MARX BROS: MONKEY BUSINESS

Director Norman Z. McLeod
Year 1931
Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Thelma Todd
Run Time 77min
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 part of 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!

MONKEY BUSINESS is not as lauded as some of the Marx’s films, mainly because people aren't always the brightest bulb in the lamp. Using two funhouse sets, a cruise liner and a lavish party, the Marxes wreak havoc on their posh surroundings with incredible efficiency and genius to boot.

This is their first effort not adapted from one of their stage productions which frees them from theatrical confines and that freedom is felt throughout. Slight on plot, but incredibly heavy on laughs (just the way they like it).

The brothers go for broke and end up with a million laughs! Even Zeppo has a couple zingers!

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