (December 15, 1956) NBC
36
I've Got A Secret (May 3, 1961) CBS
37
Pepsi Cola Refreshment Musicale (November 27, 1957) NBC
38
The Sunday Spectacular: Inside Beverly Hills (#1) (January 29, 1956) NBC
39
The DuPont Show With June Allyson: A Silent Panic (December 22, 1960)
40
The Arthur Murray Party (November 16, 1953) NBC
41
The DuPont Show Of The Week: The Wonderful World Of Toys (November 12, 1961) NBC
42
Who Said That? (May 10, 1955) ABC
43
Labatt's Beer Commercial # 4 (1960)
44
The Colgate Comedy Hour (March 30, 1952)
45
Foster's Freeze Commercial # 2 (Fall, 1951)
46
The Sunday Spectacular: Inside Beverly Hills (#2) (January 29, 1956)
47
I've Got A Secret (August 17, 1955)
48
All-Pure Evaporated Milk Commercial # 5 (Fall, 1951)
49
The Jackie Gleason Show (October 14, 1967)
50
Celebrity Billiards (July 19, 1968)
51
Candid Camera (May 14, 1961)
52
The Martha Raye Show (April 17, 1956)
53
The Dick Cavett Show (March 20, 1970)
54
Right Guard Commercial (1971)
55
Skidoo Trailer (1968)
56
Beds (1976)
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The Marx Brothers TV Collection

TITLE NAME
Actor Groucho Marx
Actor Harpo Marx
Actor Chico Marx
Notable Guest Star Bing Crosby
Notable Guest Star Bob Hope
Notable Guest Star Dinah Shore
Notable Guest Star Edie Adams
Notable Guest Star Jack Benny
Notable Guest Star Orson Bean
Notable Guest Star Red Skelton
Notable Guest Star Perry Como
Notable Guest Star Ernie Kovacs
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