At the Circus
At the Circus (1939)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1939
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Fernando F. Croce


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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

exhibits the sort of anarchy that the Marx Bros. once trafficked in with a willful, almost malevolent mayhem.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The beginning of the Marx Brothers slide from their peak comedies.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Second-rate Marx Bros, but with more than a few high spots

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Even lesser Marx Brothers is hilarious fun.

Larry Carroll

Classic Marx Brothers comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This isn't one of my favourite Marx Brothers movies. First of all, I didn't like that really long song with Harpo and the Black kids. Second, the… More
Byron Brubaker
Back to MGM, but with Mervyn LeRoy producing. Kenny Baker, no not the Kenny Baker from Star Wars, another Kenny Baker who was in musicals in the 30's and… More
Tim Salmons
Not my favorite Marx Bros. film. It has some funny bits in it, but it's hampered by exposition...and the magic just doesn't seem to be there.
Anthony Valletta
Not one of their best, but still amusing. Groucho sings Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
Ken Stachnik
By no means there best work, and certianly there most un even. There are scenes of pure illogical insanity followed by those of mind numbing exposition.… More