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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Filmed on a stage in New York City. Sound films were still so new that soundproofing was not installed, so the film had to be shot in the early hours of the morning to reduce outside traffic noise. See more »
What I meant was you're gonna be here all winter and I'm stuck with the hotel anyhow, why don't you grab me until you can make other arrangements?
My dear Mr. Hammer. I shall never get married before my daughter.
You did once.
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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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