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113 Ratings

Room Service

Directed by William A. Seiter
United States, 1938


A penniless theatrical producer (Groucho Marx) must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play.

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Room Service Directed by William A. Seiter

Critics reviews

My usual formula has been to talk about everything AROUND the Marx Bros, taking them as read, but this being an exceptional movie — their only film at RKO, also — some analysis is required. The Marx Bros are actually different in this one.
September 17, 2016
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If it’s all right with you fellas, I’m gonna wash up; “Go ahead, the rest of us are already washed-up”. Sadly true, the Marxes looking old and out-of-sorts in this unsuitable vehicle, based on a Broadway farce with wall-to-wall dialogue so it doesn’t even know what to do with Harpo (he’s reduced to pantomime, and spying on the young lovers).
December 05, 2014
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