Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's sanitarium by winning a big race with her boyfriend's 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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In 2000, this was ranked as the 59th funniest film of all time by the American Film Institute. See more »
Grand piano strings do not sound like harp strings when plucked. Additionally, the strings that Harpo plucks are not piano strings - they are loose and singular. You wouldn't be able to pluck piano strings with a noticeable vibration afterwards (at least, not at the octave Harpo is playing), and only the lowest notes (again, below what Harpo is playing) are played with singular strings. See more »
[Tony offers Dr. Hackenbush a hint book]
One dollar and you'll remember me all your life.
That's the most nauseating proposition I ever had.
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After the film's opening two musical numbers featuring the songs "I'm Dr. Hackenbush" and "I've got a message from the man in the moon" were removed. This footage is now believed to have been destroyed. See more »
Superb comedy that puts our heroes in a sanitorium to help out owner O'Sullivan and an ailing Dumont. Groucho is the doctor brought in to help things along and it equals hilarious results. He and Chico share a wonderful sequence at the racetrack with Chico, in need of quick cash, looking for a sucker to con...Groucho just happened to walk by. The telephone scene between Groucho (as numerous voices) and Leonard Ceeley is also priceless. Allan Jones appears as O'Sullivan's love interest and even sings a bit. A bit too much for me, but he still sings lovely. The long dance numbers are uninspired and lose the comic flavor after a few minutes. We get it back in the wooing scene between Groucho and beautiful Esther Muir and in the rollicking good finale. The film, under Wood's direction, is well paced, with exception to the barnyard musical numbers. They drag it down for a bit. A comedy classic nonetheless.
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