Room Service
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Having paid $255,500 for the rights to John Murray and Allen Boretz' Broadway hit Room Service, RKO Radio then scouted about for a "perfect" cast. Thanks to the persistence of show-biz agent Zeppo Marx, RKO was able to secure the services of Zeppo's brothers Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx for $100,000. The result is an uneven but entertaining blend of traditional stage farce and Marxian madness. Groucho plays two-bit producer Gordon Miller, who has gone deeply into debt while trying to stage a turgid production called "Hail and Farewell". Miller and his entire cast… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With far too many drawn-out chats lacking in any wit or humor, Room Service is close to a total Marx Brothers dud."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Still enough zaniness to make it a Marx Brother vehicle, but the craziness is diluted."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A fabulously messy tissue rejection."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Seiter's direction keeps the brothers at half speed, stuck to static material"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Some classic Marx bits make this a must-see."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Groucho, Chico and Harpo jump the shark."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Lower-key than most Marx comedies, but still fun"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"This oft-dismissed exception in the Marx Brothers canon includes no musical numbers and only a few bits specifically tailored to the brothers...underrated."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Not a Marx Bros. movie, but a movie with the Marxes. There is a difference."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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