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Animal Crackers
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George S. Kaufman (based on the musical play by) &
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Release Date:
28 August 1930 (USA) See more »
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The maddest comics of them all!
Plot:
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Victor Heerman 
 
Writing credits
George S. Kaufman (based on the musical play by) &
Morrie Ryskind (based on the musical play by) &
Bert Kalmar (based on the musical play by) &
Harry Ruby (based on the musical play by)

Morrie Ryskind (screen play)

Pierre Collings (continuity)

Original Music by
Max Reese (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (photographed by) (as George Folsey)
 
Art Direction by
Ernst Fegté (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ernest Zatorsky .... sound (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
97 min | Argentina:98 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Germany:o.Al. | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:G (1974 re-release) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
After this film, the Brothers always thought of Margaret Dumont as "Mrs. Rittenhouse".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the opening credits, the first name of Groucho's character, Captain Spaulding, is spelled "Jeffrey". Moments later in newspaper clip, his first name is spelled "Geoffrey."See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Spaulding:You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, which doesn't say much for you.See more »
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Referenced in Three Little Words (1950)See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Hooray for Captain Spalding!, 9 June 2001
Author: johnny-143

This is one of my favorite Marx Brothers movies. Just sit back and watch the mayhem come at you, and everyone else in their way. Filled with some of their reliable stock players and plots, there's nothing new about this at all- except for their astounding wit and polish and amazing routines. George Kaufman wrote the script, which is one of their strongest, and it's just sublime silliness from the first word. Watch it when you're sick, it'll lift up your spirits.

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