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Monkey Business (1931)

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On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

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Storyline

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 scgary66

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19 September 1931 (USA)  »

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Monnaie de singe  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

According to Robert Osbourne, during the first day of shooting, it's reported that the Brothers Marx showed up in each other's clothing and impersonated each other. See more »

Goofs

When Groucho and Chico hide under the table in the chart room (before their encounter with the Captain) Chico has a cigarette in his right hand. He didn't have it before diving under the table. See more »

Quotes

Groucho: Oh, engineer? Will you tell them to stop the boat from rocking, I'm going to have lunch.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
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Marx brothers madness continues
25 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

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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