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Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life Episode – Secret Word “Chair” (1954)

1954 www.amazon.com thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The interviews were occasionally so memorable that the contestants became celebrities: “nature boy” well being advocate Robert Bootzin hapless Mexican laborer Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez and his offhandedly comic remarks a witty housewife named Phyllis Diller author Ray Bradbury blues singer and pianist Gladys Bentley strongman Paul Anderson. John Barbour and Ronnie Schell all appeared as contestants although working on the fringes of the entertainment industry. Harland Sanders, who talked about his “finger-lickin’” recipe for fried chicken which he parlayed into the “Kentucky Fried Chicken” chain of restaurants, once appeared as a contestant. A guest purporting to be a wealthy Arabian prince was truly writer William Peter Blatty Groucho saw through the disguise, stating “You are no much more a prince than I am simply because I have an Arabian horse and I know what they look like”. Blatty won 000 and utilised the leave of absence the money afforded him to write The Exorcist. No 1 in the audience knew who contestant Daws Butler was until he began speaking in Huckleberry Hound’s voice. He and his partner went on to win the leading prize of 000. Cajun politician Dudley J. LeBlanc, a Louisiana state senator, demonstrated his winning style at giving campaign speeches in French. General Omar Bradley was teamed with an army private, and Marx goaded the private into telling Bradley almost everything that was wrong with the army. Expert wrestler Wild
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Dragnet (1954) (Amazon.com Exclusive)

Dragnet (1954) (Amazon.com Exclusive)

Dragnet, one of TV’s most famous and innovative series from the 1950′s, comes to colorful life in a classic full-length feature. As Sgt. Joe Friday, Jack Webb recreates his memorable portrayal of a Los Angeles cop – “Just the facts, Ma’am” – in this

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