Directed by Victor Heerman • 1930 • United States
Starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
“I shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got in my pajamas, I don’t know,” quips Groucho Marx’s celebrated African explorer Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding, who’s just returned to the States to inflict comic carnage on the highfalutin party of society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont). He’s joined, of course, by Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo, who perform a parade of memorable musical numbers in this off-the-wall adaptation of the brothers’ 1928 Broadway hit.
Please be advised: this film contains offensive racial stereotypes.