While the four marx brothers groucho, harpo, chico and zeppo were appearing nightly on broadway in animal crackers in the spring of 1929, they spent their days shooting their first film, the cocoanuts, at paramounts astoria studios in long island. Alemannisch english espanol suomi francais italiano nederlands norsk bokmal portugues srpskohrvatski. Gallery of 5 movie poster and cover images for the cocoanuts 1929. When the marx brothers were shown the final cut of the film, they were so horrified they tried to buy the negative back and prevent its release. The cocoanuts is set against the backdrop of the 1920s florida land boom, which was followed by the inevitable bust. Thats because the brothers had already been performing as a team for about fifteen years, and performing the cocoanuts since 1925. There are some genuinely funny moments but for the most part the film is trapped in useless plot points, side characters and irritating musical numbers.
During the florida land boom, the marx brothers run a. The producing studio, paramount, wisely resisted the movie turned out. Schauspieler the cocoanuts 1929 schauspieler schauspielerinnen. While running a hotel in florida, three clowns get caught up in the search for stolen jewels. Rent the cocoanuts 1929 starring groucho marx and chico marx on dvd and bluray. Brothers grew up with immigrant parentsand names that didnt end in o. The four marx brothers screen debut, the cocoanuts 1929 was previously their second broadway show, behind ill say she is. Large database of subtitles for movies, tv series and anime. The cocoanuts when my dreams come true written by irving berlin and.
Fields 1941 free movie chicago comedy film festival duration. With groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, zeppo marx. It was the first sound film to credit more than one director robert florey and joseph santley, and was adapted to the screen by morrie ryskind from the george. Margaret dumont, putting up with zany guests harpo and chico and scheming vamp kay francis. Produced for paramount pictures by walter wanger, who is not credited, the film stars the four marx brothers, oscar shaw, mary eaton, and margaret dumont. The cocoanuts is a great comedy with the marx brothers, where groucho runs a hotel that isnt doing so good. During the florida land boom, the marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves. The marx brothers, zeppo marx, groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, oscar shaw, mary eaton, cyril ring, kay francis, margaret dumont, basil ruysdael, gambyhale ballet girls, allan k. The cocoanuts is a 1929 precode musical comedy film starring the marx brothers.
Monkey business the cocoanuts american cinematheque. The hit broadway musical was irresistible material to a hollywood hungry for performers to populate. Groucho is a hotel proprietor, land impresario, and con man, assisted and hampered by two inept grifters, chico and harpo, and the ultrarational. It is amazing that this film was made in 1929 just two years after the first talkie in 1927. An interesting side note regarding the forgettable music in the cocoanuts. Cocoanuts synonyms, cocoanuts pronunciation, cocoanuts translation, english dictionary definition of cocoanuts. Cocoanuts definition of cocoanuts by the free dictionary. Robert florey, joseph santley the marx brothers very first film finds groucho trying to save his sinkingfast florida hotel with the aid of chico and harpo, but things dont go the way he planned largely thanks to his two crazy helpers. Filming was done at paramounts long island studio during the day while the boys appeared on broadway at night in animal crackers. The cocoanuts 1929 is the marx brothers first featurelength film.
The cocoanuts 1929, robert florey and joseph santley. During the florida land boom, the marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery. Groucho would, in his later years, perform that song on stage along with the story of how it was almost in the cocoanuts. A month after the cocoanuts closed on broadway, the september 1926 miami hurricane hit, leading to a lot of bankruptcies among the land developers, and a second killer okeechobee hurricane of 1928 over 2,500 fatalities and the stock market crash of 1929 effectively capped off the decade for florida investment opportunities, real or imagined. Based on their 1925 stage hit, the cocoanuts is set in miami, where hotel manager mr. The cocoanuts 1929 the cocoanuts 1929 opening credits typography the end. The cocoanuts is a 1929 film about four men who run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery during the florida land boom directed by robert florey. Of the films two directors, groucho marx once said, one of them frenchborn robert florey didnt understand english, and the other one former dance director. Then chico and harpo appear and things start going even worse. Produced for paramount pictures by walter wanger, who is not credited, the musical comedy stars the four marx brothers, oscar shaw, mary eaton, and margaret dumont. Marx brothers the cocoanuts 1929 srt subtitles opensubtitles english. The cocoanuts when my dreams come true written by irving berlin. The marx brothers cinematic template got refined over the years, for better and worse, but its pretty well formed to begin with in their 1929 debut the cocoanuts.
Item is on hand and will be posted from melbourne within 24 hours of receiving payment. It looks a lot like a modern movie but the timing is a bit strange, probably due. Visitors of subtitlesbank have given a rating of 7. The legendary marx brothers groucho, harpo, chico and zeppo made their motion picture debut in the outrageously funny adaptation of their broadway play the cocoanuts. New restoration 1929, robert florey, alfred santley why a duck. Zeppo marx, groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, oscar shaw, mary eaton, cyril ring, kay francis, margaret dumont, basil ruysdael, gambyhale ballet girls, allan k. All now existing prints were constructed from 3 prints in the 1950s which. Hammer groucho marx struggles to keep his establishment. Plodovi kokosa ili, slobodnije prevedeno, kokosovi ludaci je americki humoristicki filmski mjuzikl snimljen 1929. A fasttalking miami hotel manager tries to stay in business during the florida land rush. The cocoanuts 1929 when the marx brothers were shown the final cut of the cocoanuts 1929, their first film, they were so appalled they tried to buy the negative back and prevent its release.
Berlin did write a song for this show which would go on to be a hit, ill be loving you always, but it was cut from the play by the directors. This was the marx brothers first movie if you dont count humor risk and was one of the earliest sound films ever made pay attention to scenes where groucho is showing maps of florida real estate, and you will notice the maps are soaking wet to avoid overdriving the recording equipment. The opening credits have the black bars at either side, but the film is stretched to fill the screen. Predstavlja adaptaciju istoimenog broadwayskog mjuzikla irvinga berlina, u kome su takoder bili nastupili braca marx.
Marx brothers the cocoanuts1929 srt subtitles opensubtitles english. Kaufman, groucho marx, harpo marx, kay francis, margaret dumont, paramount pictures, the cocoanuts, zeppo marx 7 july 2018 7 july 2018. The cocoanuts 1929, robert florey and joseph santley 2 comments. All compatible with any australia dvd players imported from overseas, in english. During the florida land boom, the marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a. Born in new york city between 1887 and 1901, the marx. Transferring their hit stage show directly to the screen, the marx brothers first feature film is. Groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, zeppo marx studio.
I recently picked up a bluray set that features the five movies the marx brothers aka. Subtitles of different languages may be downloaded for free as a. This motion picture version differs from the play in the number of musical pieces used six for the film vs. The cocoanuts was written for the marx brothers after the success of their hit broadway revue ill say she is 1924. Groucho marx, harpo marx, chico marx, marx brothers, mary eaton, oscar shaw. Rent the cocoanuts 1929 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix.836 574 1061 1195 922 49 479 1574 895 1056 1462 1153 994 339 465 647 500 700 1278 315 948 1059 568 711 185 320 1320 179 44 62 106 1220 690 124 707