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A Night at the Opera (1935)

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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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Storyline

The Marx Brothers take on high society. Two lovers who are both in opera are prevented from being together by the man's lack of acceptance as an operatic tenor. Pulling several typical Marx Brothers' stunts, they arrange for the normal tenor to be absent so that the young lover can get his chance. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Don't miss it! The funniest picture ever made!

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Release Date:

15 November 1935 (USA)  »

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| (1948 re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Groucho Marx does a very brief Jack Benny impression in the film. After Otis P. Driftwood makes the speech to the audience, Groucho gestures to the orchestra pit and says, "Play, Don!" This is a Benny line from the radio series; his orchestra leader, Don Bestor, was always cued this way (by the way, Bestor originated the J-e-l-l-O jingle for the Benny show). See more »

Goofs

When Harpo Marx is playing the harp, he is whistling. The fourth time he whistles, we hear his whistle but he doesn't move his mouth until about a second later. See more »

Quotes

Fiorello: You got some mail for me?
Tony: Mail for you? You don't work here.
Fiorello: Well where am I gonna get my mail? I no work anyplace.
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Soundtracks

Cosi-Cosa
(1935)
Music by Bronislau Kaper (as Kaper) and Walter Jurmann (as Jurman)
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Allan Jones (uncredited)
Danced by chorus
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The Marx Brothers against the world
1 August 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best Marx Brothers film. It is certainly my favorite. The brothers destroy pomposity and pretension by the ton. The pieces of comic business were worked out through many live theater performances before the scenes were finally filmed. This craftsmanship never shows, but it pays off completely. The stateroom scene is a classic, and the total devastation of the opera is a delicious piece of craziness.


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