|Animal Crackers 1930 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Victor Heerman
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Lillian Roth, Robert Greig, Louis Sorin, Hal Thompson, Margaret Irving, Kathryn Reece, Edward Metcalf, Robert Allen, Ann Roth, Donald MacBride
Capt. Jeffrey Spaulding (Groucho Marx) is being honored upon his return from Africa. The party becomes the centerpiece for a scheme to substitute a forgery for a valuable painting. Uproariously funny film. Groucho Marx: "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."
|The Cocoanuts 1929 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Joseph Santley, Robert Florey
Cast: Groucho Marx, Zeppo Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Basil Ruysdael, Barton MacLane
In this first film of the Marx Brothers, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico sabotage plans of a hotel manager (Groucho) who will stop at almost nothing to make money on Florida real estate.
|Duck Soup 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Edmund Breese, Louis Calhern, Margaret Dumont, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Middleton, Edwin Maxwell, Raquel Torres, Verna Hillie, Leonid Kinskey, William Worthington, Eric Mayne
Wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) donates $20 million to Freedonia with the provision that it will make Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) its dictator. The deal is made, and Firefly immediately frustrates his cabinet and offends the neighboring country of Sylvania. War is inevitable, and Sylvania sends Chicolini (Chico Marx) and Pinky (Harpo Marx) to spy on Firefly and become members of his cabinet. Firefly declares war on Sylvania, and after more than a few double-crosses, Freedonia wins. This movie is silly, zany, crafty, and VERY entertaining.
|Horse Feathers 1932 N/R, 69 min.|
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Florine McKinney, Nat Pendleton, James Pierce, Robert Greig
The Marx Brothers are at their very funniest in this film about a college dean (Groucho) who is determined to have a winning football season after years of being on the losing end.
|Monkey Business 1931 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, Tom Kennedy, Harry Woods, Ruth Hall, Ben Taggart, Rockliffe Fellowes
The Marx Brothers stow away on an ocean liner. In this, one of their best films, they do great impersonations of Maurice Chevalier.
|1. Animal Crackers (1930)|
2. The Cocoanuts (1929)
3. Duck Soup (1933)
4. Horse Feathers (1932)
5. Monkey Business (1931)
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