You Bet Your Life, Volume 2
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Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, "You Bet Your Life" made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufacturers, the show featured two contestants working as a team to answer questions for cash prizes. Another mainstay of these question and answer segments was the paper mache duck that would descend from the ceiling with one hundred dollars in tow whenever a player uttered the "secret word." The quiz show aspect of "You Bet Your Life" was always secondary, to the clever back-and-forth between host and contestant, which found Groucho at his funniest. It's in these interview segments that "You Bet Your Life" truly makes its mark as one of early television's greatest programs.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.75 x 0.53 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 2233310
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
- Run time : 30 minutes
- Release date : May 25, 2004
- Actors : Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods, Joe Gold
- Studio : Alpha Video
- ASIN : B00015HX7W
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #152,904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Far too many 'YOU BET YOUR LIFE" DVDs are just re-hashes of the same episodes that have appeared on other DVDs, and VHS tapes, repackaged with different artwork and names for the covers, some leaving out some episodes to cash in on the interest in "YOU BET YOUR LIFE" episodes by splitting them into multiple volumes from larger compilations.
Several hundred episodes were filmed and aired over a period of almost 14 years, and so it's frustrating to find the same relatively few episodes cropping up again and again on almost every DVD compilation.
This is another one of those re-hash collections, and thus isn't worth the effort to buy.
Until it's re-released with the above-mentioned specifics about all the episodes contained in it, this gets only one star in my book.