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Marx Brothers Movies

Hot on the heels of the brothers' success on Broadway, they finally took the plunge and decided to begin a career in the movies. Actually, their movie careers had a false start several years earlier with a two-reel silent film called Humor Risk. As has been pointed out elsewhere, this film (produced around 1920) was "more risk than humor" and it was never shown to the general public. But by 1929, the Marxes' standing on the stage was rock solid and motion pictures were the next logical step. So, while performing nightly in the Broadway production of Animal Crackers, they began shooting their first feature, The Cocoanuts, at Paramount's Kaufman Astoria Studios on Long Island. (These studios are still used for various film and television productions and the complex is also the home of The American Museum of the Moving Image.)

Between the release of The Cocoanuts in 1929 and their thirteenth and last film, Love Happy, twenty years later, the Marxes went through a lot of changes. Changes in studios, writers, directors, producers...but the charm is always there. Throughout their films, good or bad, they were always the Marx Brothers. Who could ask for more?

Marx Brothers Movies

Humor Risk(1921)
The Cocoanuts(1929)
Animal Crackers(1930)
Monkey Business(1931)
Horse Feathers(1932)
Duck Soup(1933)
A Night at the Opera(1935)
A Day at the Races(1937)
Room Service(1938)
At the Circus(1939)
Go West(1940)
The Big Store(1941)
A Night in Casablanca(1946)
Love Happy(1949)

Movies with one (or more) of the Marxes

A Kiss in the Dark(1925)
Too Many Kisses(1925)
The House That Shadows Built(1931)
Hollywood on Parade No.5(1932)
Hollywood on Parade No.9(1933)
Screen Snapshots(1933)
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara(1935)
Hollywood: The Second Step(1936)
Yours For the Asking(1936)
Sunday Night at the Trocadero(1937)
Screen snapshots No. 2(1943)
Screen snapshots No. 8(1943)
Stage Door Canteen(1943)
Hollywood canteen(1944)
The All-Star Bond Rally(1945)
Copacabana(1947)
Mr. Music(1950)
Double Dynamite(1951)
A Girl in Every Port(1952)
The Story of Mankind(1957)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?(1957)
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch(1958)
Skidoo(1968)

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The Marx Brothers - Los Hermanos Marx - האחים מרקס - マルクス兄弟 - Les Freres Marx - 마르크스형제 - Братья Маркс - Bröderna Marx - برادران مارکس - I Fratelli Marx - Братята Маркс - Bracia Marx - Germans Marx - الأخوة ماركس - 馬克思兄弟 - Αδελφοί Μαρξ - Irmãos Marx

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