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The Marx Brothers, Silver screen collection, (videorecording)

Label
The Marx Brothers, Silver screen collection
Title
The Marx Brothers
Title part
Silver screen collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Cocoanuts: Classic Marx Brothers comedy with Groucho as a hotel owner, Chico and Harpo as con men and Margaret Dumont as a wealthy matron
  • Animal Crackers: Captain Spaulding is a famed African explorer who is being honored at a high society party at the estate of Mrs. Rittenhouse. Mayhem and chaos ensue after a valuable painting disappears and Spaulding, along with the Professor Sigmore Emanuel Ravelli and Horatio 'help' search for it
  • Monkey Business: Running from the authorities, the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters
  • Horse Feathers: As president of Huxley College, the fun loving Professor Wagstaff attempts to help his son finally graduate after 12 years by arranging to 'buy' professional football players for an upcoming big game against rival Darwin University. The plan takes an unexpected twist, however, when a bootlegger and a dogcatcher are mistaken for the athletes and accidentally hired instead
  • Duck Soup: After being appointed the dictator of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly proceeds to bring the mythical nation to a halt by showing up late and insulting everyone at his inauguration. Hoping to oust the unfit new leader, two spies are sent from the neighboring Sylvania. Soon enough, war is declared between the two nations with outrageous results. Including Groucho's famous mirror scene and final battle scene, it remains as entertaining and relevant today as it did when first released in 1933
Related
Cataloging source
CXP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
  • The Cocoanuts: The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo), Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Margaret Dumont
  • Animal Crackers: The Marx Brothers (Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Zeppo Marx), Lillian Roth, Margaret Dumont
  • Monkey Business: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Rockcliffe Fellowes, Harry Woods, Thelma Todd, Ruth Hall, Tom Kennedy
  • Horse Feathers: The four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo), Thelma Todd, Florine McKinney, David Landau
  • Duck Soup: Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo), Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Edgar Kennedy, Raquel Torres
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1890-1977
  • 1888-1964
  • 1887-1961
  • 1901-1979
  • 1889-1965
  • 1905-1935
  • 1895-1956
  • 1889-1971
  • 1900-1979
  • 1889-1961
  • 1895-1985
  • 1893-1977
  • 1898-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marx, Groucho
  • Marx, Harpo
  • Marx, Chico
  • Marx, Zeppo
  • Dumont, Margaret
  • Todd, Thelma
  • Calhern, Louis
  • Santley, Joseph
  • Florey, Robert
  • Kaufman, George S.
  • Ryskind, Morrie
  • Heerman, Victor
  • McLeod, Norman Z.
  • McCarey, Leo
  • Marx Brothers
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
407
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hotels
  • Rich people
  • Thieves
  • Gangsters
  • Bodyguards
  • College students
  • Football
  • Dictators
  • Spies
  • Imaginary wars and battles
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Marx Brothers, Silver screen collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The Cocoanuts based on the musical play, book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
  • Animal Crackers based on the musical play by George S. Kaufman, Bert Kalmar, Morrie Ryskind, and Harry Ruby
  • Bonus features: 3 vintage interviews from The today show with Harpo, Chico and William Marx featuring rarely seen home movies
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
The cocoanuts (1929) (94 min.) / producer, Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph Santley and Robert Florey ; screen adaptation by Morrie Ryskind -- Animal crackers (1930) (98 min.) / screenplay by Morrie Ryskind ; directed by Victor Heerman -- Monkey business (1931) (78 min.) / written by S.J. Perelman and Will B. Johnstone ; additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Horse feathers (1932) (68 min.) / directed by Norman McLeod ; [written] by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S.J. Perlman and Will B. Johnstone -- Duck soup (1933) (69 min.) / screenplay by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby ; directed by Leo McCarey
Control code
ocn856530044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (6 hrs., 47 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192175831
Other physical details
sd., b&w.
Publisher number
61125450
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1537438
  • (OCoLC)856530044
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Marx Brothers, Silver screen collection, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • The Cocoanuts based on the musical play, book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
  • Animal Crackers based on the musical play by George S. Kaufman, Bert Kalmar, Morrie Ryskind, and Harry Ruby
  • Bonus features: 3 vintage interviews from The today show with Harpo, Chico and William Marx featuring rarely seen home movies
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
The cocoanuts (1929) (94 min.) / producer, Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph Santley and Robert Florey ; screen adaptation by Morrie Ryskind -- Animal crackers (1930) (98 min.) / screenplay by Morrie Ryskind ; directed by Victor Heerman -- Monkey business (1931) (78 min.) / written by S.J. Perelman and Will B. Johnstone ; additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Horse feathers (1932) (68 min.) / directed by Norman McLeod ; [written] by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S.J. Perlman and Will B. Johnstone -- Duck soup (1933) (69 min.) / screenplay by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby ; directed by Leo McCarey
Control code
ocn856530044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (6 hrs., 47 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192175831
Other physical details
sd., b&w.
Publisher number
61125450
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1537438
  • (OCoLC)856530044
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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