Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Room Service (1938) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Room Service (1938)
Buy Room Service (1938) DVD from AmazonBuy Room Service (1938) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:








Theater Date:



William A. Seiter


Groucho Marx
Chico Marx
Harpo Marx
Lucille Ball
Ann Miller
Frank Albertson





Plot Outline:

Room Service is the only Marx Brothers film that was based upon a theatrical play and was not written by the brothers themselves. The story takes place in the Times Square district of New York City at the White Way Hotel. Groucho plays Gordon Miller a theatrical producer. Chico plays Harry Binelli his associate producer, and Harpo plays Faker Englund "the brains of the company". They are all living inside the hotel and they have run out of money. Now they must get a play put together from start to finish in order to pay the landlord that doesn't know they are broke. -- TheWolf

Related Movie Lists

movies of 1938 by skater4159 My DVD's: Comedy by Snoogans
Top Films of 1938 by Neobowler

Quick Movie Reviews

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

Rating of

I don't think that I have ever seen a Marx brothers film that I haven't found a few reasons to enjoy. This one is no exception. While "Room Service" is actually said to be the worst of their films, I feel that it still has some merit. Most people weren't aware that this was the film that introduced the Marx Brothers to a very young Lucille Ball of "I love Lucy" fame. Later this connection would bring Harpo Marx to make an appearance in her TV show. If you like slapstick comedy any Marx Brothers film will bring you a laugh.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I Want To See by Rod
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
2012 by Karmand
Best to Worst Movies Dreamworks by Manuel Josh Rivera
2016: Best to Worst by Nolane
Top Films of 2008 by Neobowler
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies of 2011 by Stoney McStonerson




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use