The Cocoanuts

Rated NR 96 minutes 1929

In an effort to keep his business, Hotel de Cocoanuts, from bankruptcy, owner Hammer (Groucho Marx) flatters and cajoles the wealthy Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont), his only paying guest. While Mrs. Potter's daughter, Polly (Mary Eaton), has romantic designs on the hotel clerk, Bob (Oscar Shaw), two other guests compete with Hammer for Mrs. Potter's attentions. Meanwhile, brothers Harpo (Harpo Marx) and Chico (Chico Marx) take advantage of Hammer's inattention to wreak havoc around the hotel.

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Director: Joseph Santley and Robert Florey

Producer: Monta Bell and James R. Cowan

Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Kay Francis, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Margaret Dumont, Cyril Ring, Basil Ruysdael, Sylvan Lee and Barton MacLane

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