1937

A Day at the Races (1937) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Margaret Dumont, Allen Jenkins

A Day at the Races, starring the Marx Brothers

A Day at the Races (1937) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Margaret Dumont, Allen Jenkins

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A Day at the Races (1937) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Margaret Dumont, Allen Jenkins

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.

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Way Out West movie poster, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Way Out West

Way Out West (1937) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson

Way Out West is one of my favorite Laurel and Hardy films, for several reasons.  It moves at a good pace, with lots of comedy both verbal and slapstick.  The film’s musical numbers actually fit well in with the story and aren’t long enough to distract from the film.  There are several classic moments, including the famous “tickling scene” between Stan Laurel and Sharon Lynn, Stan and Ollie dancing to The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Ollie forcing Stan to eat his hat, and Stan “lighting” his thumb.
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