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The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.

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Harpo
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Faustino the Great
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Madame Egelichi
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Maggie Phillips
Marion Hutton ...
Bunny Dolan
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Alphonse Zoto
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Throckmorton
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Hannibal Zoto
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Mr. Lyons
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Mike Johnson
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Mackinaw
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Grunion's Client
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Detective Sam Grunion - Narrator of the Story
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Man at Stage Door (uncredited)
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Street Passerby (uncredited)
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Cop Who Captures Harpo (uncredited)
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Young Woman (uncredited)
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Call Boy (uncredited)
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Clarence Nash ...
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Clergyman in Sadie Thompson Number (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ...
Woman with Chihuahua Dog (uncredited)
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Ivan - Assassin in Grunion's Office (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Miller

Written by

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Frank Tashlin ... (screenplay) and
Mac Benoff ... (screenplay)
 
Harpo Marx ... (based on a story by)
 
William Alland ... () (uncredited)
 
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast ... () (uncredited)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)
 
Ann Ronell ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Lester Cowan ... producer
Mary Pickford ... producer (uncredited)

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Ann Ronell ... (musical score)

Cinematography by

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William C. Mellor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Albrecht Joseph ... film editor (as Al Joseph)
Basil Wrangell ... film editor

Casting By

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Robert Cowan ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Gabriel Scognamillo

Set Decoration by

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Casey Roberts

Makeup Department

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Fred B. Phillips ... makeup (as Fred Phillips)
Scotty Rackin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Ray Heinz ... production manager (as Ray Heinze)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Harvey Dwight ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Howard A. Anderson ... photographic effects

Stunts

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Nick Cravat ... stunt double: Harpo Marx (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Richard Bachler ... wardrobe: men's
Grace Houston ... wardrobe designer
Norma Koch ... wardrobe designer (as Norma)

Music Department

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Harry Geller ... orchestral arrangements
Paul J. Smith ... orchestra conducted by (as Paul Smith)

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Billy Daniel ... production numbers staged by
Mary Pickford ... presenter
William Chaiken ... assistant to producers (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Hearts and Diamonds (United States)
  • Diamonds in the Basement (United States)
  • Blonde Heaven (United States)
  • Kleptomaniacs (United States)
  • Blondes Up (United States)
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  • 85 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Groucho Marx told an anecdote - both on a '60s Today Show segment and in print - that the movie's producer asked three aspiring actresses to walk seductively past Marx. Whomever Marx decided was the best walker would play opposite him in the film. When the third girl walked past, Marx asked the producer, "How could you possibly choose anyone but that last one?" Marx had chosen Marilyn Monroe for the film. See more »
Goofs The theatre's name changes from the Windsor to the Century and then back to the Windsor. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1965). See more »
Soundtracks Love Happy See more »
Quotes Detective Sam Grunion, narrator of the story: I am the same Sam Grunion who solved the international uranium-mining swindle. Scotland Yard was baffled; the FBI was baffled. They sent for me and the case was solved immediately: I confessed.
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