Here’s audio from an introduction to the movie Duck Soup, broadcast by Detroit TV station WJBK-TV on December 7th, 1967:
Aside from the day it aired and the station it aired on, I know nothing about this particular broadcast of Duck Soup. I assume WJBK-TV had one or more regular local movie blocks and Duck Soup aired during one of them. For the record, in 1967, WJBK-TV was a CBS affiliate. Today the station is affiliated with FOX .
Here’s a transcript of the intro:
[Tonight] we invite you to enter the zany world of the madcap Marx brothers and share hilarious comedy with Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, and Harpo. Now relax and enjoy humor fit for a king as the four brothers Marx star in Duck Soup.
About This Recording
Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Thursday, December 7th, 1967
2 Replies to “Audio Vault: WJBK-TV Movie Intro (12/7/1967)”
Duck Soup is arguably the best of the Marx Brothers Paramount films. There are so many great moments I can’t even begin to talk about it. Be sure to catch it the next time it runs on TCM.
It reminds me of the various announcements that would be made for the different local TV shows and movies on local stations. Typically the announcer was one of the newscasters. Network broadcasts had network announcers but for daytime it was often someone local.