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26th Jan '13 1:21:22 AM erforce
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The next MarxBrothers film after ANightAtTheOpera, that follows pretty closely in the same mould.

Judy Standish's Sanitarium is under threat of being taken over by unscrupulous businessman Morgan, who wants to demolish it and expand his real estate monopoly. The only hope for Judy is if she can keep the wealthy hypochondriac Mrs Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) as a permanent patient, who will only stay if the sanitorium hires her favourite physician, Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx). Unfortunately for Mrs Upjohn, Hackenbush is actually a confidence-trickstering veterinarian, who has to avoid being caught out by either Morgan' cronies, the Florida Medical Board or Mrs Upjohn.

Meanwhile, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx play a sanitarium worker and a former jockey who have to save Hackenbush from a FemmeFatale employed by Morgan, while simultaneously trying to get the racehorse owned by the sanitarium owner's fiancée Gil into race-winning condition.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* GrandeDame: Margaret Dumont again.
* InducedHypochondria: The reason Hackenbush is so well trusted by Mrs Upjohn:
-->'''Mrs Upjohn:''' Why, I never knew a thing was wrong with me before I met him.
* JumpTheShark: During production, IrvingThalberg died and thus the Brothers lost the support of the top level MGM studio executive who best understood their humor. It was all downhill from there for their film career.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Chico keeps pronouncing Groucho's character Hackenbush's name as "Hackannapuss".
* NonverbalMiscommunication: When Harpo tries to warn Chico about the frame job against Groucho. He gets it eventually.
* OneLiner
* RealJokeName: Narrowly averted, Groucho Marx's character was going to be Doctor '''Quack'''enbush, but MGM's Legal department heard from an actual Dr. Quackenbush complaining, so the name was changed to Hackenbush.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The basic plot is markedly similar to the previous MarxBrothers film, ''ANightAtTheOpera'', except with horseracing instead of opera.
* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.

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The next MarxBrothers film after ANightAtTheOpera, that follows pretty closely in the same mould.

Judy Standish's Sanitarium is under threat of being taken over by unscrupulous businessman Morgan, who wants to demolish it and expand his real estate monopoly. The only hope for Judy is if she can keep the wealthy hypochondriac Mrs Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) as a permanent patient, who will only stay if the sanitorium hires her favourite physician, Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx). Unfortunately for Mrs Upjohn, Hackenbush is actually a confidence-trickstering veterinarian, who has to avoid being caught out by either Morgan' cronies, the Florida Medical Board or Mrs Upjohn.

Meanwhile, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx play a sanitarium worker and a former jockey who have to save Hackenbush from a FemmeFatale employed by Morgan, while simultaneously trying to get the racehorse owned by the sanitarium owner's fiancée Gil into race-winning condition.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* GrandeDame: Margaret Dumont again.
* InducedHypochondria: The reason Hackenbush is so well trusted by Mrs Upjohn:
-->'''Mrs Upjohn:''' Why, I never knew a thing was wrong with me before I met him.
* JumpTheShark: During production, IrvingThalberg died and thus the Brothers lost the support of the top level MGM studio executive who best understood their humor. It was all downhill from there for their film career.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Chico keeps pronouncing Groucho's character Hackenbush's name as "Hackannapuss".
* NonverbalMiscommunication: When Harpo tries to warn Chico about the frame job against Groucho. He gets it eventually.
* OneLiner
* RealJokeName: Narrowly averted, Groucho Marx's character was going to be Doctor '''Quack'''enbush, but MGM's Legal department heard from an actual Dr. Quackenbush complaining, so the name was changed to Hackenbush.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The basic plot is markedly similar to the previous MarxBrothers film, ''ANightAtTheOpera'', except with horseracing instead of opera.
* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.
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24th Jun '12 4:32:39 PM HersheleOstropoler
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16th May '12 7:43:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* KlutzTheSurgeon: Narrowly averted, Groucho Marx's character was going to be Doctor '''Quack'''enbush, but MGM's Legal department heard from an actual Dr. Quackenbush complaining, so the name was changed to Hackenbush.


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* RealJokeName: Narrowly averted, Groucho Marx's character was going to be Doctor '''Quack'''enbush, but MGM's Legal department heard from an actual Dr. Quackenbush complaining, so the name was changed to Hackenbush.
9th Jan '12 8:55:09 AM HersheleOstropoler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: One of the writers of this film, George Seaton, was best known at the time for being the first actor to play ''TheLoneRanger'' on the radio.
4th Jan '12 9:57:42 AM LouieW
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* KlutzTheSurgeon: Narrowly averted, Groucho Marx's character was going to be Doctor '''Quack'''enbush, but MGM's Legal department heard from an actual Dr. Quackenbush complaining, so the name was changed to Hackenbush.
5th Oct '11 5:26:24 AM Eegah
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* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.
26th Jun '11 3:09:34 PM MagBas
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Meanwhile, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx play a sanitarium worker and a former jockey who have to save Hackenbush from a FemmeFatale employed by Morgan, while simultaneously trying to get the racehorse owned by the sanitarium owner's fiancée Gil into race-winning condition. Unsurprisingly, this is pretty much just an ExcusePlot for Harpo and Chico to [[HilarityEnsues cause as much havoc as possible.]]

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Meanwhile, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx play a sanitarium worker and a former jockey who have to save Hackenbush from a FemmeFatale employed by Morgan, while simultaneously trying to get the racehorse owned by the sanitarium owner's fiancée Gil into race-winning condition. Unsurprisingly, this is pretty much just an ExcusePlot for Harpo and Chico to [[HilarityEnsues cause as much havoc as possible.]]
17th May '11 12:51:36 AM glickmam
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* HeyIt'sThatVoice: One of the writers of this film, George Seaton, was best known at the time for being the first actor to play ''TheLoneRanger'' on the radio.

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* HeyIt'sThatVoice: HeyItsThatVoice: One of the writers of this film, George Seaton, was best known at the time for being the first actor to play ''TheLoneRanger'' on the radio.
17th May '11 12:51:17 AM glickmam
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* HeyIt'sThatVoice: One of the writers of this film, George Seaton, was best known at the time for being the first actor to play ''TheLoneRanger'' on the radio.
11th May '11 11:54:23 AM kchishol
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* JumpTheShark: During production, IrvingThalberg died and thus the Brothers lost the support of the top level MGM studio executive who best understood their humor. It was all downhill from there for their film career.
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