The Marx Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord finds out that they have run out of money. To confuse the landlord they pretend that the play's author has contracted some terrible disease and can't be moved. Originally a stage play, the setting shows it's origins, but this is vintage Marx Brothers.Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A remake debuted in 1944 called "Step Lively", starring George Murphy and Frank Sinatra. See more »
When Gordon Miller calls to reception pretending to be Dr. Glass, he is holding the phone receiver with his right hand. Seconds later, when he is about to hang up, he is holding it with his left hand. See more »
[pulls newspaper down]
Well, what do you want? Can't a man have a little privacy around here?
The check, Mr. Miller.
Oh, the check... Is this check any good?
Why, uh... yes, sir.
Well, we'll soon find out. There you are.
[signs the check]
Don't give me any of that 'thank you' stuff.
Mr. Miller, many times I have seen your company rehearsing on the 19th floor. Please, I would like to play the part of the Polish miner.
[...] See more »
Opening credits are shown on doors that flip around for each new screen of names. See more »
Many criticize "Room Service" as the worst Marx Brothers film. This is both misleading and ridiculous. While "Duck Soup" now receives the most critical acclaim, one need only compare that film to Room Serivce to see a dramatic improvement in the directing and delivery. Room Service wasn't written explicitly for the Marx Brothers, so it doesn't have catchy lines. Still, the film flows much better than predecessors and is still pretty damn funny. The Marx Brothers made many great movies, and yes, this is one of those great ones!
14 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this