A Day at the Races
DIRECTOR: SAM WOOD
CAST: GROUCHO MARX, CHICO MARX , HARPO MARX, MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN
Maureen O’Sullivan’s posh sanitarium is in trouble already, and the worst part is that her only hope to keep it going rests on Groucho’s moonlighting veterinarian Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush keeping a wealthy hypochondriac—the perpetually aghast Margaret Dumont—happy with hand-and-foot service. Adding to the madness in the Marx Brothers’ second MGM outing is Chico making “tootsie-frootsie” ice cream, a howlingly funny examination scene, and the beatific, shredding Harpo, who may have a miracle up his sleeve.
A Day at the Races is screening as part of the Playtime: Family Matinee series.