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At the Circus (1939)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  20 October 1939 (USA)
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

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Mrs. Suzanna Dukesbury
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Goliath
Fritz Feld ...
Jardinet
James Burke ...
Jerry Maren ...
Little Professor Atom (as Jerry Marenghi)
Barnett Parker ...
Whitcomb
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Storyline

Jeff Wilson, the owner of a small circus, owes his partner Carter $10000. Before Jeff can pay, Carter lets his accomplices steal the money, so he can take over the circus. Antonio Pirelli and Punchy, who work at the circus, together with lawyer Loophole try to find the thief and get the money back. Written by Michael Zolk <mzolk@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de>

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circus | money | strongman | lawyer | aunt | See All (71) »

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NOT SUITABLE FOR GENERAL EXHIBITION (Australian one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Day at the Circus  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in the midget's trailer was the only time Harpo Marx was even vaguely heard on-screen (when he sneezes). See more »

Goofs

When Jeff first gets on the train, his badge keeps changing position on his coat. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Suzanna Dukesbury: [a giraffe licks her neck] Not here, monsieur. Not here.
J. Cheever Loophole: Oh, I can't help it. It's just the animal in me.
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Connections

Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played at the party
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First Marx Brothers Film I Saw..and it was amazing.
20 July 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most hilarious comedies I've ever seen. Sure, as others have said, the romantic stuff isn't so great, but the stuff with the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, is genius. One of my favorite scenes was the one where Groucho walks on the ceiling with that highly attractive circus perfomer. Plus, the ending, with the gorilla and the whacky final fate of the orchestra, is awe inspiring, as far as comedy goes. (Which is damn far!) Anyway, a great film.


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