Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Groucho Marx
Director: Victor Heerman Cast: Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
, Harpo Marx
Harpo Marx
, Chico Marx
Chico Marx
Victor Heerman

DVD (Full Frame)

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Animal Crackers, like The Cocoanuts before is an all-but-literal translation to film of a smash-hit Marx Brothers Broadway musical. The aristocratic Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) holds a weekend party at her Long Island Estate. Her guest of honor is famed (but likely fraudulent) African explorer Geoffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx). Also showing up are renegade musician Signor Emmanuel Ravelli (Chico Marx), the mute, girl-chasing "Professor" (Harpo Marx) and Spaulding's faithful secretary Horatio Jamison (Zeppo Marx). The film, revolving around a stolen painting, finds Groucho lecturing on his most recent safari ("One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know"), Harpo and Chico unabashedly cheating at bridge, Groucho dictating a wildly nonsequitur letter to the firm of Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger and McCormick, and Groucho and Chico drawing up plans to build a house.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2011
UPC: 0025192084706
Original Release: 1930
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 37,878

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Groucho Marx Capt. Jeffrey T. Spaulding
Harpo Marx The Professor
Chico Marx Signor Emmanuel Ravelli
Zeppo Marx Horatio Jamison
Lillian Roth Arabella Rittenhouse
Robert Greig Horace Hives
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Rittenhouse
Louis Sorin Roscoe W. Chandler
Hal Thompson John Parker
Margaret Irving Mrs. Whitehead
Kathryn Reece Grace Carpenter
Edward Metcalf Insp. Hennessey
Music Masters Six Footmen
Donald MacBride Bit Part
Marx Brothers Actor

Technical Credits
Victor Heerman Director
George Folsey Cinematographer
Bert Kalmar Score Composer
Harry Ruby Score Composer,Songwriter
Morris Ryskind Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Animal Crackers
1. House Party (Main Titles) [6:03]
2. Hooray For Captain Spaulding [5:35]
3. Ravelli and the Professor [4:09]
4. Picture Perfect [3:49]
5. An Indecent Proposal [5:19]
6. The Fish Man [4:16]
7. I've Heard of You [5:36]
8. Card Sharks [7:18]
9. The Old Switch-a-roo [5:06]
10. Tales of Africa [5:07]
11. Tickling the Ivories [4:43]
12. An Imitation [3:47]
13. Why Am I So Romantic? [7:03]
14. Take a Letter [6:25]
15. Rise and Shine [5:45]
16. On the Case [4:17]
17. The Sherlock Method [5:49]
18. I Confess [6:30]

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