Trailers and Promotional Films
Monkey Business -- Promo
Monkey Business -- Trailer
Duck Soup -- Trailer
A Night At The Opera -- Trailer
Room Service -- Trailer
At The Circus -- Trailer
Go West -- Trailer
The Big Store -- Trailer
Selections from "The Mikado"
Groucho Marx first became interested in the work of Gilbert and Sullivan when it was introduced to him by Vaudeville colleague, Edward Metcalfe. (Metcalfe replaced Paul Yale in the Marxes' show, Home Again, playing the police detective who shakes Harpo's hand, causing the cutlery to fall out. He also appeared in their Broadway debut, I'll Say She Is!.) In 1960, Groucho was given the opportunity to fulfill a longtime ambition by starring as Ko Ko, Lord High Executioner, in the Bell Telephone Hour presentation of The Mikado on NBC television. Here are a couple of musical highlights from that program.
Here are some YouTube clips:
The Deputy Seraph
In 1959, the Marx Brothers came very close to an actual revival on television with their own "sitcom." The Deputy Seraph was intended to center on two novice angels (Harpo and Chico) whose job it would be to intercede in human problems. (Notice the similarity between this and a later Michael Landon program?) Their "chief," a.k.a., "The Deputy Seraph," was to be played by Groucho. Unfortunately, the pilot was never completed as the project was canceled due to the fact that it was discovered that Chico was suffering from arteriosclerosis and could not, therefore, be insured. He would die in two years.
All that remains of the pilot episode of The Deputy Seraph is about 15 minutes of raw footage, presented here.
Here is the version provided by Frank, when nobody had thought of YouTube:
Here is a version from YouTube: