Room Service (1938)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Sep 21, 1938 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 2,230
Having paid $255,500 for the rights to John Murray and Allen Boretz' Broadway hit Room Service, RKO Radio then scouted about for a "perfect" cast. Thanks to the persistence of show-biz agent Zeppo Marx, RKO was able to secure the services of Zeppo's brothers Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx for $100,000. The result is an uneven but entertaining blend of traditional stage farce and Marxian madness. Groucho plays two-bit producer Gordon Miller, who has gone deeply into debt while trying to stage a
Sep 21, 1938 Wide
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With far too many drawn-out chats lacking in any wit or humor, Room Service is close to a total Marx Brothers dud.
Seiter's direction keeps the brothers at half speed, stuck to static material
Lower-key than most Marx comedies, but still fun
Still enough zaniness to make it a Marx Brother vehicle, but the craziness is diluted.
Some classic Marx bits make this a must-see.
This oft-dismissed exception in the Marx Brothers canon includes no musical numbers and only a few bits specifically tailored to the brothers...underrated.
Groucho, Chico and Harpo jump the shark.
Not a Marx Bros. movie, but a movie with the Marxes. There is a difference.
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