• Heretic

    Watched by Heretic 18 May, 2015

    Even worse than A Night at the Opera. The ending left me truly sad.


  • AlphaDream

    ★★★★★ Added by AlphaDream

    this used to be on tv all the time


  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 29 Apr, 2015

    The boy's manic shtick is as sublime and surreal as ever, as they try to save a sanitarium sitting next to a horse race track from closure. Solid stuff, if only the two lengthy musical interludes featuring forgettable songs had been kept shorter.


  • Dave Holmes

    ★★★★½ Added by Dave Holmes

    It's very difficult to rank the Marx Brothers' flicks - NONE are perfect, but ALL have moments of perfection. This one - with plot nonsense about a horse who might save a sanitarium - is no different, but whenever Hugo Z. Hackenbush is onscreen, it is divine.

    Get ya Tutsi-Frutsie Ice-Cream!!!


  • kineticandroid

    Rewatched by kineticandroid 28 Mar, 2015

    "Emily, I have a confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me, and I'll never look at another horse."


  • tpkulovitz

    ★★★½ Watched by tpkulovitz 13 Mar, 2015

    I enjoy the Marx Brothers a lot. This one is quite funny, but the overly long musical numbers kill the momentum in a lot of spots.


  • Peter Gatt

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Peter Gatt 11 Mar, 2015

    Wonderful film with the Marx Bros as they try and save a Sanitarium from closing

    If you haven't seen this make it your next film you see


  • Cliffy73

    Rewatched by Cliffy73 21 Feb, 2015

    Controlled chaos, which gets better as it becomes less controlled. But since I'm an unironic fan of big production numbers and old-time crooning, the interstitial stuff works for me in a way that it doesn't for some.


  • S

    ★★★½ Watched by S 28 Feb, 2015

    Those musical numbers seem out of place. The sets and cinematography go from mundane to super charged as soon as one of them starts.


  • 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:



  • 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.


  • 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…