Monkey Business/Horse Feathers Blu-ray

Monkey Business/Horse Feathers

The Marx Brothers - Chico, Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo - remain one of the most recognisable comedy teams to hit the silver screen, ranking alongside the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy, the brothers keep audiences laughing to this day.

Monkey Business sees the Marx clan stowed away on a ship, while Groucho, Harpo and Chico cause calamity evading the ships crew Zeppo embarks on a love affair with the daughter of a mobster. In their penultimate film at Paramount, Horse Feathers, the head of Huxley University, Quincey Adams Wagstaff (Groucho) strives to to hire professional football players to help his son's (Zeppo) football team win their first ever game.

The Paramount era represents the Marx Brothers at their absolute finest, retaining all of the energy and controlled chaos of their stage shows. Plots are unimportant, it's the gags, set-pieces and one-liners that matter!

Production Year: 1931
Region Code: B
UK Rating: U
Running Time: 78/67
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: B&W
Director Normon McLeod
Cast The Marx Brothers
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, scanned and restored in 4K from original film elements by Universal
  • Original 1.0 mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary on Monkey Business by Marx Brothers historian Robert S Bader and Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx
  • Commentary on Horse Feathers by film critic FX Feeney
  • The Marx Brothers: Hollywood’s Kings of Chaos, a feature-length documentary containing interviews with Leonard Maltin, Dick Cavett and others