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Justice flummoxed: Old-time radio listening, 22 May

Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel: The Ocean Cruise (NBC, 1933)

Groucho and Chico make a major radio journal cover in the middle of Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel's brief life. (Photo: Radio Guide.)

Groucho and Chico make a major radio journal cover in the middle of Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel‘s brief life. (Photo: Radio Guide.)

About fifteen years before he’ll become a smash hosting the absurdist quiz show You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx, with brother Chico, is actually wrapping up season one and done of a charming little comedy that isn’t going to be renewed despite finishing fifth in the Monday night ratings. Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel may not be the blockbuster Amos ‘n’ Andy still is, but it’s a bona-fide hit, anyway, all things considered. Why cancel?

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