Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, starring Groucho Marx and his brother Chico Marx, was produced in 1932-33 and ran for 26 episodes as part of the NBC Five Star Theatre variety show.
After their success on vaudeville and their first four films, the zany Marx Brothers were one of Hollywood’s brightest comedy teams. In 1932, they had a regularly broadcast live radio show on NBC and many of the episodes’ plots were drawn from Marx Brothers films. The program depicts the misadventures of a small law firm, with Groucho Marx as attorney Waldorf T. Flywheel, Chico Marx as Flywheel’s assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli and their trusty secretary Miss Dimple involved in a series of hair raising and hilarious exploits.
We’ll be presenting several key episodes with music, sound effects and original period advertising!
Featuring: Sara Conway, John Peacock, Micha Weber, Simon Bergmoser, Derrick Jenkins, Kissy Schulze, Sarah Ziener, Bryan Mitchell
Showtime: Monday, August 1st, 8 P.M., Kulturcafe Merlin