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    Talking Favorite Marx Brothers movies?

    As far as I know, they made 12 movies......

    The Coconuts
    Animal Crackers
    Monkey Business
    Horse Feathers
    Duck Soup

    A Night at The Opera
    A Day at The Races
    A Night in Casablanca
    Room Service
    At the Circus
    Go West
    The Big Store

    Although havenít seen all of them recently, but from what I have in my collection (latter 7
    movies) and from memory, my favorite would be Animal Crackers, Duck Soup and A Day at Races.

    Harppo and Chico are funny, but I find Groucho to be the funniest of the bunch. Off course
    you all might think other wise

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    I must admit I have never seen a Marx Brothers movie. I used to watch Graucho on his TV show and enjoyed his comedy.
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    Love the Marx Brothers and have watched all their movies countless times.
    No favorite because they all have something special about them.
    Can you name the fourth brother? He is in most if not all the movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiWinters
    Can you name the fourth brother? He is in most if not all the movies.
    Good call on Zeppo. He had a good singing voice. Wonder why he left the act.

    And JohnMichael, you are in for pleasant surprise if you haven't seen any of their movies. Good for lazy Sunday afternoon movie showing
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    Zeppo for the win.
    Good going Smokey.

    "I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I will never know."
    One of my most favorite lines but only works best when said by Groucho.
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    Marx Brothers Movie Rating

    I love the Marx Brothers movies. Here is my take on them.

    Top shelf
    Animal Crackers - Hooray for Captain Spalding!
    Horse Feathers - The highlight for me is Groucho and Chico's meeting at the speakeasy "Swordfish"
    Duck Soup - The last scene is one of the funniest of all time. Notice how Groucho changes military uniforms on every shot. The highlight is Rufus T. Firefly with a pitcher covering his head, and a face painted on it, returning a salute. "Was there any mail for me while I was gone?"

    Second Shelf
    Monkey Business - The first scene with Groucho and Alky Briggs' wife is a classic.
    A Day at the Races - Another classic Groucho meets Chico scene with "get your tutsi-frutsi"
    A Night at the Opera - Otis P. Driftwood (discussing a contract) "That's a sanity clause" Fiorell (Chico) " You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity claus."

    Third Shelf
    At the Circus - Worth the price of admission for Groucho's song "Lydia the Tatooed Lady"
    Go West - The scene with our heroes creating fuel from the train itself when Grouch yells "Timber!" is worth seeing.
    A Night in Casablanca
    Room Service
    The Cocoanuts

    Bottom Shelf
    The Big Store - the only one I would avoid.

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    Favorite Marx Brothers' Movie?

    ...How about Das Kapital?
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Favorite Marx Brothers' Movie?

    ...How about Das Kapital?

    Ah yes the fifth brother Karl.
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    Karl's sense of humor was not especially appreciated by the brothers Marx therefore his ideas were not put in use. This angered Karl greatly forcing him to go his own way and do things his way.
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    I'd have to with Day At The Races primarily because it features a now-legendary dance scene with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. The featured dancer in that insane scene is the incomparable Frankie Manning who invented the lindy hop aerial. Frankie is now 92 and still teaches at swing dance workshops around the world (ironically, he retired from dancing when he was in his 40s and worked for the postal service until his early-60s; he lived quietly as a retiree until some dancers rediscovered Frankie's old movies, then tracked him down and pulled him back into the dance scene when he was in his mid-70s).



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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks Wooch for history lesson. Always wonder where the lindy hop originated from.

    @ comment about the fifth brother Karl Marx..... LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMc
    A Night at the Opera - Otis P. Driftwood (discussing a contract) "That's a sanity clause" Fiorell (Chico) " You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity claus."
    Also in the same movie the scene where they all jammed into small cabin room abroad the ship, and as soon as lady open the door, all of them popped out

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    To set the record straight...

    ...the fifth Marx brother wasn't Karl...it was Gummo who left the vaudeville act prior to their movie careers...later he joined with brother Zeppo in a theatrical talent agency...

    First one I saw was "Duck Soup" and it's still my fave...Hofstra University, here on what used to be potato-farm land of Long Island, ran a series of classic movie screenings in the 60s...I recall seeing "M", a very dark silent by Fritz Lang featuring Peter Lorre and "Metropolis"

    I can't believe there is anyone who hasn't seen at least one Marx Brothers movie...them and W.C. Fields (my pick is "It's A Gift")...and the "Thin Man" series...and...and...Dracula and Frankenstein...Jimmy Cagney...all those 30s movies were great!

    "Caught an elephant in my pajamas the other day, how he got in my pajamas I'll never know"...Hooray for Captain Spaulding...

    And for the true Marx-ist, one word: Swordfish

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    I was kidding when I said "Karl" was the 5th Marx.
    But imagine if he actually was...that would be insanely funny.
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