The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts

Groucho Marx
Director: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley Cast: Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
, Harpo Marx
Harpo Marx
Robert Florey, Joseph Santley,

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While The Four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo) were appearing nightly on Broadway in Animal Crackers in the spring of 1929, they spent their days shooting their first film, The Cocoanuts, at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island. Based on their 1925 stage hit, The Cocoanuts is set in Miami, where hotel manager Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx) struggles to keep his establishment from going under. Hammer's only paying guest is Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont), whose daughter Polly (Mary Eaton) is in love with aspiring architect Bob (Oscar Shaw). Mrs. Potter would prefer that Polly marry the respectable Harvey Yates (Cyril Ring); what she doesn't know is that Yates is a jewel thief, in cahoots with the slinky Penelope (Kay Francis). The script was written by George S. Kaufman, and the music by Irving Berlin.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2011
UPC: 0025192084638
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:34:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Groucho Marx Mr. Hammer
Harpo Marx Harpo
Chico Marx Chico
Zeppo Marx Jamison
Mary Eaton Polly Potter
Oscar Shaw Bob Adams
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Potter
Cyril Ring Harvey Yates
Robert Flory Actor
Barton MacLane Bather
Marx Brothers Actor
Kay Francis Penelope Martin
Basil Ruysdael Hennessy
Sylvan Lee Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Florey Director,Choreography
Joseph Santley Director,Choreography
Monta Bell Producer
Irving Berlin Score Composer
James R. Cowan Producer
George Folsey Cinematographer
George S. Kaufman Score Composer
Barney Rogan Editor
Morris Ryskind Score Composer,Screenwriter
Frank Tours Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Wanger Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cocoanuts
1. Florida by the Sea (Main Titles) [3:29]
2. Hotel de Cocoanut [5:53]
3. When Dreams Come True [5:06]
4. Pitching Real Estate [5:00]
5. Don't Forget to Register [6:17]
6. Flirting With Tramps [5:27]
7. Courting the Wealthy Widow [4:18]
8. Harpo's Harp Solo [2:51]
9. Jewelry Heist [5:49]
10. Bidding Lessons [5:22]
11. Monkey Doodle-Doo [4:51]
12. The Auction [5:44]
13. Broken Engagement [6:21]
14. Jailbreak [5:59]
15. Dream Ballet [4:05]
16. I Want My Shirt! [4:40]
17. Master of Ceremony [8:21]
18. Dreams Do Come True [3:28]

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