The Cocoanuts

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A fast-talking Miami hotel manager tries to stay in business during the Florida land rush. Transferring their hit stage show directly to the screen, the Marx Brothers' first feature film is technically crude and utterly hilarious, with a script by George S. Kaufman and music by Irving Berlin.


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Audience Reviews for The Cocoanuts

  • Jul 27, 2013
    What I love about the Marx Brothers is that they never overshoot. There films are filled with slapstick and puns a like, but they never completely miss in their humor. This is my fourth film from them (Duck Soup, A Night in Casablanca, & A Night at the Opera). The only one I would pick this over is A Night In Casablanca, but this is still packed with laughs. I thought the scene where they were going from to room to room was way to long, and I didn't care for the music scenes. Unfortunately this started to lose me in the concluding minutes, but overall I liked it. Especially the auction scene, and the one before it.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2011
    The first of the Marx Bros. movies and, while stagey, most certainly a delight. Margaret Dumont, as ever, is a fortress of femininity against the leering onslaught of Groucho's questionable machinations and grandly so, while Chico and Harpo are the best worthless con men ever. One of the very reasons for film.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2010
    You can tell that this is their first movie, it isn't as slick and structured as their other movies. Still, they use the routines which are staples of their later movies, and they are just as funny, but the rest of the actors are all over the place trying to take attention away from the Marx Brothers. Plus, I didn't like the ending.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2009
    Pretty slow in the beginning, but it picks up. Not my favorite Marx Bros, film, but it's still great fun.
    Marion R Super Reviewer

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