The Cocoanuts

  • Film
  • Comedy
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The Brothers' first feature, for Paramount, adapted from their 1925 Broadway hit written by George S Kaufman, and set in a Florida hotel running wild with jewel thieves, romantic leads, dancing bellhops, a stately matron (Dumont), a conniving manager (Groucho) and assorted riff-raff (Harpo and Chico). It shows its age, what with indistinct sound, fluffed lines, quaint choreography, quainter songs, a stilted supporting cast and positively arthritic direction. But the Brothers' energy and madness is never in question: when the laughs come, they come loud and long.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph Santley, Robert Florey
Screenwriter: Morrie Ryskind
Cast: The Marx Brothers
Kay Francis
Oscar Shaw
Mary Eaton
Margaret Dumont
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