Saturday, November 10, 2007

In 1959, three brothers who had first worked together over 40 years earlier did so for the last time. Leonard, Adolph, and Julius Marx( aka Chico, Harpo, and Groucho) performed in a tv pilot, "Deputy Seraph". The plot had Chico and Harpo as angels, with Groucho as their supervisor. The pilot could not be finished because no insurance company would cover Chico due to his heart trouble.
I'm as big a Marx Brothers fan as anyone, but I never thought that I would ever see even one frame of "Deputy Seraph". The film-to-video transfer isn't great, the film itself probably is/was falling apart, and then it had to be converted to Flash. Thank You to everyone who helped make this unfinished work availible. It's one last look at the Marxes before time took them away.

"Deputy Seraph" part 1:

"Deputy Seraph part 2:

Love & Peace, Clarence

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