• Vince Di Meglio

    Watched by Vince Di Meglio 21 Feb, 2015

    Gil: Are you a man or a mouse?
    Groucho: You put a piece of cheese down there and you'll find out.

    My Marx Bros favorites ranked:

    letterboxd.com/vince_dimeglio/list/the-marx-brothers/

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  • Bob Castle

    ★★★ Watched by Bob Castle 22 Feb, 2015

    If you ever wanted to know what a vaudeville show was like, go ahead and check out this film from the Marx Bros. While it drags on in places, I have to say seeing the skits performed is what keeps the film afloat.

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  • ejeffb2004

    Watched by ejeffb2004 21 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    From TCM

    Before A Night at the Opera (1935) had even hit the theaters, writers were already at work on a script for MGM's second Marx Brothers film. But it would take half a dozen writers over a year and a half and eighteen different scripts before Irving Thalberg, the head of production at MGM, would give A Day at the Races (1937) the go-ahead. Scriptwriter George Seaton recalls the process they went through, "Mr. Thalberg was most kind and…

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  • teapot37

    ★★★½ Watched by teapot37 15 Feb, 2015

    A bit of a palate cleanser after all the Oscar movies yesterday. The new head doctor of a financially-strapped hospital (Groucho) has to team up with a local tout and his jockey friend (Chico and Harpo) in order to win enough money in a horse race to keep the place open.

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  • Chris Ortman

    ★★★★½ Watched by Chris Ortman 14 Feb, 2015

    “If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you.”

    One of the quintessential Marx brothers movies, containing the classic sly jokes, innuendo and sight gags that made the siblings so famous (Groucho considered this his favorite Marx movie). While not quite up to the hilarity and lunacy of the absolute best – “Duck Soup” cannot be topped – this is right up there. Consistently funny with some of the most absurd sequences ever put to celluloid; the triple examination of Margaret Dumont is the height of insanity and Groucho can make a simple “thank you” hilarious.

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  • TomLoboBrennan

    ★★★★ Added by TomLoboBrennan

    Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.

    + the dancing the end is amazing
    - the marx brothers in black face...

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  • Felix Cruz

    ★★★★½ Watched by Felix Cruz 31 Jan, 2015

    Mymymy; Lol!!! What dimension do these guys come from? What black hole in the universe did this guys were dug up from? Man these guys make you want to live with their genius comedy writing and acting. Watching them act so naturally makes me think that laugh is an essence for the first human life a prime element within life's substance and DNA. In other words they were born funny the things they come up with couldn't have been learned.

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  • Filmmad

    ★★★½ Watched by Filmmad 25 Jan, 2015

    Marx Brothers comedy, very funny but hampered by a couple of overlong musical numbers

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  • Allen

    ★★★½ Watched by Allen 28 Jan, 2015

    For 1937, this film packed an unexpected comedic punch! The closeup camera work to help deliver emotion and character was done flawlessly and added to the humor immensely.

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  • Steven Flores

    Watched by Steven Flores 08 Jan, 2015

    A very funny and extremely chaotic film from the Marx Brothers and Sam Wood about a doctor and his two buddies trying to save a woman's sanitarium by betting on a horse.

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  • Avaitor

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Avaitor 01 Jan, 2015

    The MGM Marx Bros. formula was already starting to run stale, only the second film in, and this film doesn't have as many great gags as A Night at the Opera. Enough good ones, and some solid numbers make it still worth discovering, though. Just watch their Paramount films and Opera first, of course.

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  • salpi

    ★★★½ Added by salpi

    good

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