Harpo Marx

Harpo, Groucho and Chico develop the photograph that reveals the villain's identity in The Big Store

The Big Store

The Big Store (1941) starring the Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico, Harpo – Margaret Dumont, Tony Martin In  The Big Store — which was intended to be the final Marx Brothers movie, but thankfully wasn’t — the basic plot has a musical composer (Tony Martin) inherits half interest in a large department store (the “big […]

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Love Happy starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Vera-Ellen and Marilyn Monroe

Love Happy

 Love Happy  starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Vera-Ellen and Marilyn Monroe Synopsis of Love Happy  Private-Eye Sam Grunion is reminiscing via flashbacks back to his famous case involving the Romanoff diamonds.   It begins with Harpo taking food from the rich for the poverty-stricken, starving troupe in rehearsal for a Broadway play. On one […]

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The Marx Brothers' Monkey Business

Monkey Business, starring the Marx Brothers

Monkey Business, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd  In Monkey Business, Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo are four stowaways on board ship, destined for the United States of America. After being discovered hiding in barrels (and singing Sweet Adeline), they are pursued by the ship’s crew, to hilarious effect. Zeppo and Groucho wind up […]

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Duck Soup, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont

Duck Soup

DVD Review of Duck Soup, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont Overview of Duck Soup, starring Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo  When asked to explain the movie title, Groucho said, “Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you’ll duck soup for […]

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Review of The Cocoanuts, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont

The Cocoanuts, starring the Marx Brothers

Review of The Cocoanuts, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont  The Cocoanuts was the first movie filmed by the Marx Brothers, and remains one of their funniest. It features the Marx Brothers in the roles that they soon made famous – €  Groucho, with the greasepaint mustache, master of the fast […]

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Room Service (1938) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx), Lucille Ball, Ann Miller

Room Service, starring the Marx Brothers

Room Service (1938) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx), Lucille Ball, Ann Miller

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A Night in Casablanca, starring the Marx Brothers

A Night in Casablanca

A Night in Casablanca (1946) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), Sig Ruman  A Night in Casablanca is the last Marx Brothers movie, and I’m happy to say,  one of their finest. The Marx Brothers had officially retired by this time.  However, they reunited on screen for the financial benefit of their brother  Chico. And I’m very […]

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Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx and Rowland Barber

Harpo Speaks! an autobiography of Harpo Marx

Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx, Rowland Barber, Susan Marx (Photographer), Bill Marx (Photographer) Review of Harpo Speaks:  Frankly, Harpo Speaks is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s hilarious, serious, witty, poignant and thought-provoking, sometimes all at the same time. It details what it was like to grow up in the Marx household, […]

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Horse Feathers, starring the Marx Brothers (DVD cover)

Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers (1932) starring the Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo First, imagine the Marx Brothers attending college. Now, imagine  Groucho as the president of the college,  Zeppo as his son, and  Harpo and  Chico as the newest additions to the college football team.  Recruited by mistake, of course. Now, imagine the beautiful  Thelma Todd, trying to weasel the team’s […]

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Go West (1940) starring the Marx Brothers - Groucho, Chico, and Harpo

Go West starring the Marx Brothers

Go West (1940) starring the Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Synopsis of Go West  The Marx Brothers — Groucho, Chico, and Harpo — end up in the American Old West, where Chico and Harpo are unsuccessful prospectors, who befriend a desert rat who gives them the deed to some property for only ten dollars.  Groucho tries to sell that land […]

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