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Title The Marx Brothers TV collection [(DVD) videorecording] / executive producer ; DVD producer Robert S. Bader.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, [2014]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F MARX BRO    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 630 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical rda
24 fps rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Television program
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1.
Language In English.
Cast The Marx Brothers: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx.
Note Material previously broadcast on television between 1951-1976.
"Over 50 television appearances"--Box.
Includes accompanying booklet with DVD production notes, program listings, and essay 'On your Marx, Get TV set, Go!' by Robert S. Bader.
Audience "Not rated: for all audiences"--Box.
Summary 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.
Contents Disc 1. The General Electric Theater: The incredible jewel robbery (March 8, 1959 ; CBS) ; The Jack Benny Program (April 3, 1955 ; CBS) ; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (October 20, 1962 ; ABC) ; The College Bowl (March 26, 1951 ; ABC) ; Bonus TV clips ; Bonus short films -- Disc 2. The Red Skelton Hour (September 25, 1962 : CBS) ; The General Electric Theater: The hold out (January 14, 1962) ; Celebrity golf (April 23, 1961 ; NBC) ; Championship bridge with Charles Goren (October 16, 1960 ; ABC) ; Groucho (July 1, 1965 : ITV) ; Bonus TV clips -- Disc 3. The DuPont Show with June Allyson: a silent panic (December 22, 1960) ; The Arthur Murray Party (November 16, 1953 ; NBC) ; The DuPont Show of the Week: the wonderful world of toys (November 12, 1961 ; NBC) ; Who said that? (May 10, 1955 : ABC) ; Bonus TV clips ; Bonus short films.
Subject Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977.
Marx, Chico, 1887-1961.
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964.
Comedy films -- Videodiscs.
Television quiz shows -- Videodiscs.
Television programs -- Videodiscs.
Television comedies -- Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977, actor.
Marx, Chico, 1887-1961, actor.
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964, actor.
Shout! Factory (Firm), film distributor.
Standard No. 826663149487
Music No. SF14948 Shout! Factory
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