Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians (1953)

  |  Documentary, Short


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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Ralph Staub

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17 August 2007 | tavm
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| I'm just commenting on the Groucho Marx-Carole Landis segment I saw on VHS tape...
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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Release Date:

14 May 1953

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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