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The legendary Marx Brothers – Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo – made their motion picture debut in the outrageously funny adaptation of their Broadway play The Cocoanuts. Groucho portrays the owner of the Hotel de Cocoanut who tries to fleece everyone from innocent bellboys and bellgirls to wealthy society matron Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont). Chico and Harpo play resort hotel con men who arrive with empty suitcases they plan to fill by robbing guests. Featuring elaborate musical productions with music by Academy Award winner Irving Berlin, this comedy treasure includes some of the Marx Brothers' best stage routines, such as Groucho's land auction, the excruciatingly funny 'viaduct' dialogue and Polly Potter's engagement party.
It is amazing that this film was made in 1929 just two years after the first talkie in 1927. It looks a lot like a modern movie but the timing is a bit strange, probably due to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Curmudgeon
This item arrived on time. It seems to be fine...part of a holiday present.Published 9 months ago by Katinka
If you are a Marxist of the Groucho kind like moi, you will eat up this classic movie with s spoon. Straight off their triumphant Broadway version, to film. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Skyeleo
There is no reason to rate or give a good or bad review it is the Marx Brothers if your a life long fan such as I just enjoy.Published 20 months ago by Peter G Hull