Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Written by
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This film was initially telecast in Norfolk VA Friday 22 March 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), followed by Chicago 13 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Seattle 17 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Tucson 10 May 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), by Minneapolis 27 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Los Angeles 5 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Philadelphia 16 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Honolulu 14 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), and by Altoona PA 15 September 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) ; it first aired in New York City 9 July 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 5 August 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
When Stuffy gets on the horse with the wagon, he is wearing a coat and dark trousers. As jockey he wears white pants and jockey shirt. While he could have lost the coat easy enough, there was no opportunity for him to change pants. See more »
Overall, this is a good Marx Brothers feature that is sometimes a little uneven, but that looks pretty good as long as you don't compare it with their very best pictures. The basic setup is amusing, and it provides some good material for the cast to work with. Groucho, Chico, and Harpo all get their moments, with Margaret Dumont once again joining in the fun.
The sanitarium setting and Groucho's attempt to run it are used pretty well.
There is a very funny scene when one of the heavies tries to check on Groucho's credentials, and another one when Dr. Hackenbush has to compete with an outside expert (Sig Ruman, who is always fun in this kind of role) for Dumont's confidence.
Not all of it works quite that well, and one or two of the musical numbers could have been skipped with no loss at all. But there are plenty of good moments and creative sequences, and a satisfyingly chaotic finale as good as those in any of their films.
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