Arts patron Mrs. Claypool intends to pay pompous opera star Lassparri $1,000 per performance. Hey, maybe that's why they call it grand opera! Grand comedy, too, as Groucho, Chico and Harpo cram a ship's stateroom and more than wall-to-wall gags, one-liners, musical riffs and two hard-boiled eggs-all while skewering Lassparri's schemes and helping two young hopefuls (Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones) get a break. To save the opera, our heroes must first destroy it. And they must also gain ocean passage as stowaways, pull the wool (if not the beards) over the eyes of City Hall, shred legal mumbo-jumbo into a Sanity Clause, pester dowager Claypool (Margaret Dumont) and unleash so much glee that many say this is the best Marx Brothers movie. Seeing is believing.
We laughed until it hurt. So many brilliantly funny scenes in this film with the wonderful Marx Brothers. If you need a good laugh, watch thisPublished 5 months ago by C Brande
Not at all funny, but extremely charming and enjoyable to watch.Published 6 months ago by Etruscan11
Critics will probably pick Duck Soup as the Marx Bros. finest but i prefer this one.The plot, well actually never mind the plot and just wallow in the whole lunacy of it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brendan Keane
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