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Animal Crackers

This 1930 outing is one of the Marx Brothers' zanier films. There's a fancy party, a missing painting and a song about Captain Spaulding. But it isn't about the plot, of course. It's all about the bits. And there are some classics here: There's the Chico/Harpo "gimme a flash" routine, there's the Zeppo/Groucho "take a letter" bit, and there's a running joke (stolen from Eugene O'Neill's stage play Strange Interlude) involving Groucho's endless asides to the audience. A riot in every sense of the word. 97 minutes G.