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At the Circus
Directed by Edward Buzzell • 1939 • United States
Starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
When a trio of circus performers steal $10,000 from the box-office till, it’s up to the Marx Brothers to save the day—and keep the show from going under—in this antic slice of big-top bedlam. Scripted in part by an uncredited Buster Keaton, THE BIG TOP features Groucho’s priceless musical rendition of “Lydia the Tattooed Lady.” You can learn a lot of Lydia!