Directed by William A. Seiter
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball
Review by Steven Painter
The Marx Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord finds out that they have run out of money. To confuse the landlord they pretend that the play’s author has contracted some terrible disease and can’t be moved. Originally a stage play, the setting shows it’s origins, but this is vintage Marx Brothers.
Lucille Ball is considered a comedic genius today. The Marx Brothers are looked at in the same way. So when you put the two together you should get one of the best comedies ever made right? Not exactly. The two combined to create Room Service (1938) for RKO. At this time Ball was just beginning her comedy career. The Marx Brothers were past their prime at this point…
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