• Film

A Night at the Opera


Time Out says

The Marx Brothers at the turning point, just before their gradual descent into mediocrity at the hands of MGM, who wanted their comedy to be rationed and rationalised. It's a top budget job, opulent and meticulous, with its fair share of vices: this is the first Marx Brothers film where you really feel like strangling the romantic leads. But it has even more virtues: there's no Zeppo, the script's generally great (Kaufman and Ryskind), Dumont's completely great, and the Brothers get to perform some of their most irresistible routines - the stateroom scene and all.

Release Details

  • Rated:U
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sam Wood
  • Screenwriter:George S Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind
  • Cast:
    • The Marx Brothers
    • Kitty Carlisle
    • Allan Jones
    • Margaret Dumont
    • Sig Ruman
    • Walter Woolf King
    • Edward Keane
    • Robert Emmet O'Connor
    • Lorraine Bridges
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