Filmed at Paramount's Astoria, Long Island Studios during the day (the Marx Bros. were appearing on Broadway in the evenings in "Animal Crackers").
Additional cast members: Sylvan Lee (Bell Captain); Gamby-Hale Girls, Allan K. Foster Girls (Dancers)
Additional credit: James R. Cowan, associate producer
Adapted from the Sam H. Harris Broadway musical hit written by George Kaufman. Paramount paid $100,000 for the rights to the musical.
Although "The Cocoanuts" is usually referred to as the Marx Brothers' film debut, their actual debut in the medium was made ten years earlier, in "Humor Risk." Groucho was so concerned that that film would bomb, he had the footage burned.