7/10. Here's why:
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is my first Marx brothers movie. The mean-spiritness is too much at times, and I read that it's their usual routine! Oh, boy! I don't know about their other movies, but here, Groucho is constantly trying to be the center of attention. There are scenes where Chico and/or Harpo are doing a routine on their own and Groucho meddles with a one-liner that feels out of place. Look Groucho, I know you don't like contracts, but you signed on to be a part of a comedy team. Overall, this movie is still good because the humour is very funny and timeless. However, even for the time period, the editing is terrible. At times, the directing feels like it's on auto-pilot. How weird, since Sam Wood was considered to be a perfectionist and some scenes here involved several takes.
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