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A Night at the Opera (1935) Movie Information

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A Night at the Opera (1935)
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Overall Rank:

847

Avg. Rating:

3.03/4

# of Ratings:

73

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/04/1935

Director:

Sam Wood

Actors:

Chico Marx
Groucho Marx
Harpo Marx
Kitty Carlisle
Sig Ruman
Margaret Dumont

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A pair of wacky characters who manage opera singers use them to get back at their enemies.

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Gabe 10/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I like the Marx Brothers, but I just didn't find this one that funny. Sure Groucho had a few one-liners and there were a few sight-gags, but overall this was just an average film.

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Yojimbo 07/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The Marx Bros and Margaret Dumont follow the usual formula to terrific effect in another comedy classic. Will people still be watching Adam Sandler films in 77 years? I rather doubt it.

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Snoogans 05/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Probably my favorite of the Marx Bros. films. There are some great comedic set pieces and an entertaining musical performance, from the Bros. Easily one of their funniest.

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mitchellyoung 08/15/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Not as absurdist as the famed "Duck Soup," but still just as funny. The Marx Brothers stick to a more linear plot with some great character performances in the supporting cast. Margaret Dumont, in particular, really cuts her teeth here as the "straight woman" to the Marx Brothers' antics.

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  Daniel Corleone
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08/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Night at the Opera review

One of the critically known comedies that is almost on every "best of/greatest films of all time." The picture revolves around Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho), rich Mrs. Claypool (Margaret Dumont), Rosa (Kitty Carlisle) and opera singer Riccardo Baroni (Alan Jones). The love angle with Rosa and Riccardo felt rushed and lacks sufficient history. Harpo and Chico's screen-time were not that effective. Some of the scenes with singing felt dull. Sreenplay solid as always with comedic quotes: "You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Clause!" "That's the price she has to pay." and "Please. I'm not interested in your private life, Henderson." Compared to another popular film of theirs, this critic definitely prefers the hilariously provocative Duck Soup. Overall, this reviewer feels that thi...

Rating of
3/4 

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  TheWolf
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12/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus!

A Night at the Opera is considered to be one of the best Marx Brothers films made, it is always listed at the top of their best movies along side Duck Soup. This is also one of the first films that the Marx Brothers produced that had a polished storyline. The story was written around the Marx humor and it gave them a lot more to work with in the end. Irving Thalberg helped write the movie as well as produced it and he told the Marx Brothers that it would out perform any of their previous films. When all was said and done he was right it made more money than Duck Soup.
I recommend this film for anyone that likes old time comedy, or if you are around my age and want to see what was really popular when your grandparents were children. The Marx Brothers were in a league of their own.

Rating of
3.5/4 

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