The Big Store
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In the last of the Marx Brothers' MGM films, The Big Store, Groucho Marx plays two-bit detective Wolf J. Flywheel, hired by department-store owner Martha Phelps (Margaret Dumont) to act as bodyguard for Martha's nephew and sole heir, Tommy Rogers (Tony Martin). Crooked store manager Grover (Douglas Dumbrille) is anxious to take over the operation and to hide the fact that he's been juggling the books; to expedite this, he has arranged several "accidents" to put Tommy out of the way. Despite his monumental ineptitude, Flywheel manages to protect Tommy from harm, with the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too many dead spots."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Four stars JUST for Harpo's secret room concert!"
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"Low-grade comedy is a disappointment for Marx fans"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"One of the boys' weaker entries, but with enough good moments to make it worthwhile."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The kind of movie that takes you about an hour to figure out that you've already seen it. If you last an hour."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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