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Marx Brothers Collection: 6dvd: Box Set delivered!!
Marx Brothers Collection: 6dvd: Box Set delivered!!

Marx Brothers Collection: 6dvd: Box Set delivered!!

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synopsis
Jun 2004

The Marx Brothers, Groucho, the bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wisecracker with the funny mustache and walk; Harpo, the loveable mute with the curly red hair, top hat, raincoat and horn; and Chico, the rakish con artist with the Italian accent, were madcap comedians of the first order who paved the way for generations of comedians and made the world safe for puns. They started off in vaudeville in the 1920s and followed their popular stage act with a total of 13 sound feature films made between 1929 and 1949.

A Night At The Opera
Leonard Maltin calls this 1935 comic masterpiece "arguably their finest film. This is as good as it gets." In it, the Marx Brothers turn Mrs. Claypool's opera into chaos in their efforts to help two young hopefuls get a break. It contains the famous scene where Groucho, Chico and Harpo cram a ship's stateroom with wall-to-wall people, gags, one-liners, musical riffs and two hard-boiled eggs.

A Day At The Races
Groucho stars as Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a horse veterinarian dispensing horse pills and quips with equal glee. Chico selling racing tips, Harpo destroying a piano to turn it into a harp and favorite foil actress Margaret Dumont make this thoroughbred comedy wall-to-wall hilarity. Many of the sequences in the film were performed by the Marx Brothers on a special road tour of live engagements before making it to the screen.

At The Circus
Groucho stars as professional shyster lawyer J. Cheever Loophole in the middle of big-top bedlam as the boys try to save the circus and look to Margaret Dumont for the money to do so. Groucho sings one of his famous songs, "Lydia the Tattooed Lady."

Go West
The Marxmen Go West (1940) to the land of outlaws and Indians where the fun never stops and where they outwit a land grabber. Highlights include Chico and Harpo bellying up to the bar, the £1 scam, the stagecoach ride and the brilliant train chase finale.

The Big Store
In The Big Store (1941), Groucho plays Attorney Wolf J. Flywheel whom with sidekick Wacky (Harpo) and bodyguard Ravelli (Chico) are investigating the shady dealings of a crooked department store owner. This is the last of nine films in which Margaret Dumont would appear with the Marx Brothers.

A Night In Casablanca
This parody of the Bogart/Bergman 1943 classic features the Nazis vs. the "nutsies" as the Marx Brothers foil Axis criminals when they find stolen jewels and paintings Nazis have hidden in a hotel. Playing Ronald Kornblow, Groucho is the manager of the Hotel Casablanca swirling with intrigue, while Chico is his bodyguard and Harpo plays a not- so-loyal valet to the villain.

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special features
6DVD Box Set, Contains The Following Films:
At The Circus
Big Store
Day At The Races
Go West
A Night At The Opera
Night In Casablanca
A Night At The Opera - Special Features
Audio Commentary By Film Critic Leonard Maltin
All-New Documentary 'Remarks On Marx' (33:57)
The Hy Gardner Show (1/1/61) Excerpt Featuring Groucho Marx (5:21)
Vintage MGM Shorts: 'Sunday Night At The Trocadero' And Robert Benchley's Academy Award -Winning 'How To Sleep'
Fullscreen 1.37:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Black & White
Running Time 105 Minutes
A Day At The Races - Special Features
Audio Commentary by The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia Author Glenn Mitchell
All-New Documentary 'On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!' (27:36)
Four Vintage Shorts: Robert Benchley's Oscar -Nominated A Night At The Movies plus the rarely-seen MGM Cartoons Gallopin' Gals, Mama's New Hat and Old Smokey
Fullscreen 1.37:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Black & White
Running Time 105 Minutes
At The Circus - Special Features
Vintage Our Gang Comedy Short Dog Daze (10:36)
Classic MGM Cartoon Jitterbug Follies (8:43)
Widescreen 1.37:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 83 Minutes
Go West - Special Features
Vintage Short, Pete Smith Specialty Quicker 'N A Wink (9:12)
Vintage Short, Fitzpatrick Traveltalk Cavalcade Of San Francisco (8:51)
Vintage Cartoon, The Milky Way (7:56)
Fullscreen 1.37:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Black & White
The Big Store - Special Features
Vintage MGM Short Flicker Memories (7:57)
Vintage MGM Cartoon Officer Pooch (8:09)
Fullscreen 1.37:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Black & White
Running Time 80 Minutes
A Night In Casablanca - Special Features
Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes cartoon classic Acrobatty Bunny (7:42)
Vintage Joe McDoakes Short So You Think You're A Nervous Wreck (10:56)
Fullscreen 1.33:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Languages - English
Subtitles - English
Region 2/PAL/Black & White

3 Comments

good price, love Marx brothers films paid more than this for 4 films last year some time from HMV

No Duck Soup though arguably the best of all.........

for Duck Soup, Horsefeathers and the other early Paramount movies, you need one of the 4 dvd sets (vol 1), or the 8 dvd set which has the two volumes.

If you buy only one, Vol 1 is head and shoulders above the rest...no filler (as long as you like cute, juvenile type songs).

Keep an eye out for a good price, which comes up now and again.

just checked...silly price again.

hang on, and it'll be back to a reasonable price soon
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