Written by / 6/26/2024 / No comments / , , , , , , ,

ZEPPO/MARX BROTHERS PRESENTATION 'ANIMAL CRACKERS'

Title: ANIMAL CRACKERS Year: 1930 Rating: ***

The Marx Brothers ANIMAL CRACKERS is basically their hangout movie, seeming like a grand Broadway showcase with elaborate sets, mostly of a giant mansion interior celebrating Groucho as a famous big game hunter, introduced by his assistant played by straight-man brother Zeppo...

What's ironic is there's a kind of standard-handsome young actor named Hal Thompson whose relationship with beautiful Lilian Roth would have fit Zeppo instead of the few scenes as Groucho's note-scribbling gopher...

Margaret Dumont and Zeppo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS with Groucho Marx

Meanwhile Harpo and Chico get to show off their incredible musical talent with harp and piano solos... making this feature an introductory presentation to the talents on board, despite being their second feature...

But once again it's regular Margaret Dumont, here as the fancy rich lady throwing the party who, while once again is the thankless brunt of Groucho's hit-and-miss one-liners, does the most work overall, not only soaking the barbs but progressing the expository plot-line about stolen paintings... that mean very little compared to all the running around.

Margaret Dumont and Zeppo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Groucho and Zeppo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Margaret Dumont and Zeppo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Lilian Roth and Hal Thompson in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Harpo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Chico Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS
Groucho Marx and Zeppo Marx in ANIMAL CRACKERS



Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

TIMOTHY HUTTON WITH SEAN PENN AND TOM CRUISE IN 'TAPS'

Sean Penn and Giancarlo Esposito in TAPS Year: 1981 Rating: **** Harold Becker's TAPS is perhaps the only movie where Tom Cruise isn'...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE:"If you must think, for God's sake, think clearly." Richard Attenborough, The Great Escape

FILM NOIR & NEO NOIR CRIME

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)THE FEARMAKERS 5)CANYON PASSAGE 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)THE CROWDED SKY 10)THE ROARING TWENTIES 11) ANATOMY OF A MURDER 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE BREAK 17)WHITE HEAT 18)AL CAPONE 19)HIDDEN FEAR 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)HOUSE OF STRANGERS 22)THE ASPHALT JUNGLE 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)THE SYSTEM 25)AIR PATROL 26)THE STONE KILLER 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)STANLEY BAKER 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)CHARLES BRONSON1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)VAL GUEST 4)STANLEY KUBRICK 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)ORSON WELLES 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

CHARLES BRONSON CINEMA

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE