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YOU BET YOUR LIFE

 You Bet Your Life

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You Bet Your Life
Comedy
Quiz (1947 - 56)

It's a good chance that everyone who knows about old time radio knows about Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life. If I said what dropped down with the secret word, you'd say "Duck." Of course, that wasn't on radio that you saw the duck.

Groucho Marx hides behind the famous wheelBut everything else from the TV show was first developed for the old time radio show, and the saga of the show's development and rise in popularity is rich indeed. John Dunning's great On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio details it in depth, but suffice it to say that Groucho Marx didn't want to do it, the radio brass didn't think it would work, and the only reason it got on the air was a man named John Guedel.

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"I figured he'd be great working with people out of an audience," Guedel recounted. "When people were being funny, Groucho could be the perfect straight man, when the people played it straight, Groucho couldn't miss with his own comedy." Groucho Marx with signature cigar at microphoneSometimes, even the obvious has to be proved. The studio brass were unsure. Groucho himself had to be convinced it would work, and he had tried much more hair-brained schemes to make a buck in his films. Just ask Rufus T. Firefly. And everybody knew the man could deliver a line when it was written, and he had a lightning wit. Could it work live on radio with an audience hanging on every word, with rank amateurs playing along?

George Fenneman was Groucho Marx Master of Ceremonies, with Mike Wallace doing the commercials for Elgin-American. The contestants were absolutely real audience members, but the show's staff would pair r them in a novel or interesting way, such as by occupation, opposites in age, etc. And the talk was absolutely spontaneous, although the show was edited to keep the best lines. Was Groucho's great career in showbiz dedicated to being brash and getting off great lines? You Bet Your Life!

See also Groucho Marx Collection. See also: Better Half, Vox Pop, People are Funny, The Game Show Collection, Guess Who, Twenty Questions,It Pays to Be Ignorant, Quiz Kids, and Information .

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 50 shows - total playtime 23 hours 38 minutes

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You Bet Your Life 500104 Tree
You Bet Your Life 500111 Milk
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You Bet Your Life 500125 Sky
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You Bet Your Life 500208 Bread
You Bet Your Life 500215 Sugar
You Bet Your Life 500222 Table
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You Bet Your Life 500308 Heart
You Bet Your Life 500315 Water
You Bet Your Life 500322 Money
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You Bet Your Life 500531 Book
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You Bet Your Life 501122 Table
You Bet Your Life 501129 Book
You Bet Your Life 501206 Hair
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You Bet Your Life 501227 Smile
You Bet Your Life 510103 Chair

Volume 2: 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 6 minutes

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You Bet Your Life 510207 Shoe
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You Bet Your Life 511128 Name
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You Bet Your Life 520326 Table
You Bet Your Life 520402 Chair

Volume 3: 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 4 minutes

You Bet Your Life 520409 Sign
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You Bet Your Life 520423 Spoon
You Bet Your Life 520430 Door
You Bet Your Life 520507 House
You Bet Your Life 520514 Age
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You Bet Your Life 520604 Clothes
You Bet Your Life 520611 Paper
You Bet Your Life 520917 Chair
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You Bet Your Life 521001 Tree
You Bet Your Life 521015 Water
You Bet Your Life 521022 Table
You Bet Your Life 521029 Heart
You Bet Your Life 521105 Light
You Bet Your Life 521112 Clock
You Bet Your Life 521119 Smile
You Bet Your Life 521126 Door
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You Bet Your Life 540217 Clock
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Volume 4: 27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 14 minutes

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You Bet Your Life 590119 Voice Radio Preempted Tv Show
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You Bet Your Life 591005 Street
You Bet Your Life 591012 Book
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You Bet Your Life 591026 Book
You Bet Your Life 591228 Shoe

 


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