Marx Brothers Collection (7 Movies on 5 DVDs) Boxed-Set
Marx Brothers, The
Warner Home Video
This set includes seven of only thirteen Marx Brothers films ever made! Collection includes: "A Night at the Opera" (1935) - The Marx Brothers turn Mrs. Claypool's opera into chaos in their efforts to help two young hopefuls get a break. It contains the famous scene where Groucho, Chico and Harpo cram a ship's stateroom with wall-to-wall people, gags, one-liners, musical riffs and two hard-boiled eggs. "A Day at the Races" (1937) - Groucho stars as Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a horse veterinarian dispensing horse pills and quips with equal glee. Chico selling racing tips, Harpo destroying a piano to turn it into a harp and favorite foil actress Margaret Dumont make this thoroughbred comedy wall-to-wall hilarity. "A Night in Casablanca" (1946) - This parody of the Bogart/Bergman 1943 classic features the Nazis vs. the "nutsies" as the Marx Brothers foil Axis criminals when they find stolen jewels and paintings Nazis have hidden in a hotel. "Room Service"/"At the Circus" - These two films are combined on one disc to provide double doses of laughter. In "Room Service" (1938), Lucille Ball and Ann Miller provide comic co-star support while the Marx Brothers play producers trying to keep their show above water and a hotel room over their head. In "At the Circus" (1939) Groucho stars as professional shyster lawyer J. Cheever Loophole in the middle of big-top bedlam as the boys try to save the circus and look to Margaret Dumont for the money to do so. Groucho sings one of his famous songs, "Lydia the Tattooed Lady." "Go West"/"The Big Store" - Another Marx Brothers twin bill makes this a hilarious comedy "two-fer." In the first, the Marxmen "Go West" (1940) to the land of outlaws and Indians where the fun never stops and where they outwit a land grabber. In "The Big Store" (1941), Groucho plays Attorney Wolf J. Flywheel who with sidekick Wacky (Harpo) and bodyguard Ravelli (Chico) are investigating the shady dealings of a crooked department store owner. Bonus extras include commentary by Leonard Maltin.
Contains seven films on five discs:
A Night at The Opera
A Day at The Races
A Night in Casablanca
Room Service/At the Circus
Go West/The Big Store
Commentary by Leonard Maltin on A Night at the Opera
Commentary by "The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia" Author Glenn Mitchell on A Day at the Races
All-New Documentaries "Remarks On Marx," "On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!"
The Hy Gardner Show (1/1/61) excerpt featuring Groucho Marx
"Fitzpatrick Traveltalk's Los Angeles: Wonder City Of The World"
"Sunday Night At The Trocadero"
Robert Benchley's Academy Award-Winning "How To Sleep"
"Pete Smith Specialty Quicker 'N A Wink"
Joe McDoakes's "So You Think You're A Nervous Wreck"
"Fitzpatrick Traveltalk Cavalcade Of San Francisco"
Robert Benchley's "A Night At The Movies"
MGM Cartoons: "Gallopin' Gals," "Mama's New Hat," "Jitterbug Follies," "Old Smokey," "Officer Pooch," and "The Milky Way"
Looney Tunes Cartoons: "The Daffy Doc" and "Acrobatty Bunny"
Our Gang Comedy Shorts: "Party Fever" and "Dog Daze"
Audio-Only: Musical Outtake A Message From The Man In The Moon (performed by Allan Jones), "Where There's Music," and an MGM Radio Promos "Leo Is On The Air"