Animal Crackers (1930)

The second of the Marx Brothers’ films (after 1929’s

Marx Brothers 1948 adjusted
Marx Brothers 1948 adjusted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

), this dusty, sarcastically musical vaudeville farce involves a sham “explorer” (Groucho), a society party thrown in his honor, a stolen painting, a pair of suspicious musicians (Chico and Harpo), and so on. The bros’ vim could not be contained even by the primitive early-talkie technology.

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