Marx Brothers

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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The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoer's Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details Paperback - by Matthew Coniam

The Annotated Marx Brothers

The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoers Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details  Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what habeas Irish rose is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full […]

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The Music of the Marx Brothers: A Bio-Discography of the Works of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo Marx

The Music of the Marx Brothers

Editorial Review of  The Music of the Marx Brothers: A Bio-Discography of the Works of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo Marx  In the 1930s and 40s the Marx Brothers kept the world laughing in good times and bad with such screen classics as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Comedy […]

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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 Silver Screen Collection (Groucho, Zeppo, Chico, Harpo)

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection

Editorial review of The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup), starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx (courtesy of Amazon.com )  There will be a debate of which 2004 DVD collection of Marx Brothers films was better. This Universal release […]

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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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Dr. Hackenbush song lyrics - from A Day at the Races (almost) In the Marx Brothers movie, A Day at the Races, there was originally a song that echoed Hurray for Captain Spaulding entitled Dr. Hackenbush. However, it was decided that something needed to be cut and Groucho volunteered this song. Years later, Groucho regretted this decision and often sung the song at gatherings.

Dr. Hackenbush song lyrics

Dr. Hackenbush song lyrics – from A Day at the Races (almost) In the Marx Brothers movie, A Day at the Races, there was originally a song that echoed Hurray for Captain Spaulding entitled Dr. Hackenbush. However, it was decided that something needed to be cut and Groucho volunteered this song. Years later, Groucho regretted this decision […]

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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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The Marx Brothers, 1935

Marx Brothers Films

Marx Brothers Film List (Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo) The Marx Brothers films – A listing of the various Marx Brothers movies, both as a team and with various individual roles.

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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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