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The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell (1982)

This salute to the famous comedy team of the Marx Brothers shows clips from many of their best-known films, including Duck Soup, Horse Feathers and Animal Crackers. Also shown are rare ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Patterson

Writers:

Joseph Adamson (as Joe Adamson), Robert B. Weide (additional writing)
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Credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Chico Marx ... (archive footage)
Groucho Marx ... (archive footage)
Harpo Marx ... (archive footage)
Margaret Dumont ... (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woody Allen ... Himself
Irving Brecher Irving Brecher ... Himself
Dick Cavett ... Himself
George Fenneman ... Himself
George J. Folsey ... Himself
Charlotte Granet Charlotte Granet ... Herself
Margaret Irving ... Herself (as Margaret Irving-James)
Robert Klein ... Himself
Norman Krasna Norman Krasna ... Himself
Arthur Marx Arthur Marx ... Himself
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This salute to the famous comedy team of the Marx Brothers shows clips from many of their best-known films, including Duck Soup, Horse Feathers and Animal Crackers. Also shown are rare outtakes from their films and interviews with them, in addition to reminiscences and tributes by Dick Cavett, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and others. Written by Ipsith

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Las locuras de los hermanos Marx See more »

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Mono
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A wonderful summary
8 May 2013 | by hayst1See all my reviews

Even though I had seen 90% of the Marx Brother's films before watching this it was still great to watch. This was first video showed in my Cinema studies class covering the life and works of the Marx Brothers. I was pleasantly surprised to see that instead of addressing the brothers as a whole each brother was described in detail both on camera and off. This is an amazing documentary that clearly shows how the Marx Brothers affected other great comedians such as Woody Allen and Dick Cavett, as well as the impact they have had on a variety of generations. If you ever wanted to know what kind of fast pace intelligent humor you were getting into this would make a great introduction.


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