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951 Ratings

A Night at the Opera

Directed by Sam Wood
United States, 1935


A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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A Night at the Opera Directed by Sam Wood

Critics reviews

Following Duck Soup’s expansive production and financial failure, Opera’s decidedly stagier, especially in the non-opera scenes. The pauses/set pieces were rehearsed in a theatrical tour; the crowded state room and bed-swapping sequences age wondrously.
September 21, 2016
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The most famously inconsistent movie ever made, the Marx Brothers’ first vehicle at MGM alternates some of their most beloved comic set pieces with a dreadful love story done entirely straight… Comic anarchy safely isolated from the narrative, the Brothers seem as though in captivity, but there are still enough sidesplitting moments to make this worthwhile, especially in a crowded theater.
April 03, 2009
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