The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts
The Cocoanuts

Year

1929

Duration

89 minutes

Genres

Comedy, Musicals

Language

English

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Synopsis

In early 1929 the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo) were appearing on Broadway in the show Animal Crackers by night and were shooting their first feature film on Long Island by day. Adapted from their 1925 stage hit, The Cocoanuts is a musical comedy set in Miami, where a hotel manager desperately tries to make the business work despite an unholy array of characters including jewel thieves and out-of-control bellhops. It's clearly a debut film but nonetheless endlessly mad and sporadically hilarious.

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