Friday, May 20, 2016

A Day at the Races (1937)

A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

This movie was unexpectedly funny. Somehow, a film that was done over 60 years ago was making me laugh-go old movies! This film is a Marx brothers movie, featuring the comic Groucho, Chico and Harpo. 

First off, Groucho is the funniest character as Dr. Hackenbush. He is called in to be a psychologist, when he is really only an 'animal psychologist'. He has the signature eyebrows, mustache (that I think is just markered on) and giant eyes.

And then there's Harpo, who does all his signature, goofy silent stunts.

The other brother, Chico, does not do as much comedy in this particular film, but between the two others there is no lack in laughter.

Warning: after watching A Day at the Races, you may have a tendency to say "Thank yo" at intervals.


  1. I definitely have to watch this one ;)---Liah

    1. it's cute :D though, I'll admit I haven't seen all of it (so check it with your parents, just in case). Thanks for commenting! Have you ever seen any other Marx Bros. movies?

  2. Okay thanks!No I haven't seen any Marx Bros. movies