Marx Brothers TV

by bderoes | created - 26 Aug 2017 | updated - 13 Dec 2017 | Public

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1. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Incredible Jewel Robbery (1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Jewel thieves Chico and Harpo Marx disguised as Groucho plan the perfect crime. Groucho appears as himself at the end in a police line up.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Benny Rubin, Joy Rogers

Votes: 27

disc 1

2. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Is a Contestant (1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

When Jack learns that the jackpot on Groucho Marx's television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" has risen to a whopping $3,000, he sneaks onto the show as a contestant, by wearing a disguise.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 28

disc 1

3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962–1963)
Episode: The Musicale (1962)


Senator Smith mistakes Harpo for a famous French pianist and invites him to play at the White House.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Fess Parker, Sandra Warner, Stan Irwin, Red Foley

Votes: 6

disc 1

4. The College Bowl (1950–1951)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Chico Ravelli runs a soda shop near a college campus, where the students hang out, exchange wisecracks, and sing.

Stars: Chico Marx, Stanley Prager, Jimmy Brock, Kenny Buffert

Votes: 11

disc 1

5. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 368

disc 1, clip only April 21, 1954

9. The U.S. Royal Showcase (1952– )

Comedy, Music

Live show with three different acts, i.e., a star comedian, a star singer and an aspiring comedian.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Ben Grauer, Bert Lahr, Jack Carson

disc 1, clip only disc 2, clip only Jan 20, 1952

11. You Bet Your Life (1950–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation.

Stars: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods

Votes: 547

disc 1 Stag Reel 7

14. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Hold-Out (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

When his daughter Margie announces her intention to marry young Fred Judson, John Graham is disturbed. He believes the couple is too young for marriage and, more importantly, unprepared for... See full summary »

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Groucho Marx, Dennis Hopper, Fred Clark

Votes: 11

disc 2

15. Celebrity Golf (1960– )

30 min | Family, Sport

Originally aired in 1960, this celebrity golf match pitted golf legend Sam Snead with the stars of Hollywood in a 9 hole match for charity. Harry Von Zell is the host and commentator of the... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Milton Berle, Jack Carson

Votes: 12

disc 2 April 23, 1961

16. Championship Bridge with Charles Goren (1959–1964)

30 min | Sport

Charles Goren and announcer Alex Dreier host a bridge match featuring two pairs of top bridge players. Occasionally a celebrity who plays bridge is one of the four participants. The winning... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Goren, Alex Dreier

Votes: 8

disc 2 October 16, 1960

17. Groucho (1965– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Groucho in stand up comedy and meeting and greeting the British public with a casual version of 'You bet your life'. Keith Fordyce is on hand to explain any language colloquialisms which often lead to hysterical situations.

Stars: Groucho Marx, Keith Fordyce, Glenna Forster-Jones

disc 2

19. The Swift Show Wagon with Horace Heidt and the American Way (1955– )

30 min | Music

Hosted by bandleader Horace Heidt, this was a variety and talent show that originated from a different state each week and featured entertainers from the location where the show was ... See full summary »

Stars: Horace Heidt, Suzan Ball, Frankie Carle, Art Carney

disc 2, clip only May 21, 1955

disc 2, clip only

22. Inside Beverly Hills (1956 TV Special)

90 min | News

NBC special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Beverly Hills hosted by Art Linkletter with tours of star homes, live entertainment, and comedy sketches.

Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Lita Baron, Rory Calhoun, Sue Casey, Charles J. Correll

disc 2, clip only disc 3, clip only

23. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)
Episode: A Silent Panic (1960)

30 min | Drama

A deaf-mute witnesses a murder but is unable to tell the police what he knows. Meanwhile the killer and his accomplice seek to find the deaf-mute in order to eliminate him.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Harpo Marx, Ernest Truex, Bert Freed, John Banner

Votes: 16

disc 3

26. Who Said That? (1948–1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

Quiz show with the panelists being read a quotation in the news and they had to identify the person uttering it. In addition to the panelists listed, famous people frequently appeared to ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Trout, John Cameron Swayze, H.V. Kaltenborn, Bob Considine

disc 3 May 10, 1955

disc 3, clip only

disc 3, clip only October 12, 1968

30. Candid Camera (I) (1960–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Durward Kirby, Sid Ramin, Dorothy Collins

Votes: 343

disc 3, clip only May 14, 1961

32. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 543

disc 3, clip only March 20, 1970

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