Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Great Scenes # 4: A Night at the Opera (1935)


Directed by Sam Wood

I love the Marx Brothers. They're comedy legends and geniuses. Their films contain some of the funniest scenes ever filmed, IMO. Despite the fact that they were made during the 1930's, most of the jokes are still quite funny and clever. One of the funniest among their already funny oeuvre is the famous crowded cabin scene in one of their best films A Night at the Opera. All you need to know is that the Brothers were given a ridiculously small room in a cruise ship. The absurd situation sprinkled with great physical comedy from Harpo Marx as well as the verbal quips of Groucho makes this scene one of the great and funniest scenes of all time.


17 comments:

Sylar said...

for the '30s is very good
i like it

My 2 Pesos said...

A classic. :D

Bart said...

too old didnt watch :D

Bersercules said...

Pretty good! I've never watched their stuff before so I guess I better start!
What do you think of Abbott and Costello?

mjunta said...

it is satisfactorily!

Film Geek Bastard said...

@Bersecules: I have yet to see an Abbott and Costello film, surprisingly enough. Though I do love their "Who's on First" routine.

Feda.Lover said...

REally like it!

my day in a sentence said...

I've never seen a Marx brothers movie. I know. -.-'

Linux and Life said...

haha, I love Max Brothers too, they're truly satirist geniuses. Thanks for sharing this vid, for so long I havent watched Max Brothers again

psychpost said...

classic!

msmariah said...

The Marx Bros were just classic. They don't make films like this anymore.

Natural One said...

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.

Groucho Marx

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

No one did slapstick better than the Marx brothers

mjunta said...

I like it!

Bersercules said...

@FilmGeekBastard That does supprise me!

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

DUDE!

YOU GET NOTHING BUT RESPECT FROM ME FOR THIS!

SERIOUSLY! ALL CAPS SERIOUSLY!!!

coneforce said...

I never watched it...you think I should?