You Bet Your Life

You Bet Your Life

  • 1950
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.5  (580)

You Bet Your Life was a 1950s trivia game hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers. George Fenneman was the announcer. Two people, not necessarily related to each other, were invited to come on stage. Mr. Marx would start by interviewing them about their lives and some biographical info. There was always a secret word. If anyone said it, he would automaticlly win $100 from a toy duck with a cigar and glasses that was lowered from the ceiling. The secret word was always a common word. Usually, the interviews were funny because of Groucho Marx joking with the contestants. The contests pick one category between them, like sports, politics, religion, music etc to answer questions from. They choose different amounts of money for each question $10 to $100. The couple gets to answer about five questions and the money rises with each right answer. Every wrong answer means they lose double the amount of the question's money value.

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Seasons
Pilot Episode
32. Pilot Episode
April 13, 2016
Groucho interviews his guests and then conducts a quiz show. If any of the guests can guess the secret word, they win extra prizes!
Secret word is picture
17. Secret word is picture
April 13, 2016
In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was "picture."
Secret word is hand-4
2. Secret word is hand-4
April 13, 2016
In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was again, "hand."
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You Bet Your Life was a 1950s trivia game hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers. George Fenneman was the announcer. Two people, not necessarily related to each other, were invited to come on stage. Mr. Marx would start by interviewing them about their lives and some biographical info. There was always a secret word. If anyone said it, he would automaticlly win $100 from a toy duck with a cigar and glasses that was lowered from the ceiling. The secret word was always a common word. Usually, the interviews were funny because of Groucho Marx joking with the contestants.

The contests pick one category between them, like sports, politics, religion, music etc to answer questions from. They choose different amounts of money for each question $10 to $100. The couple gets to answer about five questions and the money rises with each right answer. Every wrong answer means they lose double the amount of the question's money value.

  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 1950
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (580)