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A Night at the Opera (1935) Marx Brothers

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1935

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96 min – rated G – view video trailer

Director: Sam Wood
Starring: Marx Brothers, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones

Genres: Comedy, Music, Musical

IMDB 8.0 / Amazon 4.7 / Decent Films A+

Oscars: none

Ranked #57 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. IMDB rating: 8.0 from over 17,140 users

Absolutely one of the most hilarious movies ever made, this classic farce featuring the outrageous genius of the Marx Brothers is a chance to see some of their best bits woven together seamlessly in a story of high society, matchmaking, and chaos. Amazon 4.7 stars from over 71 users

MRQE links to over 39 reviews

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Top Hat (1935)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1935

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101 min – view video trailer

Director: Mark Sandrich
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance

IMDB 7.8 / Amazon 4.6 / Decent Films A

Oscars: nominated for 4, won 0: nominated: Best Picture, Best Music, Best Art, Best Dance

Ranked #63 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace’s hotel. IMDB rating: 7.8 from over 8,038 users

Perhaps the best remembered of the 10 Astaire/Rogers musicals, Top Hat has it all: Art Deco elegance, a wonderfully addled storyline, loopy support from skilled farceurs and the incomparable chemistry of the two leads cheek-to-cheeking to Irving Berlin’s finest film score. Amazon 4.6 stars from over 66 users

The quintessential Fred-and-Ginger vehicle, Top Hat features some of the most glorious, memorable dance sequences ever filmed. The Irving Berlin score includes perhaps the duo’s best-known number, “Cheek to Cheek,” as well as Astaire’s signature solo number, “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails.” Read full Decent Films review: rated A, Superb artistic-entertainment for Teens & Up

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