Greatest Movies Through 1960

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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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Duck Soup (1933)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1933

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68 min – view video trailer

Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico)

Genres: Comedy, Musical

IMDB 8.0 / Amazon 4.5 / MRQE 85% / Decent Films A+

Oscars: none

Ranked #48 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. IMDB 8.0 ranking from over 34,252 users

For those new to the Marx Brothers, this is the perfect introduction to Groucho, Chico, and Harpo (and even Zeppo), three of the funniest men to ever grace the screen.  Amazon 4.5 stars from over 117 users

Probably the greatest and funniest film from one of the cinema’s funniest acts, Duck Soup is as absurdly nonsensical as comedy can be and still be about something. A satire of Fascism, Mussolini-style dictatorship, and the banality of war, the Marx Brothers’ masterpiece is best remembered for Groucho’s blistering throwaway witticisms, a classic broken-mirror scene with Harpo posing as Groucho’s reflection, and a surreal slapstick hat-switching sequence. Read full Decent Films review (rated A+ , Superior artistic-entertainment for Kids & Up)

MRQE 85% from over 57 reviews

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