Rent The 4 Marx Brothers at Paramount: 1929-1933 (1933)

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Rent The 4 Marx Brothers at Paramount: 1929-1933 (aka The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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The Marx Brothers - Chico, Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo - are one of the cornerstones of American comedy. Starting out in vaudeville, they conquered Broadway and the big screen in their own inimitable style, at once innovative, irreverent, anarchic, physical, musical, ludicrous and hilarious. With the advent of the 'talkies', the Brothers signed to Paramount Pictures and brought their stage act to cinema audiences. They made five films in five years, all of which are collected here: 'The Cocoanats' (1929), 'Animal Crackers' (1930), 'Monkey Business' (1931), 'Horse Feathers' (1932) and one of the greatest comedies of all time, 'Duck Soup' (1933).
The Paramount era represents the Marx Brothers at their absolute finest, retaining all of the energy and controlled chaos of their stage shows. Plots are unimportant - it's the gags, set-pieces and one-liners that matter: "Why a duck?", "Hello, I Must Be Going", "Hooray for Captain Spaulding", "That's the bunk!", 'Horse Feathers', "Swordfish" scene and classic mirror sequence in 'Duck Soup'.
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Walter Wanger, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Voiced By:
Maurice Chevalier
George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Pierre Collings, S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, Arthur Sheekman, Al Shean, J. Carver Pusey, Nat Perrin
The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup
Classics, Comedy, Music & Musicals
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
400 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
406 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Commentary on 'The Cocoanuts' by film scholar Anthony Slide
  • Commentary on 'Animal Crackers' by film historian Jeffrey Vance
  • Commentary on 'Monkey Business' by Marx Brothers historian Robert S. Bader and Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx
  • Commentary on 'Horse Feathers' by film critic FX Feeney
  • Commentary on 'Duck Soup' by Bader and film critic Leonard Maltin
  • The Marx Brothers: Hollywood's Kings of Chaos, a feature-length documentary containing interviews with Leonard Maltin, Dick Cavett and others
  • Three excerpts from NBC's The Today Show featuring interviews with Harpo Marx, Groucho Marx and Bill Marx
  • Sibling Revelry, an introduction to the Marx Brothers by critic David Cairns
  • A new video essay about the films by David Cairns
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- The Cocoanuts
- Animal Crackers
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Monkey Business
- Horse Fathers
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following:
- Duck Soup
- Special Features

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