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 its origins, but this is vintage Marx Brothers.Written by
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Because The Marx Brothers are credited onscreen in the opening credits but are not in the comprehensive end credits, (where they are individually credited), the IMDb cast list uses the opening credits first, and completes them with those in the end credits not already mentioned. 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.
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Opening credits are shown on doors that flip around for each new screen of names. See more »
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very static and stagy but still worth seeing
I consider this the last Marx Brothers film worth seeing, though it is inferior to all their previous films. While you'll get a few laughs in their efforts following ROOM SERVICE, they are definitely a step below their earlier efforts.
The film was an adaptation of a stage production and it's obvious because most all the action takes place in one hotel room. As a result, there's a definite feeling of claustrophobia in the picture and it also prevents the film from rising to a higher level of entertainment.
About the only real WONDERFUL moment in the film is the very end, where one of the characters appears to come back to life--it's well worth seeing.
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