Animal Crackers

Synopsis: Captain Spaulding, the noted explorer, returns from Africa and attends a gala party held by Mrs. Rittenhouse. A painting displayed at that party is stolen, and the Marxes help recover it. Well, maybe 'help' isn't quite the word I was looking for--this is the Marx Brothers, after all...
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Victor Heerman
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
G
Year:
1930
97 min
1,465 Views


I'll even stay. - Good.

But I must be going.

There's something I would like to say

that he's too modest to relay.

The Captain is a moral man.

Sometimes he finds it trying.

This I emphasize with stress. I never

drink unless... somebody's buying.

The Captain is a very moral man.

If he hears anything obscene,

he'll naturally repel it.

I hate a dirty joke, unless it's told

by someone who knows how to tell it.

The Captain is a very moral man.

Hooray for Captain Spaulding,

the African explorer.

Did someone call me Shnorrer?

He went into the jungle,

where the monkeys throw nuts.

If I stay here, I'll go nuts.

He puts all his reliance

in courage and defiance

and risks his life for science.

He is the only white man

to cover every acre.

He puts all his reliance

in courage and defiance

and risks his life for science.

Hooray for Captain Spaulding,

the African explorer.

He put his name on dying fame

and that is why we say:

Hooray, hooray, hooray.

My friends, I'm highly gratified

of this display of effusion.

And I want you to know...

My friends, I'm highly gratified

of this display of effusion...

My friends, I'm highly gratified

of this display of effusion.

Hooray for Captain Spaulding...

Well, somebody's got to do it.

It is indeed a great honor

to welcome you to my poor home.

Oh, it isn't so bad.

Wait. You're right, it's one of the

frowziest joints I've ever seen.

The wallpaper!

You're letting this place run down.

You're not getting the class of people

you need. These people look like you.

Let's put up a sign,

"Under new management".

We set up a 75-cent meal

that knocks their eyes out.

Then we can charge

whatever we want. Sign here

and give me a check for $1,500.

This insurance policy provides for

your little one and your old age,

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George S. Kaufman

George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can't Take It with You (1937, with Moss Hart), and Of Thee I Sing (1932, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin). He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls. more…

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