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Animal Crackers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

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A party is held by socialite Mrs. Rittenhouse to honor the homecoming of famous African explore, Captain Spaulding. The party is also a venue to show a famous painting.
However, Mrs. Rittenhouse's daughter, Arabella, and her boyfriend steal the painting and replace it with a copy that he painted to show his work.
But, a social rival of Mrs. Rittenhouse steals the copy and replaces it with a copy that she painted to make Rittenhouse look foolish.
When the painting is unveiled everyone realizes it's fake.
Suddenly, the lights go out; and when they come back on the fake painting is gone. The cops are called in to investigate.
Meanwhile, the real painting is stolen from Arabella and the copy is stolen from the social rival.
The police discover that all three paintings were stolen by a professor. He gives the paintings back and the police decide not to arrest him. However, they discover him also trying to steal some silverware. But, when they try to arrest him, he sprays them and the party guests with chloroform, knocking them all out. Then, he lays down beside a pretty girl, sprays himself with the chloroform and passes out.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   adults acting eccentric How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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