Animal Crackers

directed by Victor Heerman
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1930
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:09/04/2015
Description:The Marx Brothers are up to their usual goofiness. Groucho is Captain Spaulding, an African explorer invited to entertain the guests at a rich woman's house. Harpo and Chico are along for their silliness, and Zeppo plays Spaulding's secretary. There's a minor plot about a stolen painting and two forgeries just to confuse things.
My Rating:6

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Review - Animal Crackers

At least 75 percent of the dialogue had nothing to do with the plot, such as it is. There were a few chuckles, and Groucho's famous line about shooting and elephant in his pajamas. Margaret Dumont played the rich woman in whose house it all took place. Rumor has it that, in real life, she didn't understand any of the Marx Brothers' humor, and it shows, which makes her the great straight woman.
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