Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Director: Sam Wood

Writers: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, James Kevin McGuinness, Buster Keaton, Al Boasberg, Bert Kalmar, Robert Pirosh, Harry Ruby, George Seaton

Composer: Herbert Stothart

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Walter Woolf King, Sig Ruman, Margaret Dumont, Edward Keane, Robert Emmett O'Connor

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Don't miss it! The funniest picture ever made!

Plot: The Marx Brothers take on high society. Two lovers who are both in opera are prevented from being together by the man's lack of acceptance as an operatic tenor. Pulling several typical Marx Brothers' stunts, they arrange for the normal tenor to be absent so that the young lover can get his chance.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!

AHHHHHHH!  I love the Marx Bros. soooooooo much.  This flick has got so many great, funny bits - the ship's cabin stuffing scene, the contract with Groucho and Chico, the finale with a swashbuckling Harpo.  And then there are the musical interludes their pictures have with Chico on piano and Harpo on harp.  Those guys were so freakin' talented it's disgusting and these guys were in their mid-40s at this point.  It's just remarkable how well these films hold up.  It's been ages since I watched any of them.  I've got them all.  I have no excuse.  

No comments:

Post a Comment