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Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Sport | 8 July 1932 (USA)
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, depending on your mood, but it's quite possibly the funniest movie ever made, and becomes even funnier with subsequent viewings. Written by Carl Schultz

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It's Insane -- It's Joyous

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Comedy | Sport

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8 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Costar Susan Fleming - who plays Angela - later married comic Harpo Marx and retired from acting. The Marx's marriage was a famously happy and successful one, and lasted until Harpo's death in 1964. See more »

Goofs

The film depicts a mile-long race at the 1932 Olympics. In 1932, as today, all Olympic track events were run over metric distances, including the so-called "metric mile" of 1,500 meters. See more »

Quotes

The President: Hello sweetheart.
Migg Tweeny: Listen, my name's Tweeny.
The President: You'll always be sweetheart to me.
Migg Tweeny: I know, I know, but there's talk already.
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Connections

Referenced in Seishun no yume ima izuko (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by Godfrey Marks
Excerpt in the score as the ship is off to Los Angeles
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Jos.M.Blatterman is right
4 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I found Million Dollar Legs to be one of the funniest films I've seen. I was unaware that it is available on video.I'm going to get myself a copy,and show it to my friends who appreciate satire and/or slapstick in the style of the Marx Bros.


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