A Day at the Races (1937) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Margaret Dumont, Allen Jenkins
Synopsis for A Day at the Races
Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try to save Judy’s sanitarium by winning a big race with Gil’s horse. A very funny film, with several hilarious moments. Some say it’s the last great Marx Brothers film.
The Marx Brothers Collection (A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store)
A five DVD set, containing seven of the Marx Brothers’ movies (A Night at The Opera, A Day at The Races, A Night in Casablanca, Room Service, At the Circus, Go West, The Big Store). Check out the individual reviews of the various movies. If you plan to buy more than one of any of those, save yourself money and buy the collection instead. Two of their best movies are included (A Night at The Opera, A Day at The Races), two good although underestimated films (A Night in Casablanca, At the Circus), with the rest being mediocre, although with good moments.
There are lots of extras included, such as Leonard Maltin’s commentary on A Night at The Opera, various shorts, trailers, etc. In short, it’s strongly recommended for any Marx Brothers fan. (more…)
Biography of Zeppo Marx (February 25, 1901 – November 30, 1979)
Herbert Marx, better known to the world as Zeppo, the fourth Marx Brother, was born in New York City, New York, U.S.A. on February 25, 1901. He was the youngest of the Marx brothers born to Frenchie and Minnie Marx, and like his brothers grew up in a financially poor, yet loving environment. (more…)
Biography of Gummo Marx (October 23, 1892 – April 21, 1977)
Milton Marx, better known to the world as Gummo Marx, is the least-known of the Marx Brothers, due to his leaving the group before they began their film career. Like his better-known brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo), Gummo grew up in the poor-but-loving home of Frenchie and Minnie Marx. (more…)
Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)
Julius Henry Marx, better known to the world as Groucho Marx, was born on October 2, 1890, to Samuel “Frenchie” Marx and his wife, Minnie Schoenberg Marx. The third child, Groucho felt tension with his oldest brother Chico. (more…)
Harpo Marx (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964)
Adolph Arthur Marx, better known to the world as Harpo Marx, was born on November 23, 1888, to Samuel “Frenchie” Marx and his wife, Minnie Schoenberg Marx. The second oldest child, Harpo had an easy-going disposition, much like his father. (more…)