A faded burlesque queen passes on a chance to return to the spotlight so her chorus-girl daughter can have a shot at the headliner spot. But she grows concerned when her daughter's new fame attracts the attention of a wealthy society man.
Young hopefuls trying to stage a Broadway show on a shoestring are sustained with food by expert shoplifter Harpo. They little suspect that his donations include the special sardine can hiding the Romanoff diamonds! Slinky Madame Egelichi and her henchmen will do anything to get them back, but the Marx Brothers lead them a merry chase. Written by
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Despite being a "Marx Brothers" movie, at no point in the film do all three Marx Bros. - Groucho, Harpo and Chico - appear in any scene together. The closest instance of this happening is near the end of the film when Harpo and Chico walk past Groucho's hiding place on the rooftop. However, Groucho is not seen until after his brothers have walked by. Harpo shares scenes with Chico and a few with Groucho, while Chico and Groucho share only one (the final scene in the film). See more »
The theatre's name changes from the Windsor to the Century and then back to the Windsor. See more »
Are you a friend of Mr. Yorkman?
Faustino the Great:
[crossing fingers before him]
Friend? Ha. Max and I are just-a like that - two heads on the same neck.
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Although the critics hate this one, it's a treasure for die-hard Harpo fans. Harpo originally conceived "Love Happy" as a solo vehicle, but Chico wormed his way in because he needed money to pay gambling debts. Groucho was written in at the last minute to secure more funding from backers who insisted on having all three brothers in the film.
Harpo loves the beautiful dancer Maggie, who faces a collapsing career if the theater troupe fails. Chico, a mind-reader in the troupe, loves femme fatale Madame Egelichi, who is of course plotting evil. Groucho is the private detective who eventually solves the mystery of the sardines. It all makes sense in the end, as much as any Marx Brothers movie makes sense. Sit back and enjoy.
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