ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930)
Having just returned from his latest jaunt to Africa, daring explorer Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx) attends a party in his honor at the Long Island estate of society dame Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont). In the midst of the celebrations, a valuable painting goes missing, and Spaulding turns the festivities upside down trying to solve the crime along with a few of his fellow guests, including renegade musician Signor Emanuel Ravelli (Chico Marx), the mute "Professor" (Harpo Marx) and Spaulding's faithful secretary Horatio Jamison (Zeppo Marx). DIR Victor Heerman; SCR Morrie Ryskind, from the musical by George S. Kaufman, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Ryskind. U.S., 1930, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED
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