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You Bet Your Life Volume 1

Four hilarious episodes of the classic TV quiz show on each DVD, featuring the wit of Groucho Marx.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, "You Bet Your Life" made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufacturers, the show featured two contestants working as a team to answer questions for cash prizes. Another mainstay of these question and answer segments was the paper mache duck that would descend from the ceiling with one hundred dollars in tow whenever a player uttered the "secret word." The quiz show aspect of "You Bet Your Life" was always secondary, to the clever back-and-forth between host and contestant, which found Groucho at his funniest. It's in these interview segments that "You Bet Your Life" truly makes its mark as one of early television's greatest programs.

Product Description:

"You Bet Your Life" was Groucho Marx's successful television quiz show, which ran during the 1950s and 1960s. Contestants answered questions, tried to guess the secret word, and were sitting targets for Groucho's incredibly quick wit. This is Volume One in a series of home releases of the show.

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Television / TV Series | Vintage

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Rating 4.0 Fun for the whole family Movie Lover: from mount dandenong, Victoria AU -- March, 18, 2008

Nice collection of 4 episodes of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life", sometimes known as "The Groucho Marx Show". A fun TV series, Groucho seemed perfectly suited to hosting a Game Show, and it's almost always very tasteful and classy. If you have seen and enjoyed his movies, I recommend this DVD. Even people who are not usually Groucho Marx fans seem to enjoy this show.


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  • Sales Rank: 8,375
  • UPC: 089218433596
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