While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters while trying desparately to evade the ship’s crew. After arriving stateside, one of the gangsters kidnaps the other’s daughter – and it’s up to our unlikely heroes to save the day. —IMDb
Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898 – January 27, 1964) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer.
McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Alice in Wonderland (1933), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It’s a Gift (1934) with W. C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and The Paleface starring Bob Hope (1948).
His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was “Macko.”
He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Service in France during World War I. He was married to Evelyn Ward. He died, aged 65, following a stroke. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. —Wikipedia
Passados 80 anos, os Irmãos Marx ainda têm piada! A influência do quarteto vai longe na comédia, da Chanchada a Os trapalhões - sem esquecer Chaves, claro. "Monkey business" é um bom exemplo do conjunto de situações cômicas, organizadas como esquetes, que se sucedem: o que está mesmo em jogo é a graça das situações nada realistas - o roteiro aqui é só o mote, a palavra de duplo sentido vale mais que mil imagens!