At the circus

United States, 1939

Film
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A shyster lawyer and two incompetents save a circus from bankruptcy while a man-eating gorilla and the combined unmistakable talents of a tattooed lady and a crazy musical conductor move the plot foward at a furious pace. Blending all that is ridiculous and crazy this movie is one of the Marx Bros classics. Cast also includes Eve Arden, Margaret Dumont, Nat Pendleton, Fritz Feld.

Credits

director

Edward Buzzell

producer

Mervyn LeRoy

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

01:26:47:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39458

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Circus animals

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Circus animals

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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