In the Marx brothers' first feature film, adapted from George S. Kaufman's hit Broadway musical, Groucho's Mr. Hammer auctions off Florida real estate ("Boy, can you get stucco") and runs a Florida fleabag hotel. Times are so tough that in search of a buck he'll even romance Margaret Dumont! DIR Robert Florey, Joseph Santley; SCR Morrie Ryskind, from the musical by George S. Kaufman; PROD Monta Bell. U.S., 1929, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED
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