Directed by Sam Wood • 1937 • United States
Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
The Marx Brothers come to the rescue to save a small-town sanitarium from a ruthless businessman by entering a derby—betting everything on a horse that wants to jump instead of run! In his favorite role, Groucho is Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush—MD, PhD, RFD, MC, PDQ, BYOB, and none of the above—dispensing horse pills and quips with equal glee. Chico, Harpo, and favorite foil Margaret Dumont all join in the fun of this thoroughly thoroughbred comedy, featuring tootsie-frootsie ice cream, a memorable medical exam, Harpo’s pretty-girl pantomime sketch, wallpaper wackiness, and more.
Please be advised: this film contains scenes involving blackface.