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Plot: Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.
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One of the best Marx Brothers films
It starts off fantastically, with the four brothers playing stowaways on a ship who are hiding in barrels and singing “Sweet Adeleide”. Harpo is fantastic as he goofs in his own unique silent way, and there is a hilarious scene involving him and a Punch And Judy show. Chico is as usual on top form as the Italian who has sent for his grandfather’s beard by “hair mail”. And Groucho gives his classic wisecracks. Zeppo has more to do in this film than he did in other films and he isn’t too bad considering that he didn’t want to be in the films but had to due to his contract. Two historically funny Marx Brothers scenes in this film are one where they each in turn pretend to be Maurice Chevalier, and one where Chico and Harpo are cutting a man’s mustache (“That sides-a-too short”). You must see this film; it’s the Marx Brothers at their best. 10/10
Four Marxist Stowaways
Monkey Business is a film that gets right down to business, the laugh business that is. No buildup of any kind, it starts off with the Marx four stowing away on a transatlantic ocean liner and merrily eluding captain and crew.
You can’t go into any kind of plot, there really isn’t one. As it happens there are two rival gangsters on board the ship, Rockliffe Fellowes traveling with daughter Ruth Hall and Harry Woods, normally a western heavy traveling with his wife/moll Thelma Todd.
Groucho and Zeppo get hired by Woods and Harpo and Chico get hired by by Fellowes. Zeppo has some misplaced loyalty though, he falls for Ruth Hall. But Groucho sticks loyally by Thelma Todd, too loyally in the mind of Woods.
The action moves from the ocean liner to a society party, similar to the one Mrs. Rittenhouse was throwing for Captain Spaulding in their last picture Animal Crackers. Hall is captured and it’s up to the Marx to rescue the fair maiden. After all for the one and only time in their film careers, she was the sweetheart of one of their own.
Monkey Business is famous for the Marx Brothers affectionate salute to Paramount’s biggest star at the time, Maurice Chevalier. They all get a crack at imitating Chevalier singing a few bars of You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me from The Big Pond. All of them mind you, even Harpo.
Monkey Business was also the first film the Marx Brothers did in Hollywood, their first two, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers were done at Paramount’s Astoria Studio in New York. It was also the first film written directly for them for the screen. It’s a comedy classic, enjoyed by Marxists of all kinds.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 17 min (77 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Musical
Director Norman Z. McLeod
Writer S.J. Perelman (by), Will B. Johnstone (by), Arthur Sheekman (additional dialogue)
Actors The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.20 : 1
Film Length 2,100 m (Yugoslavia), 2,117.4 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm