Just got the exciting news from the folks at Marxfest that a 23 second fragment of the lost silent Marx Brothers film HUMOR RISK, self-financed by the team in 1921, was discovered earlier this month and is now in the hands of a private archive. Previously thought destroyed in its entirety, this small portion of the film was found in the garage of the former Great Neck, NY estate of Groucho Marx. The clip is short on plot, but you can already see the beginnings of the magic that would make their later sound pictures so popular: 

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  1. OMG! I haven’t used that little ditty in years, but now is definitely the moment! This is exciting, fabulous, and wonderful news! Thank you for sharing this! (I just moved to a new apt, and I’ve been trying to catch up with Facebook & e-mail, etc. — so that’s why I’m just now reading your message!) Thanks!


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