The Marx Brothers try to find a backer for a Broadway play, then scramble to find a backer for a circus. So we put them backer to backer in this hilarious twofer. In Side A's Room Service (with Lucille Ball and Ann Miller), a cash-strapped theatrical troupe reasons no one would bounce a sick man from a hotel room. And that leads to a diagnosis of crazy comedy full of feigned illness, fake suicides, a bogus physician and more Marxist doctorin'. The Brothers provide big-top bedlam in At the Circus (Side B). Groucho and Chico work a badge skit, Chico and Harpo scour a strong-man's bedroom for evidence, and logic, like the orchestra at the film's conclusion, is cut adrift and out to sea. You will laugh a lot with these classic romps.
ROOM SERVICE is an old-time comedy farce based on a Broadway play. The Marx Brothers play penniless producers who stall to avoid eviction from their hotel.
AT THE CIRCUS: The Marx Brothers save a mortgaged circus by convincing a Newport socialite to buy it for one show only. It may be past prime time for Marx films, but it's tough to beat a rousing rendition of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady."