Room Service

Film, Comedy
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Under some sad whim, the Marx Brothers moved to RKO to appear in this limp version of a popular Broadway comedy, slightly adapted to fit their established characters. It's a loose fit indeed: Groucho plays a penniless theatrical manager trying to mount a socially-conscious play about miners (oh yes); Chico is the play's director, quotes Latin, and wears a check suit. Harpo at least is still unbridled, and does nice things chasing a turkey and eating food like an automaton. Apart from Harpo's bits, Room Service is to be seen once, and then forgotten.

By: GB

Release details

Duration: 78 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William A Seiter
Screenwriter: Morrie Ryskind
Cast: The Marx Brothers
Frank Albertson
Ann Miller
Lucille Ball
Donald MacBride
Cliff Dunstan
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