At the Circus (1939)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Release Date: Jun 1, 1939 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 2,174
A distinct letdown from their previous MGM films, the Marx Bros.' At the Circus nonetheless contains intermittent moments of high hilarity. When Jeff Wilson (Kenny Baker) is in danger of losing his circus to crooked creditor Carter (James Burke), Jeff's faithful roustabout Antonio (Chico Marx) enlists the aid of seedy attorney J. Cheever Loophole (Groucho Marx). Despite the best efforts of Loophole, Antonio and general hanger-on Punchy (Harpo Marx), Jeff is robbed of the circus payroll by two
Jun 1, 1939 Wide
MGM Home Entertainment
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exhibits the sort of anarchy that the Marx Bros. once trafficked in with a willful, almost malevolent mayhem.
Second-rate Marx Bros, but with more than a few high spots
Classic Marx Brothers comedy.
Audience Reviews for At the Circus
- J. Cheever Loophole: That night I drank champagne from your slipper. Two quarts. It would have held more but you were wearing inner soles.
- J. Cheever Loophole: I don't know what I'm doing here wehn I could be at home in bed with a hot toddy. That's a drink. [not wanting toddy to be confused with actress Thelma Todd]
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