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Incredibly good value,
This review is from: The Marx Brothers Collection [DVD] (DVD)
To get the Marx Brothers fours best films in one compilation, well, what more could anyone want? Animal Crackers is a bit creaky, but still very funny, with Groucho in cracking form as Captain Spaulding the African Explorer. Even better is Monkey Business, with the brothers stowed away on a ship, creating havoic with crew and passengers (the scene where they all try to get off the boat by imitating Maurice Chevalier is just marvellous). In Horse Feathers we are in college, with all four brothers romancing Connie Barnes the College Widow (what on earth is a College Widow anyway?) and singing that wonderful song'Everyone Says I love You'. Funniest ever Marx Brothers moment, when the tramp asks Harpo "Can you help me out, I want to get a cup of coffee" and Harpo takes a steaming cup of coffee out of his pocket and hands it to amazed tramp. Then there's the scene in the speakeasy, and the bit with the seal, and the ice, and the football match and - oh, just take your pick. In Duck Soup we are in the surreal world of politics gone mad in Freedonia, with Groucho as a dictator and Chico and Harpo as spies, this is the one with the famous 'mirror' sketch. All four films are quite wonderful, and they come in a beautiful box with beautiful pictures of all four stars, including gorgeous Zeppo (I know he wasn't funny, but the films he was in are the funniest ones, they were never the same after he left the act, and he was SO goodlooking, lovely voice too). Smashing.
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Initial post: 4 Dec 2010 00:18:32 GMT
A Day at the Races is the masterpiece...
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