The Unknown Marx Brothers
Experience the hopes, dreams, triumphs and defeats of the brothers simply known as Groucho, Chico and Harpo in a fascinating look back at the men who’s humor is still as influential today as it was when they made their movies. This extraordinary program focuses on the Marx Brothers everyone knows and loves, while showing a side of the comedy troupe rarely seen by the public. Their twenty-five year struggle for national recognition; the origins of their nicknames; the making of their act; their unprecedented success on the silver screen; as well as their devastating financial set-back from the stock market crash of 1929. You’ll also learn about the years after their retirement from the silver screen. The breaking up of the act; Groucho’s resurgence as a quiz show host; Chico’s battle with compulsive gambling; and Harpo’s love of his family are all revealed. Host Leslie Nielsen leads a journey through rare home movies, insightful interviews with family members, never-before-seen outtakes and hilarious film clips to paint an intimate portrait of the men known as the Marx Brothers.