The Cocoanuts

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

96 mins

Cast and crew

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