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TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers (A Day at the Races / A Night in Casablanca / Room Service / At the Circus) (2010)

Groucho Marx , Chico Marx  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Turner Classic Movie
  • DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 359 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TSAAAG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,478 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers (A Day at the Races / A Night in Casablanca / Room Service / At the Circus)" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1, side A: A Day at the Races
Commentary by The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia author Glenn Mitchell
Featurette On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!
Vintage Robert Benchley short A Night at the Movies
Classic cartoons Gallopin' Gals, Mama's New Hat, Old Smokey
Audio-only bonuses: Musical outtake A Message from the Man in the Moon, Leo Is on the Air radio promo
Theatrical trailer
1.33, English 1.0, B&W
English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Disc 1, side B: A Night in Casablanca
Vintage Joe McDoakes short So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck
Classic cartoon Acrobatty Bunny
1.33, English 1.0, B&W
English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Disc 2, side A: Room Service
Vintage short Party Fever
Classic cartoon The Daffy Doc
Theatrical trailer
1.33, English 1.0, B&W
English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Disc 2, side B: At the Circus
Vintage short Dog Daze
Classic cartoon Jitterbug Follies
Theatrical trailer
1.33, English 1.0, B&W
English, French, and Spanish subtitles

Editorial Reviews

A DAY AT THE RACES - It's a prescription for laughter as the Marxes skewer the medical profession and bring home a racetrack winner. On your Marx for tootsie-frootsie ice cream, madcap medical exams, wallpaper wackiness and more. A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA - It’s the Nazis vs. the nutsies when the brotherly trio foils Axis criminal activity at a hotel swirling in intrigue and whirling with nonstop nonsense. ROOM SERVICE - Lucille Ball and Ann Miller co-star with the boys in a riotous romp about a cash-strapped theatrical troupe trying to nail down a backer for their new Broadway venture. AT THE CIRCUS - Big-top bedlam results in this 3-ring comedy caper in which Groucho sings the praises of Lydia the Tattooed Lady and Eve Arden slinks around the walls and ceiling as a shady acrobat.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How could they omit A Night at the Opera? October 31, 2009
Format:DVD
The two really great films that the Marx Brothers did after they left Paramount were "A Night at the Opera" (the best IMHO) and "A Day at the Races". These two have Margaret Dumont sparring with Groucho as usual. "Races" and "Opera" were the two films that boy genius Irving Thalberg supervised after personally wooing the Marx's to come to MGM in the first place. Louis B. Mayer really had no use for the brothers, and it shows in the kinds of films they were given after Thalberg died in 1936. The best of the Marx Brothers are what they did at Paramount, still with us in The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup). The Marx Brothers were iconoclasts at heart, and after the production code began to be enforced they really had no home in motion pictures. I think Irving Thalberg was wrong to think that the problem was that the brothers never helped anyone in their movies, but the formula he came up with in "Opera" and "Races" did make their comedy work in the age of the code.

"At the Circus" and "A Night in Casablanca" are OK. On the bright side "At the Circus" has Margaret Dumont. On the not so bright side it is infected with musical numbers that are, quite frankly, boring. "A Night in Casablanca" almost gets the boys back to the quality they had in the mid 30's under Thalberg, so it is worthwhile viewing, although it does lend a generosity to the boys that simply does not fit their brand of humor.

"Room Service" (1938) is actually an RKO film, so for once no musical numbers. This script was not written especially for the brothers, it was one of the few films they did with adapted material.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bargain. Like going to an old time movie theatre. December 30, 2010
Format:DVD
How can you go wrong with 4 Marx brothers classics. I watched the first one last night "Room Service" and it is still one of my favorites. I was skeptical at first when I saw that four movies were bundled together, but I found the quality of the prints to be surprisingly clean, plus you also get wacky cartoons like The Daffy Doc (1938) with a young and crazy Daffy Duck & Porky Pig and Our Gang comedies as well along with movie trailers. An excellent bargain for the price. The reason A Night At The Opera is not included was probably because it is a major movie and that one in itself is full of various extra features as well. You can buy that one at bargain prices as well. Stop complaining! People used to pay $25 for one movie 25 years ago. This buy is well worth it at approx. half that old price and with four times as much and with better quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas List Request May 28, 2014
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My son asked that I get this for him, since he enjoys the Marx brothers movies. I know he wasn't disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dads gift January 5, 2014
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bought this movie set for my dad as a gift & to give him a break from watching sports & game shows!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! December 31, 2013
By Jeri
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Wow! These are good movies. I think the price is good, and the movies are excellent. What a great celection, and takes up very little space for four movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marx bros. August 28, 2013
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the movies were as clear and crisp as when I first saw them 40 years ago. Such a treat to be able to find them again after all these years
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Quartet of Comic Mayhem April 22, 2010
Format:DVD
"TCM Classic Films Collection: The Marx Brothers" contains four feature films: "A Day at the Races," "A Night in Casablanca," "Room Service," and "At the Circus."

In "A Day at the Races" (1937), Groucho is Dr. Hackenbush, the epitome of quackery whose special patient is Mrs. Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont). There was never a better comic foil than Ms. Dumont and she is in great form here, especially when she undergoes a medical examination that includes a shoeshine, manicure, and shave. Groucho and Chico engage in a seven-minute routine in which Chico, hawking "tutsi-fruitsi ice cream," sells Groucho a racing tip which requires a succession of books to decode.

"At the Circus" (1939) is memorable mostly for Groucho's rendition of "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady," which became one of his signature songs. Margaret Dumont is on hand again, this time as Mrs. Dukesbury to Groucho's J. Cheever Loophole, and Eve Arden contributes her comic talents as Peerless Pauline, a shady acrobat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great May 23, 2014
By Joseph
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I love you so much that it reminds me why love the Marx brother it is awesome and really funny
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the marx brothers one of the best acts of all time, and they will be...
the marx brother are super. one of the greatest acts to come along. harpo doesn't even talk, and is always in trouble, one scene he's doing slapstick and the next scene he is... Read more
Published 6 months ago by r.a. dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
Exactly what I wanted! Perfect gift for any Marx Brothers fan! Perfect gift for yourself! Classic comedy, always very funny!
Published 7 months ago by Trish
5.0 out of 5 stars The Marx Brothers: American originals and still inspired crazy after...
Here's the Marx brothers in their late period; still inspired, still silly and not as vaudevillian as in their
earlier films. Read more
Published 8 months ago by John Pearsall
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap fun
This collection is a nice, affordable way to add the Marx brothers to your collection. Not necessarily their best movies buck well worth the price of admission.
Published 14 months ago by Dean Showalter
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers at it again!
Top notch entertainment from some of the masters of slapstick comedy! Two thumbs up!! You don't know comedy until you laugh yourself silly watching the Marx Brothers! Enjoy!!!
Published 14 months ago by The Expositor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Marx Brothers Bargain
If you're a Marx Brothers fan, or curious about them, and you can get this set for under $20, then I recommend it highly. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Karen Amrhein
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers
These are some of their best movies. These guys are my Brothers favorites, it's just as much fun watching him watching the movies as it is watching the movies. Great fun.
Published 19 months ago by Frannieanne
4.0 out of 5 stars Marx brothers
Marx brothers were legend, these four films are must see of Marx brothers though the Duck Soup is still stands out..
Published on May 28, 2012 by Arun Kaushik
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