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The Cocoanuts Movie Review Summary

Actors: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Margaret Dumont, Kay Francis, Cyril Ring

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In "sunny Florida by the sea," at the Hotel de Cocoanut in Cocoanut Beach, shady hotel operator and real estate dealer Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx) is desperate for cash. When a ripe pigeon in the person of wealthy Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont) wanders onto the scene, he goes into overdrive to seduce her for her millions, or sell her a bum land development called Cocoanut Manor, or both.

His plans are put in jeopardy, however, by the arrival of Harpo (Harpo Marx) and Chico (Chico Marx), two zany thieves who plan to strip his hotel and who manage to get in his way at every turn. The two also get involved in the affairs of a jewel thief (Kay Francis), who plans to steal Mrs. Potter's priceless necklace, and her partner (Cyril Ring), who is busily seducing Polly Potter (Mary Eaton), heiress to the Potter fortune, who is also being wooed by a virtuous hotel clerk (Oscar Shaw) with dreams of being an architect.

With songs by Irving Berlin.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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