A Night at the Opera Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 732

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 77

Theatrical Release Date: 04/04/1935

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Sam Wood

Actors: Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Sig Ruman, Margaret Dumont

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

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Nothing like Duck Soup (1933), but A Night at the Opera has some unbelievable stunts and superlative music-related scenes which are aesthetically impressive. For the record, watching Groucho and Chico managing a contract equals greatness. 96/100

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Gabe - wrote on 10/06/2012

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 - wrote on 07/08/2012

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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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/24/2013

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 …

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TheWolf - wrote on 12/24/2007

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.

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