MARX BROS: ANIMAL CRACKERS

Director Victor Heerman
Year 1930
Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Lillian Roth
Run Time 97min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This is the beginning our months­-long Saturday afternoon COMPLETE MARX BROTHERS RETROSPECTIVE! A new Marx picture every Saturday afternoon for as long as it takes. A likely story — and probably true!

The Marx Bros.’ second film finds them running amok at a swanky Long Island estate where a priceless painting has been stolen. This invaluable record of their last Broadway show features Groucho’s immortal theme song, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding," the classic bridge game and dictating-a-letter routines, and delightful support from the legendary Lillian Roth, plus Louis Sorin, Robert Greig and, of course, Margaret Dumont.

"This mad affair suits the principals and its absurdities brought forth gales of laughter yesterday afternoon. It is, however, the sort of thing that will only appeal to those who revel in the work of these four brothers." - Mordaunt Hall, New York Times, 1930

There is nothing more worth revelling in.

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