#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Captain Spaulding, the noted explorer, returns from Africa and attends a gala party held by Mrs. Rittenhouse. A painting displayed at that party is stolen, and the Marxes help recover it. Well, maybe ‘help’ isn’t quite the word I was looking for–this is the Marx Brothers, after all…
Plot: The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.
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“The gates swung open and a Fig Newton entered…”
The Marx Brothers’ second movie is one of their funniest, despite suffering from some of the same limitations of the early sound era as their first film, The Cocoanuts. It’s a great movie with the Marx Bros. at their zany best. Groucho is Captain Spaulding, Chico is Signor Emanuel Ravelli, Harpo is The Professor, and Zeppo is….well, who cares who Zeppo is? He actually gets a funny scene in this movie, taking dictation from Groucho. That’s uncommon as he was usually just the straight man. The movie’s plot, such as it is, revolves around a painting stolen at a party thrown by a rich dowager (Margaret Dumont) for famed explorer Capt. Spaulding. The guys are all funny and the movie’s full of memorable sketches, songs, and one-liners. Lllian Roth is enjoyable as half of the obligatory romantic subplot. That’s a rarity for the Marx Bros. movies, where typically the two young people shoehorned in for a romantic subplot are the worst part of the picture. Roth’s charming presence makes it more bearable this time. Special mention to the amazing Margaret Dumont, who was a vital part of the success of the best Marx movies. Here she even gets to do some physical comedy in a hilarious scene with Harpo.
I love the Marx Bros’ Paramount films for their energy and eccentricities. From this movie until Duck Soup, the boys were at their best, in my opinion. Yes, they made some good ones after that but they were more polished and structured than the Paramount movies. Animal Crackers is a classic with many great jokes and routines, including “Hello I Must Be Going,” breaking the fourth wall, the bridge scene, “elephant in my pajamas” and pretty much every line of dialogue Groucho has.
Formula Marx Brothers’ Lunacy
Groucho Marx in one of the Marx Brothers’ Classics, surrounded by the usual cast of High Society bubble heads, delivers what many consider their very best work. The lunacy begins when Groucho arrives back from an African Exploration, just in time to be the guest of honor at a Society Dinner Party. The craziness is fueled by some twists and turns about a valuable painting (which seems to be easily copied onto what appears like a roll of wall paper). The predictable plot keeps rolling along, while Groucho seems to consume 95% of the script with one-liners.
In 1930 this may have been a welcome distraction from Depression Era hum-drum life. I tried to find the same amusement a lifetime later, and can’t agree with the critics. Aside from a few clever (even risqué) jokes, I was missing the rolling-on-the-floor-with-laughter effect. Animal Crackers left me only with Luke-warm feelings, while I found the “other” Marx Brothers Classic, “Duck Soup” hilarious. I would rather see “Duck Soup” 5 more times than view “Animal Crackers” ever again. Not a total loss of 1 1/2 time, but don’t expect any “mirror scenes”, because this film doesn’t have any.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Argentina)
Genre Comedy, Musical
Director Victor Heerman
Writer George S. Kaufman (based on the musical play by), Morrie Ryskind (based on the musical play by), Bert Kalmar (based on the musical play by), Harry Ruby (based on the musical play by), Morrie Ryskind (screen play)
Actors The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.20 : 1
Film Length 2,711.8 m (10 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm