While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters while trying desparately to evade the ship's crew. After arriving stateside, one of the gangsters kidnaps the other's daughter - and it's up to our unlikely heroes to save the day. Written by
Al Shean (true name: Schoenberg), listed above as "contributing writer (uncredited)," was The Marx Brothers' maternal uncle. He was also a star in his own right, having participated in vaudeville and on Broadway as half of the comedy team Gallagher and Shean. See more »
During the Passport scene, when the brothers try to get off the boat by impersonating Maurice Chevalier, neither Zeppo Marx (the first brother to try) nor Groucho Marx (the third to try), get Chevalier's passport back from the officer in charge, yet Chico Marx and Harpo Marx each have it as they approach the front of the line. See more »
Now one night, Columbus' sailors started a mutiny.
Nah, no mutiny's at night. They're in the afternoon. You know, Mutinies, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
There's my argument: Restrict Immigration!
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The opening credits are painted on the sides of barrels (In the film's opening, the Marx Brothers' characters are stow-aways on a cruise ship, hiding in barrels marked "Kippered Herring"). See more »
The Marx brothers are on an intercontinental voyage in this film which offers more than one hilarious moment. My favorite scene involved the four brothers doing their impressions of Maurice Chevalier at customs -- one after the other!
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