A DAY AT THE RACES (1937) B/W 110m dir: Sam Wood
w/The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, and Harpo), Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont
From The Movie Guide: "Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) is a horse doctor who takes over a large sanitarium at the behest of hypochondriac socialite Mrs. Upjohn (Margaret Dumont). The sanitarium is owned by Judy (Maureen O'Sullivan), but she's having trouble paying off the mortgage. With the help of Stuffy (Harpo Marx), Tony (Chico Marx), and a racehorse named Hi-Hat, she is able to save the hospital. Of course, the plot isn't important here; what really counts is the steady stream of wild comedy routines provided by the Marx Brothers who poke fun at everything from the medical profession to high society.
"Striving for a worthy follow-up to the magnificent A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, the comedians took their act on the road and performed these routines before live audiences throughout the country. The opulent, though somewhat dull, musical production numbers prevent this from being as mesmerizing as its predecessor, but while dated, A DAY AT THE RACES is, nonetheless, a very entertaining comedy. Producer Irving Thalberg, to whom the Marxes were devoted, died during production."