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Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

My Marx Brothers confession

I must confess that I have never seen a Marx Brothers movie. When I embarrassingly mentioned this to Karl, he responded that he was envious of me since I will be seeing these for the first time. This past weekend I dove into the great Marx Brothers Silver Screen Edition DVD collection which includes The Cocanuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933). Today I find myself still laughing at some of the stuff Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo pulled off. Don't make the same mistake as I did and wait too long to watch these masters of cinematic comedy!

Movie

Marx Brothers Silver Screen Edition
MCA21250D
Kevin King

Comments

I've kind of rediscovered them recently. I really think that there isn't anybody else like them. Some of Harpo's scenes are completely mad and you can draw a direct line between their more nonsensical scenes and the likes of Python 40 years later. I enjoyed <a href="http://funnybonevids.sandertann.com/2009/01/marx-brothers-duck-soup-script-part-one/">checking out the Duck Soup video against the original script</a>. Kevin has some catching up to do!

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