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Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians (1953)

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In this entry of Columbia's Screen Snapshots series (Columbia production number 5858), Glenn Ford visits Ralph Staub to promote his latest Columbia film, and Staub shows him some filmed ... See full summary »

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Herself - Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore radio show (archive footage)
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In this entry of Columbia's Screen Snapshots series (Columbia production number 5858), Glenn Ford visits Ralph Staub to promote his latest Columbia film, and Staub shows him some filmed skits footage from some radio shows. The footage was from the Groucho Marx program and the Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore program, and was something less than 1953-current as one segment involved Carole Landis who had been deceased for a few years. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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14 May 1953 (USA)  »

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I'm just commenting on the Groucho Marx-Carole Landis segment I saw on VHS tape...
17 August 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I'm not reviewing the entire content of Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians, just one segment-that of Groucho Marx and Carole Landis singing "Song of the West". This silly song makes whimsical fun of country western music in front of an appreciative audience of either soldiers or sailors as they take a break from all the battles of World War II. My favorite line (and judging from the reactions of the audience, theirs too) was Groucho's "So let's put another cowboy on the fire". The reason I'm just commenting on this segment is because it's the only one from this short subject I've seen as presented on an old '80s Goodtimes VHS tape called Groucho and the Marx Brothers which also contains many trailers from their MGM movies (except for A Day at the Races), an "extra" presented as the trailer for Monkey Business (that's the one where the Four Marx Brothers audition with Maurice Chavalier imitations), another trailer for RKO's Room Service, a short film of Groucho and Harpo in a soapbox derby with Jackie Cooper, and a pilot film for the television version of "You Bet Your Life" which is a real-time document of the radio version before editing for later "transcription" on the air. It has some fascinating behind the scenes stuff involving announcer George Fenneman and producer John Guedel. Anyway, the Groucho-Landis segment is worth a look for Marx fans.


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