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10 Great Seconds – The final Marx Brothers

February 12, 2012

Thanks to “News From Me” for finding this. This is the last time the three Marx Brothers appeared on screen together. Shortly after this, Chico’s health deteriorated and, though they were planning to shoot a TV pilot, it never came to be.

Here’s the setup – the clip’s from a TV show starring Chico and Harpo (no Groucho in the credits) as inept crooks, in a mostly silent 30 minute show. They get caught, they’re in the police line-up, and here’s the last 25 seconds of the show, with its only line of dialogue:

How awesome is that – you’re watching TV in 1959, and there’s a Marx Bros reunion that no one knew was coming!

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