Movies A-Z | Celebs | SiteMap | DVD | Advanced Search
   Movie Database News    In Theaters    Coming Soon    Future Movies    BoxOffice     Trailers     Scripts     Wallpapers     Directory  
  Home -

The Cocoanuts (1929) - movie overview

The Cocoanuts (1929)

User Rating
(8 votes)
OverviewCommentsForumProduction InfoAdd to MyMovies 

Quotes (19)
Trivia (5)
Plot Description

Budget $500,000

Running Time
1 hour, 36 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

More info on

Other Titles
• The Cocoanuts

Sign up for our Newsletter!
Movie news in your email:

Your Name:

Your E-Mail Address:

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Slapstick, Satire, Racy, Thieves, Love, Scams And Cons

Tagline: Paramount's All Talking-Singing Musical Comedy Hit!

Plot: The first Marx Bros. movie is an adaptation of their George S. Kaufamn-penned stage hit, and also one of the very first musical "talkies" and as such it suffers from occasionally fuzzy sound and static camerawork, but it is nonetheless a sidesplitting riot. The story finds Groucho as the owner of a Florida hotel, trying to put over a land auction scheme. Margaret Dumont is Mrs. Potter, the rich widow who drops into his romantic sights. Chico and Harpo are a couple of tramps come to rob the place blind. The bad guys are a smooth talking thief (Cyril Ring) and his girl (Kay Francis). Of course Mrs. Potter has a sweet young daughter (Mary Eaton) who sings some songs by Irving Berlin including "When My Dreams Come True" with the dull romantic lead (Oscar Shaw). Harpo plays his harp, Chico plays the piano, Groucho plays with Margaret Dumont, and there's plenty of flapper-filled musical dance numbers. Though sometimes raw as a film, it's both a valuable example of the early days of sound as well as a record of the legendary show that launched the Marxes to stardom back in the golden days of Broadway.

More Plot Descriptions


Download Movie Script
For entertainment and informational purposes only.

   Discussion forum for this movie
Thread Replies Last Post
There are no discussion threads for this movie yet...

Start a new discussion about this movie.

 Directed by
Robert Florey
Tarzan and the Mermaids, The Beast with Five Fingers, Murders in the Rue Morgue
 Written by
George S. Kaufman
A Night at the Opera, You Can't Take It with You, Animal Crackers
Morrie Ryskind
My Man Godfrey, Animal Crackers, Penny Serenade
Zeppo Marx
Duck Soup, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers
Groucho Marx
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races
Harpo Marx
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races
Chico Marx
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races
Mary Eaton
Glorifying the American Girl
Cyril Ring
My Favorite Wife, I Wake Up Screaming, Murders in the Zoo
 Music By
Irving Berlin
Top Hat, Easter Parade, There's No Business Like Show Business

 Recommended Movies
Movie Title Agree Disagree
Brain Donors (1992)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Day at the Races, A (1937)
Duck Soup (1933)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Help us improve these results!
Mark the movies you think are similar by putting a checkmark under 'Agree' and hit Submit. Leave blank those you are not sure about. is not the official site for this film.
All editorial views and opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only. <>

DVD | Home | BoxOffice | All Celebs | All Movies | Release Schedule | In Production | In Theaters
Coming Soon | Future Movies | Trailers | Scripts | Wallpapers | Directory | Advanced Search | Knihy
Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.