Step Lively
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Previously filmed as a so-so Marx Brothers vehicle in 1938, the John Murray-Alan Boretz Broadway hit Room Service was effectively musicalized in 1944 as Step Lively. The plot remains intact: Fly-by-night theatrical producer Gordon Miller (Groucho Marx in the 1938 film, George Murphy in the remake) struggles to keep his production and cast together, despite severe deficiencies in the money department. Hotel-chain supervisor Wagner (Adolphe Menjou) threatens to throw Miller and his actors off the premises, an eventuality Miller hopes to forestall until he can obtain $50,000 from a wealthy… More

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"Without the Marx Brothers, the music improves but the comedy proves witless."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...empty-headed, to be sure, but it's also breezy, lightweight, antic fun"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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