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if you claim to be a movie fan ..you must watch at least one marx brothers story within your life time. age .. race.. gender..no excuse..you must if you really are one. consider it a type of spirit quest. the lead acting talents got their signature looks from a dollar store. they became movie royalty.meanwhile..people who have a few thousand dollars worth of makeup done to them on a set..are more likely to be arrested in real life than to be in a classic story.absurdist humor is lost in the world of today. probably because it is too blended in reality.
Aa Movie that made me love the classics
I was born in the mid-sixties so I remember watching this movie on tv. I have always loved the Marx Brothers and other classic comedies. This movie has the party in the first part gag and the steamer room gag. I have seen this movie countless times and I still laugh every time. A movie that instilled a.love of classic movies. I'm 48 and some think it strange that TCM is one of my favorite channels. Good old fashioned clean humor, something for the entire family.
A Night at the Opera
Overall-2/5Lead Performers-4/5Supporting Cast-2/5Director-4/5Score-3/5Screenplay-1/5Cinematography-2/5Importance-2/5Recommendation for fans of the genre-4/5
A Night at the Opera
- Dashiell Barnes
The first film of the Brothers for MGM & without Zeppo. Changing from intentional anarchist from their earlier films to help love-birds Jones & Carlisle be together. Begining a sometimes predictable formula for future films for the studio, it includes entertaining musical numbers & great comedy. Highlights include the crowded stateroom & "Party of the first part" bit. I give it a 4/5.
A Night Without Zeppo
- Dan Grissom
The Marx Brothers first movie as a trio and their first for MGM is well produced and looks great. A lot of people think this is their best movie but I prefer 'Duck Soup' and 'Horse Feathers', but that's not to say this movie does not rate the accolades it so well deserves. Zeppo being absent is not a show stopper but from this point on another actor always fills Zeppo's previous role and no one seems to be able to that as well as Zeppo, although Alan Jones does get my vote as the second best for this and the next movie, 'A Day At The Races'. Four stars.
A Night at the Opera
- Mark Sutch
- Sam H.
"A Night At The Opera" may not be a spectacular movie, but it's good, and very funny. My favorite scene is near the end, when the orchestra at an opera begins to play the overture, but then starts to play "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." Harpo Marx's character had put the music for the well-known song in the music book for the opera. Suddenly Groucho starts to offer peanuts to the audience, and Chico and Harpo begin to play catch. I couldn't stop laughing! There are also many other funny moments for you to enjoy in this great comedy.
Marx Lunacy Hits a High Note.
- Frank Harris Horn
The Marx Brothers' first movie project (minus Zeppo) for MGM is considered to be one their best. Allan Jones and Kitty Carlisle are the romantic leads in this operatic farce. Chico and Harpo hide an operatic prodigy (Jones) inside Groucho's wardrobe trunk, in an attempt to smuggle him into New York City to reunite him with his aria-singing sweetheart (Carlisle). One of the funniest scenes is a battleship in Il Travitore. Another example of pure Marx insanity. With Walter Woolf King, Margaret Dumont, Sig Rumann, Edward Keane & Robert Emmett O'Connor.
The Marx Brothers are a riot! I have seen this movie so many times I can't count, but each time I see it I still laugh out loud! It is a non-stop gag after gag laugh-a-thon!
- Barry Phillips
Although not their most inspired lunacy (due to contrived plot and intrusive love story), the phrase "a laff-riot" comes to mind. Their most box-office film, it contains the classic stateroom sequence and opera/bedlam finale.