At the Circus
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A distinct letdown from their previous MGM films, the Marx Bros.' At the Circus nonetheless contains intermittent moments of high hilarity. When Jeff Wilson (Kenny Baker) is in danger of losing his circus to crooked creditor Carter (James Burke), Jeff's faithful roustabout Antonio (Chico Marx) enlists the aid of seedy attorney J. Cheever Loophole (Groucho Marx). Despite the best efforts of Loophole, Antonio and general hanger-on Punchy (Harpo Marx), Jeff is robbed of the circus payroll by two flies in the ointment, Goliath the Strong Man (Nat Pendleton) and Little Professor Atom (Jerry… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"exhibits the sort of anarchy that the Marx Bros. once trafficked in with a willful, almost malevolent mayhem."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The beginning of the Marx Brothers slide from their peak comedies."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Second-rate Marx Bros, but with more than a few high spots"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Even lesser Marx Brothers is hilarious fun."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Classic Marx Brothers comedy."
‑ Larry Carroll,
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