A Day at the Races
A Day at the Races (1937)

In this Marx Brothers' comedy, a horse named Hi-Hat is a financially troubled sanitarium's only hope of avoiding foreclosure. Luckily, the sanitarium's new director is a veterinarian impersonating a physician. Groucho and his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1937
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Mark Van Doren
The Nation

It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.

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Mark Bourne

Proof of the absence of God comes when Marx Brothers gags get the scissors ... yet we still must endure a show-stopping (in the worst sense of the word) water-ballet number that's a dose of Robitussin when the movie needs a double espresso.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

When Groucho's in charge of things -- and that's most of the time -- A Day at the Races is full of great stuff.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Marx Bros.' big hit may miss with today's kids.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Groucho's power is his smoothness with language, his Kryptonite Chico's elaborate doublespeak.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...may not inspire one to gales of laughter the way the earlier Marx Brothers films did, but there are still some good laughs here.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A winner at the box office.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I believe this is the longest of the Marx Brother's movies. It really didn't need to be so long, there were a couple of boring scenes. Other than… More
Byron Brubaker
This second Marx Brothers picture for MGM has many of the same elements. Sam Wood directs again. Allan Jones and Margaret Dumont are still on hand. Ruman… More
Tim Salmons
Much funnier than the last couple of films I've seen.
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"Emily, I've got a confession to make. I really am a horse doctor, but if you marry me, I'll never look at another horse."
xGary Xx
Another Marx Bros. classic. As long as you can stomach the superfluous romantic and musical interludes, you just cannot go wrong with them. Hilarious.
Chad Roesti
Have you got a woman in here? If I haven't, I've wasted 30 minutes of valuable time.

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