A Night at the Opera review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/24/13
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 this may be funny and had more choreography with the dance/singing performances, its not as hilarious as the aforementioned film.