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The best of Groucho. [1957-12-19]

Author: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : NBC Television Network, [between 1962 and 1965?]
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : English : [Syndicated version]
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The format of this game show changed several times. Four or six contestants are selected from the audience and they play in pairs. In one format, the players start with a bank and choose questions from a category which they pick. Each question has a different monetary denomination; the difficulty rises with the amount. The team which wins the most money gets to participate in the bonus round. In another format, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television quiz shows
Nonfiction television programs
Game
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 45488768
Notes: Copyright: PUB 15Sep61; PA487-713.
Copyright notice on film: National Broadcasting Co., Inc. ; 1961.
Syndication title appears on copyright data sheet, along with original title; copyrighted under title: The best of Groucho. No. 57-11.
You bet your life started as a radio show in 1947 and was telecast from 10/5/1950 to 6/29/1961 on NBC. The title changed to The Groucho show for the last season, 9/22/1960 to 6/29/1961. The show was produced by the filming of a one-hour performance, which was edited into a thirty-minute program. During the summers, shows were rebroadcast under the title The best of Groucho. Only the introduction and the commercials were changed. Between approximately 1962 and 1965, NBC syndicated the series under the title The best of Groucho. Approximately three minutes were deleted from each show to allow for more commercials. Also, any indication of the original sponsors had to be removed so the programs were optically blown up. Shows from the first three seasons were not syndicated.
LC holds the syndicated version of the 12/19/1957 original broadcast of You bet your life; see MAVIS 63988 for more material.
Summary taken from NBC program analysis files, programs-sponsored [MI], from COR to DES; Schwartz, D. The encyclopedia of TV game shows, c1999, p. 268-269; and M/B/RS Acquisition files (Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History file (list of shows)).
NBC no. 57-11.
Sources used: The complete directory to prime time network TV shows, 1946-present, 1985, p. 937; TV film source book: series, serials & packages (domestic ed.), 1988, p. A-256; NBC program analysis files, programs-sponsored [MI], from COR to DES; Schwartz, D. The encyclopedia of TV game shows, c1999, p. 268-269; e-mail message from Matt Hickey, Actuality Productions, 5/4/2000; Marx, G. and H. Arce. The secret word is Groucho, p. 140-145; M/B/RS Acquisition files (Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History file (list of shows)).
Performer(s): Host: Groucho Marx.
Contestants: Angeline Papdakis and Joe Interliggi; Mitzi Lynn and Wild Red Berry.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy.
Other Titles: You bet your life.
You bet your life.
Responsibility: John Guedel Productions ; directed by Robert Dwan and Bernie Smith ; produced by John Guedel.

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The format of this game show changed several times. Four or six contestants are selected from the audience and they play in pairs. In one format, the players start with a bank and choose questions from a category which they pick. Each question has a different monetary denomination; the difficulty rises with the amount. The team which wins the most money gets to participate in the bonus round. In another format, the contestants have to answer four questions in a row correctly to win $1,000. One team advances to the $10,000 bonus round. On each show there is a secret word announced to the audience. If contestants mention it, a duck is lowered and they win cash.

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