Golden Age of the Silver Screen

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Episode #34

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released A Night at the Opera on November 15, 1935. Sam Wood and Edmund Goulding directed the film starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Harpo Marx.

‘A Night at the Opera’ Plot Summary

Mayhem ensues when the Marx brothers enter the world of opera in their first film for MGM. Otis B. Driftwood is the shifty business manager for widow Mrs. Claypool. When he encourages her to help finance a new opera in New York City, he soon encounters a wild cast of characters working behind the scenes of the opera. At the same time, aspiring tenor Ricardo Baroni is looking for his big break. The love of his life, Rosa Castaldi, has already made it to the big time, but famous tenor Rodolfo Lassparri has his own intentions for Rosa. All stories culminate in a hilarious presentation of the opera Il trovatore at the end of the film.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released A Night at the Opera on November 15, 1935. Sam Wood and Edmund Goulding directed the film starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Harpo Marx.

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  1. Patrick, I think you have the Howard Hawks film Monkey Business mixed up with the Marx Brothers Monkey Business. She was in the Hawks film(1952). She was not in the Marx Brothers film(she was 5 years old at the time that movie came out)

    1. Who doesn’t get Cary Grant and Groucho mixed up? Hawk’s film is pretty good too.

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