After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow ... See full summary »
Mr. Hammer runs a bankrupt Florida hotel. He'll try anything to make money, even make love to rich Mrs. Potter. But his main scheme, selling real estate, is in danger of sabotage from zanies Chico and Harpo, who also reduce the schemes of a pair of jewel thieves to chaos. A subplot involves the star-crossed love of Polly Potter and architect Bob Adams. Written by
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This first Marx Brothers film is quite funny sporadically, as long as you focus on the antics of Groucho, Harpo and Chico and don't let the very dated singing and poor production values get in your way.
Being one of the very earliest sound films, there are less than stellar production values and some very old fashioned and grating musical numbers to intrude during the course of THE COCOANUTS. But fortunately, any time the Marx Brothers grace the screen, it's well worth the wait and they are always entertaining... and after all, aren't they the main reason we're watching?
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