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Monkey Business(1931)

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  • The Marx Brothers invade Hollywood

    • Dan Grissom
    • 8/12/12

    The Four Marx Brothers first film made in Hollywood following two made in New York; those two movies were based on Broadway plays. 'Monkey Business' has a lot of physical comedy from Harpo and his brothers but you still get some great jokes from Groucho and Chico and Zeppo is actually given something to do in this film as the love interest for a gangster's daughter. One of their best. Four stars!

  • Monkey Business

    • Dashiell Barnes
    • 12/31/11

    A funny, outrageous comedy that has all four delivering great jokes. Some of my favourite scenes include Harpo posing as a puppet to hide from the crew & Groucho dancing with a fiesty Thelma Todd. It does have a few dated & unrelatable elements. A great entertainment movie. I give it a 3.5/5.

  • Monkey Business (1931)

    • Mark Sutch
    • 4/8/11

    ***1/2

  • Shipboard Marx Lunacy.

    • Frank Harris Horn
    • 6/9/10

    Following their dual Broadway success, the Marx Brothers headed West to Hollywood to star in their first motion picture written directly for the silver screen. You'll watch as this zany quartet (Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo) hide in barrels on board a cruise ship, and try their damnedest to avoid being caught as stowaways, only to get mixed-up in a bitter rivalry between two mobsters. 'Nuff said. You'll watch as Groucho has a fling with gangster's moll, Thelma Todd, while Chico and Harpo impersonate as barbers and shave off a ship's officer's moustache, and Zeppo has a shipboard romance with Ruth Hall. This is pure Marx insanity that will cause you to laugh yourself overboard. With Rockcliffe Fellowes, Tom Kennedy, Harry Woods, Ben Taggert, Otto Fries, Evelyn Pierce, Cecil Cunningham, Douglass Dumbrille, Maxine Castle & Rolfe Sedan.

  • The Ultimate'Monkey Business' movie

    • Maxine Pokornik
    • 3/15/09

    I haven't found this movie on TV in years. Stations only seem to have the Cary Grant/Ginger Rogers movie with the same title. This one is a true Marx Bros. GEM! So much wacky MarxMania, so little time! Imagine HARPO imitating Maurice Chevalier-SINGING? You've gotta see this one-a must for Marx Bros. fans, & great one to introduce the next generation to them.

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