A Day at the Races (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Day at the Races (1937)




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In this Marx Brothers' comedy, a horse named Hi-Hat is a financially troubled sanitarium's only hope of avoiding foreclosure. Luckily, the sanitarium's new director is a veterinarian impersonating a physician. Groucho and his gang are up to their usual zany tricks, trying to make sure Hi-Hat wins a steeplechase race.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Oppenheimer, George Seaton, Robert Pirosh
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2004
MGM Home Entertainment


Groucho Marx
as Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbu...
Marx Brothers
as themselves (Groucho,...
Harpo Marx
as Stuffy
Margaret Dumont
as Emily Upjohn
Allan Jones
as Gil Stewart
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Judy Standish
Sig Rumann
as Dr. Steinberg
Vivien Fay
as Solo Dancer
Vivian Fay
as Solo Dancer
Charles Trowbridge
as Dr. Wilmerding
Max Lucke
as Doctor
Frankie Darro
as Morgan's Jockey
Pat Flaherty
as Detective
Si Jenks
as Messenger
Hooper Atchley
as Race Judge
Ivie Anderson
as Specialty Singer
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Critic Reviews for A Day at the Races

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
The Nation

Marx Bros.' big hit may miss with today's kids.

Full Review… | December 14, 2010
Common Sense Media

...may not inspire one to gales of laughter the way the earlier Marx Brothers films did, but there are still some good laughs here.

Full Review… | January 26, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for A Day at the Races

I believe this is the longest of the Marx Brother's movies. It really didn't need to be so long, there were a couple of boring scenes. Other than that, the Brothers do all their usual jokes and run around being silly as usual, which is always fun, so I liked this movie anyway.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Much funnier than the last couple of films I've seen.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


Another Marx Bros. classic. As long as you can stomach the superfluous romantic and musical interludes, you just cannot go wrong with them. Hilarious.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

A Day at the Races Quotes

Mrs. Emily Upjohn: I've never been so insulted in all my life!
Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush: Well, it's early yet.
– Submitted by Tom H (3 years ago)
Flo Marlowe: Oh, hold me closer! Closer! Closer!
Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush: If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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