A Night at the Opera (18:08)
For the 14th time, the Ellises podcast their thoughts about an ancient AFI flick. This one stars the Marx Brothers and a bunch of other chumps. Bev didn’t dig much on the previous Marx film (Duck Soup). Did she LOL a lot more this time? What did we think of the story (for one thing, did it have a story)? And did the retirement of Zeppo ruin everything? All that and so very much more within!
2 thoughts on “A Night At The Opera (1935)”
You’ve definitely got me thinking I should watch this one again. I watched it about 7 or 8 years ago, and I don’t remember laughing at all, which surprised me after finding ‘Duck Soup’ hilarious. I think your point about it being a real Hollywood crowd-pleaser by the “new” Marx brothers — with the singalong songs, love story, happy ending, etc., as opposed to Duck’s cynicism and irreverence — may have had something to do with that. Or, as I mentioned to Ryan before, maybe it just caught me on a bad day. Great ‘cast as always, folks. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s just fine if you run long. Cheers!
Thank you muchly! Tell us what you think when you watch ANATO again. As for running long, we haven’t really done that yet…but we will. I expect some of my favourites to stoke some huge convo. And the movies that I like that Bev doesn’t are bound to make for loooooong podcasts.