A Day At The Races (1937) DVD
A Day At The Races (1937)
Writers:Robert Pirosh (screen play), George Seaton (screen play)
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
was the ' follow-up to their incomparable . is cast as Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a veterinarian who passes himself off as a human doctor when summoned by wealthy hypochondriac Emily Upjohn ( ) to take over the financially strapped Standish Sanitarium. plays the sanitarium's general factotum, who works without pay because he has a soft spot for its owner, lovely Judy Standish ( ). portrays a jockey at the local racetrack, constantly bullied by the evil Morgan ( ), who will take over the sanitarium if Judy can't pay its debts. After several side-splitting routines--Chico selling Groucho tips on the races, Chico and Harpo rescuing Groucho from the clutches of femme fatale , all three Marxes conducting a lunatic "examination" of Margaret Dumont--the fate of the sanitarium rests on a Big Race involving Hi-Hat, a horse belonging to the film's nominal hero, . Virtually everything that worked in "Opera" is trotted out again for "Races", including a hectic slapstick finale wherein the Marxes lay waste to a public event.