Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Week's Monkey Poll: The Marx Brothers At Paramount

This week's question was inspired by a conversation I had recently with a lifelong pal. "Of the five movies the Marx Brothers made at Paramount Pictures, which have you seen?"

Vote in the poll at the top of the right hand column. Choose as many answers as apply.


Ginger Ingenue said...

Great poll! I've seen MONKEY BUSINESS, HORSE FEATHERS, and DUCK SOUP. Also saw a little bit of ANIMAL CRACKERS, but since I didn't finish it, I didn't vote for it. :)

Which one is your favorite?

Mythical Monkey said...

Which one is your favorite?

Hmm. For me, I'd rank them this way:

1) Duck Soup
2) Animal Crackers
3) Horse Feathers
4) Monkey Business
5) The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts gets graded down a bit because it's very early sound with all the technical problems associated with that, and there's more singing and romance in it than any other film. But when the Marx Brothers are on screen and doing comedy, The Cocoanuts is as good as anything they ever did. They're just not on screen enough.

I love them all though.