Sunday, May 01, 2016

A Night at the Opera: the Marx Brothers Masterpiece

A Night at the Opera: the Marx Brothers Masterpiece

8 comments:

Deb said...

The stateroom scene alone is worth the price of admission. And I love Margaret Dumond. Groucho said she never realized she was acting in a comedy and that's why her responses are so hilarious, but I prefer to believe she was in on the joke.

/Dumbest comment in this history of (non-political) commenting: "Is that the same Kitty Carlisle who was on What's My Line? Wow--she used to be hot...what happened?" What happened? Like all of us, she got old, dumb-ass!

//I broke my prime rule: Never read the comments!

Bill Crider said...

That's also my prime rule, and I'm pretty good at following it. I almost never give in.

Anonymous said...


Dumont (kittenish after a Groucho kiss): You make me think of my youth.
Groucho: Really? He must be a big boy by now.

JTD

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I remember the first time when I saw Groucho thinking how much to keep and how much to pay Allan Jones, finally offering him ... $25 a day.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I never, ever read the comments.

Dan said...

Frankly I was disappointed after the surreal anarchy of their Paramount films to see the Marx Brothers domesticated at MGM.

A minority view, but I shall wait for Fashion and critical consensus to catch up with me.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Well, it was no Duck Soup.

SteveHL said...

Total agreement, Dan. I think Duck Soup was a much better, funnier movie. Did people really enjoy those piano and harp solos?

And Margaret Dumont is in Duck Soup!