Movie Review: A Night at the Opera (1935)


In 2019 I found some old Word documents with movie reviews I wrote back before I had a blog. I’m posting each review backdated to the day I wrote it.

Title: A Night at the Opera
Release Date: November 15, 1935
Director: Sam Wood
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Summary/Review:

I confess – I’m a Marxist! At least when the Marx Brothers are involved. And somehow I’d never seen this one before. Allegedly this movie has a plot involving a pair of young lovers attempting to succeed in the opera, but really it’s just a pretext for Groucho, Harpo, and Chico (no Zeppo) to perform their wacky antics. The Onion includes the shipboard musical number as a “bad scene in a great movie” but I enjoyed it too. Lots of fun and laughs. There were even kids in the movie theater where I saw this who were laughing hysterically, so it works for all ages.

Rating: ****

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