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The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993)

A tribute to the lives and careers of the Marx Brothers utilizing rare archival footage and personal interviews.


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Credited cast:
Himself - Narrator
Maxine Marx ...
Herself - Chico's Daughter
Robert Fisher ...
Himself - Co-Author: 'Minnie's Boys'
Bill Marx ...
Himself - Harpo's Oldest Son
Robert Dwan ...
Himself - Director: 'You Bet Your Life' (as Bob Dwan)
George Fenneman ...
Himself - Announcer: 'You Bet Your Life'
Paul Wesolowski ...
Himself - Marx Brothers Historian
Herself - Groucho's Older Daughter (as Miriam Marx Allen)
Irving Brecher ...
Himself - Screenwriter-Director (as Irv Brecher)
Himself - Saturday Evening Post Photo Journalisit
John Guedel ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


Leslie Nielsen hosts this retrospective of the Marx Brothers, from their early career on stage to their post-film career in television. Their children and co-workers are interviewed, and numerous clips and rare footage being shown. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@cisunix.unh.edu>

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Release Date:

8 June 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bröderna Marx okända sidor  »

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1.33 : 1
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Unspectacular But Solid

Interesting documentary about the Marx Bros. The first half focuses on their early career and their movie heydays. It doesn't have any great revelations to make, but it's fun and insightful. The second half's of more interest to fans, covering their later years and TV lives. Some priceless footage of Groucho on "You Bet Your Life" and clips of Harpo and Chico in some of their post-movie ventures. Works well as either a nice introduction to their work, or as a nostalgia piece for already confirmed fans.

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