Its the first time its ever been mentioned down here, today. Pages can include considerable notesin pen or highlighterbut the notes cannot obscure the text. Bego, mark, the marx brothers 2001 pocket essentials. Fields man on the flying trapeze, and continued with monkey business, the lives and legends of the marx brothers. The third book, on stan laurel and oliver hardy, will follow next year. The films are nearly impossible to gauge in a standard means of criticism because theyre each so good in their own ways. The first authentic account of the marx brothers, their origins and of the roots of their comedy. From groucho marx s first warblings with the singing leroy trio, this book brings to life the vanished world of americas wild and boisterous variety circuits, leading to the marx brothers broadway successes, and their alliance with new yorks theatrical lions, george s. On a transatlantic crossing, the marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship. Apr 15, 20 rob continues his look at the films of the comedy team, the marx brothers and their third film, monkey business.
Mcleod, starring groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, zeppo marx. Provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises sweet adeline monkey business the marx brothers the cocoanuts monkey business. Groucho marx, monkey business sanity flew out the door, allowing nonstop hilarity to come innuendo, when the marx bros. Groucho, harpo, chico and zeppo play four stowaways, who spend much of the journey trying to avoid the ships captain and his first mate. Herbert manfred zeppo marx february 25, 1901 november 30, 1979 was an american actor, comedian, theatrical agent, and engineer. Monkey business 1931 horse feathers 1932 also of interest.
The brothers leonard chico, adolpharthur harpo, julius groucho, milton gummo, and herbert zeppowere primarily comedians, but had musical and literary talents and successes, as well. I know, i know, i still need to get the cast names in there and ill be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. Among their wildest, most anarchic efforts, the three films mercilessly lampoon moneyed society, higher education, and warring governments. Monkey business 1931 takes no prisoners its fast, furious and doesnt give a damn about convention. Monkey business 1931 represents a new phase for the marx brothers. Monkey business is a 1931 film about four stowaways who get mixed up with gangsters on an ocean liner. Marx brothers, american comedy team that was popular on stage, screen, and radio for 30 years. Johnstone, monkey business is also the merry marxes first hollywood production. The lives and legends of the marx brothers by simon louvish a readable copy.
Funny movie quotes from monkey business best clean funny jokes. Monkey business script transcript from the screenplay and. The silver screen collection is an essential piece of any comedy collection. As our heroes endeavor to elude dimwitted first mate gibson tom. The first marx brothers picture written specifically for film, this outing finds the boys as stowaways on a cruise ship.
Feb 01, 2000 after a recent spate of marx brothersmoviewatching, i went and found monkey business, by simon louvish to read more about them. Like kanfers book, monkey business includes generous excerpts of classic marx brothers film dialog. This is fluid and fun, with some bits that could only have. Silver screen collection or the earlier boxed set and a couple of individually released titles that are included in the silver screen set and the warner marx bros. I had never even realized there was a fifth brother, gummo marx, who never went so far in show biz with the others. Lets have them all fistfight in a cow barn seems a convenient solution to this silliness about two rival gangsters and the kidnapping of one of their daughters. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of monkey business. The lives and legends of the marx brothers 2001 thomas dunne books isbn 0312252927 gehring, wes d. Monkey business is a 1931 comedy film directed by norman z. Finally, the monkey business script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the marx brothers movie. But before chico, zeppo, harpo, and groucho became anarchic movie stars in film like a day at the races and duck soup, they were an anarchic vaudeville troupe that traveled the. The life and times of julius henry marx by stefan kanfer. Groucho, chico, harpo, zeppo with added gummo by louvish, simon isbn. It is directed by norman mcleod with screenplay by s.
The first marx brothers film to be written directly for the screen its authors included s. It is the third of the marx brothers movies and the first not to be an adaptation of one of their broadway shows. Humor risk the cocoanuts animal crackers monkey business horse feathers duck soup a night at the opera a day at the races room service at the circus go west the big store a night in casablanca love happy a kiss in the dark too many kisses the house that shadows built hollywood. They began their careers in vaudeville, before becoming stars in the movies.
They were celebrated for their inventive attacks on the socially respectable and upon ordered society in general. The marx brothers, groucho, chico, harpo and zeppo are a group of actors known for duck soup 1933, animal crackers 1930 horse feathers 1932 a night in casablanca 1946 a day at the races 1937 and a night at the opera 1935. The marx brothers story is now encrusted with numerous myths and dubious anecdotes, and louvish does a solid job of separating fact from fiction and includes a family tree and a discussion of the fbis file on the group. The brothersleonard chico, adolpharthur harpo, julius groucho, milton gummo, and herbert zeppowere primarily comedians, but had musical and literary talents and successes, as well. The marx brothers at mgm page 2 classic horror film board. Nearly as loosely plotted as you can get, monkey business is a rambunctious outing for the marx brothers in their prime. Hail, euphoria presenting the marx brothers in duck soup, the greatest war movie. First and foremost, this is the saga of a family whose theatrical roots stretch back to mid19th century. Monkey business script transcript from the screenplay. Funny movie quotes from monkey business best clean funny. Decorate your house with pillows, tapestries, mugs, blankets, clocks and more. Simon louvish is engaged on a trilogy on the great clowns of 1930s comedy which began with w. April 19, 2017 admin funny movie quotes no comment marx brothers.
But i prefer to look at all the elements of a persons life when reading their biography, good and bad, to learn what makes them tick. The marx brothers silver screen collection the cocoanuts animal crackers monkey business horse feathers duck soup the marx brothers groucho, harpo, chico and zeppo are the reigning kings of comedy and remain one of the most iconic comic teams of all time. Featuring five of the marx brothers best films, you have hours of entertainment on your hands. Funny movie quotes from monkey business starring the marx brothers a madcap movie starring groucho, chico, harpo, zeppo and thelma todd. Groucho, harpo, chico and zeppo are brilliantly cast as four stowaways on an ocean liner, bound for new york. There are enough sight gags and nonsequiturs for a halfdozen comedies. The lives and legends of the marx brothers, by simon louvish courtesy of a serious book hiding behind a goofy title, monkey business captures a tremendous amount of detail in its pages, enough to satisfy the most hardcore marx brothers aficionado.
You will find the full story of the lives and work and the times of the marx brothers within simon louvishs monkey business. Movie title and typography from monkey business 1931, directed by norman z. They would have been lucky to find one line of their dialogue in the finished film after five months of rewriting by over twelve gagmen and anybody who might walk by the set, including eddie cantor. Groucho, chico, harpo, zeppo, with added gummo by simon louvish book why a duck. The marx brothers were one of the most successful performing acts of the twentieth century. 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. This is the first full and properly researched biography of all five marx brothers chico, harpo, groucho, gummo and zeppo. Monkey business 1931 there were four marx brothers. With groucho marx, harpo marx, the marx brothers, chico marx. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Pleased with the success of their first two films, paramount pictures extended the marx brothers contract, which they fulfilled with three of their greatest comedies. How many times have you missed the best bits of the marx brothers. In the year when the depression was at its worst, duck soup was paramounts sixth highest grosser, which was okay financially, although well short of horse feathers, the.
A consistently funny comedy with some amazing moments but only until. But glenn mitchell in the marx brothers encyclopedia, and simon louvish in his bio of the marxes titled monkey business, reveal that common knowledge should get stuffed. Monkey business 1931, horse feathers 1932, and duck soup 1933. Monkey business duck soup a day at the races classic screenplay.
Thelma todd is a lively addition to the marxian ensemble and compensates for the absence of margaret dumont. Monkey business duck soup a day at the races classic screenplay series. Jun 15, 2018 the marx brothers silver screen collection the cocoanuts animal crackers monkey business horse feathers duck soup october 18, 2016 at 9. Oh, among the mangoes, where the monkey gang goes, you can hear them talking, and talking, and talking about the first marx brothers movie except for humor risk, adapted from their first broadway show except for ill say she is. He appeared in the first five marx brothers feature films, from 1929 to 1933, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent. Funny movie quotes from monkey business starring the marx brothers starring groucho, chico, harpo, zeppo, and thelma todd best clean funny jokes jokes that are clean, funny, and for you. It is the third of the marx brothers released movies, and the first with an original screenplay rather than an adaptation of one of their broadway shows. Popular marx brothers books meet your next favorite book.
Monkey business official trailer one of the marx brothers funniest films, monkey business was their first to be written directly for the screen and is noticeably less stagy than earlier efforts. On stage with the marx bros december 16, 2016 by scott timberg one of the glories of american culture is the cinematic ensemble known as the marx brothers. Monkey business is a 1931 american precode comedy film. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Having realized that the movies paid them at least ten times what they could make on broadway and most of the brothers having spent 25 grueling years in the live theatre they wisely opted now only to do movies. The film also features thelma todd, harry woods and ruth hall. It was the first marx brothers comedy to be written directly for the screen not an adapted stage show like animal crackers that looks like it could have been shot in one long take through a security camera. The lives and legends of the marx brothers, laughs off the reliability of the date, deeming it as good a day for legends as any. May 07, 2014 monkey business 1931 represents a new phase for the marx brothers. Galesburg helped the marx brothers make a name for. After two pictures adapted from their stage hitsboth shot in paramounts astoria, long island studios while the comic team was performing on stage at night.
This book gives what the videos cant a short cut to some of the funniest films of all times monkey business. Mcleod and starring the legendary marx brothers much of the story takes place aboard an ocean liner bound for america from europe. Johnstone were excited to be writing a script for the marx brothers. Groucho marx, chico marx, harpo marx, and zeppo marx, and screen comedienne thelma todd. After a recent spate of marx brothers moviewatching, i went and found monkey business, by simon louvish to read more about them. The only title you would need at that point would be love happy. Online shopping for highquality marx brothers home decor by independent artists and designers from around the world.205 876 17 1034 709 168 484 1439 1548 1493 1442 411 102 326 584 765 1313 572 654 862 1311 980 1358 1156 447 1259 867 878 985 785 1016 159 1023 1498 1237 373 269 658 614 488 439 461 570 766 1005 106 1078 726 1002 402