The Marx Brothers


The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act, originally from New York City, that enjoyed success in Vaudeville, Broadway, and motion pictures from the early 1900s to around 1950. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve.

The core of the act was the three elder brothers, Chico, Harpo and Groucho; each developed a highly distinctive stage persona. The two younger brothers, Gummo and Zeppo, did not develop their stage characters to the same extent, and eventually left the act to pursue other careers. Gummo was not in any of the movies; Zeppo appeared in the first five.

The Very Best of the Marx Brothers

Side One

A Mink for Jolson
A Quiz for Jolson
A Baseball team for Jolson
A Laundry for Jolson

Side Two

Greetings from Groucho
Hollywood Agents
G. Mars, Attorney at Law

Side Three

Noodlin’ Around
Groucho, the Hypochondriac
Groucho in Chicago

Side Four

A Conversation with Harpo
Dr. G. Mars Hackenbush
Groucho the Patient

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