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The Big Store (1941) Movie Information

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Comedy, Musical





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Charles Reisner


Groucho Marx
Chico Marx
Harpo Marx
Tony Martin
Virginia Grey
Margaret Dumont





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The Marx Brothers are hired as detectives to protect a singer (Tony Martin) who has inherited a department store run by a crooked manager. When the manager plots to kill the singer in order to prevent him from selling the store, typical Marx Brothers shenanigans ensue.

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12/21/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

It's still the Marx Brothers, I enjoyed it!

This is considered to be one of the Marx Brothers weakest films. Over all the film itself doesn't have as strong a story line as their other films, and some of the gags seem to be recycled but I can tell you that as a Marx Brothers fan I still enjoyed watching this film. I believe the reason I liked this film so much is simply because it is the Marx Brothers. Groucho still delivers a few good one-liners and insults to Margaret Dumont. Harpo and Chico have some good scenes. I actually think that the musical numbers in this one are wonderful. There's also a scene where four young kids play the piano like Chico (which by most standards is damn near impossible, so this was just amazing for me to watch). And Harpo's harp sequence is incredible as always. If you are a big fan of the Marx most ...

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