"Afraid, me' A man who's licked his weight in wild caterpillars' Afraid' You bet I'm afraid."
- Groucho (Groucho Marx)
"That's what I always say: love flies out the door when money comes innuendo." (Groucho)
Wall Street Journal - 08/05/2011
"The Marx Brothers, of course, in one of their funniest comedies."
The crazy Marx Brothers stow away aboard a luxury oceanliner, and while on board become the bodyguards for a pair of rival gangsters.
The madcap Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury cruise ship in this fast-paced, laugh-filled farce. While they manage to elude capture by the ship's captain and crew by staging impromptu puppet shows and hiding in herring barrels, getting off the boat is another matter. Before long they're all impersonating Maurice Chevalier in order to disembark and begin their new careers as mob bodyguards.
Additional cast: Otto Fries (as Second Mate), Evelyn Pierce (Manicurist), and Maxine Castle (Opera Singer).
"Monkey Business" was the first Marx Brothers' film written directly for the screen.