MONKEY BUSINESS (1931)
Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo), Rockliffe Fellowes. Harry Woods, Thelma Todd, Ruth Hall, Tom Kennedy, dir: Norman Z. McLeod; Paramount.
With writer Ben Hecht and producer Herman J. Mankiewicz on the production team, this is one of the finest and funniest of the zany Marx Brothers Pre-Code Paramount offerings. The setting is a transatlantic ship to America, four stowaways get involved in service for some gangsters while avoiding the ship’s crew. They also manage to wreck havoc with nearly all the passengers on board.
Rockliffe Fellowes reacts to Groucho Marx zany appearance in still 1325-62. Original release still announces the four Marx Brothers in Monkey Business. Light crease to top left corner and tiny chip to bottom right corner, ABOUT FINE.
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