The Marx Brothers silver screen collection
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SummaryThe cocoanuts: Groucho as a hotel owner, Harpo and Chico as con men.
Animal crackers: Loosely centers around a painting stolen during a house party.
Monkey business: Running from the authorities the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters.
Horsefeathers: Professor Quincy Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College.
Duck soup: To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president.
ContentsThe cocoanuts / Paramount Pictures ; screen adaptation by Morrie Ryskind ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph Santley and Robert Florey (94 min. ; 1929)
Animal crackers / Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by Morrie Ryskind ; directed by Victor Heerman (98 min. ; 1930)
Monkey business / Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by Arthur Sheekman ; from a story by S.J. Perelman, Roland Pertwee and W.B. Johnstone ; produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz ; directed by Norman Z. McLeod (78 min. ; 1931)
Horse feathers / Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and S.J. Perelman ; directed by Norman McLeod (68 min. ; 1932)
Duck soup / Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby ; additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin ; directed by Leo McCarey (69 min. ; 1933).
College presidents -- Drama.
Explorers -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Studios Home Entertainment,2013
|Other Titles|| Animal crackers (Motion picture : 1930)
Horse feathers (Motion picture)
Duck soup (Motion picture)
Cocoanuts (Motion picture)
Monkey business (Motion picture : 1931)
Wanger, Walter, film producer.
Santley, Joseph, 1889-1971, film director.
Florey, Robert, 1900-1979, film director.
Heerman, Victor, 1893-1977, film director.
Sheekman, Arthur, 1901-1978, screenwriter.
Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979, screenwriter.
Pertwee, Roland, 1885-1963, screenwriter.
Johnstone, W. B., screenwriter.
Mankiewicz, Herman J. (Herman Jacob), 1897-1953, film producer.
McLeod, Norman Z., 1898-1964, film director.
Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947, screenwriter.
Ruby, Harry, screenwriter.
Perrin, Nat, screenwriter.
McCarey, Leo, film director.
Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977, actor.
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964, actor.
Marx, Chico, 1887-1961, actor.
Marx, Zeppo, 1901-1979, actor.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989, composer.
Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Animal crackers.
Paramount Pictures, Inc., production company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx.
The cocoanuts: Music, Irving Berlin.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
"The cocoanuts" originally released as a motion picture in 1929; "Animal crackers" originally released as a motion picture in 1930; "Monkey business" originally released as a motion picture in 1931; "Horse feathers" originally released as a motion picture in 1932; "Duck soup" originally released as a motion picture in 1933.
Animal crackers: Based on the musical play by George S. Kaufman, Bert Kalmar, Morrie Ryskind and Harry Ruby.
Special features: 3 vintage interviews from The Today Show with Harpo, Groucho and William Marx featuring rarely seen home movies.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; single layer; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
2 videodiscs (407 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.