Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
6 videodiscs (ca. 405 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
In English, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Thelma Todd, Rockliffe Fellowes, Lillian Roth, Oscar Shaw.
Producer, Monta Bell ; directors, Leo McCarey, Norman McLeod, Robert Florey, Joseph Santley ; directors of photography, Henry Sharp, Ray June, Arthur L. Todd, George Folsey ; music, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Irving Berlin.
"Duck soup" originally released as a motion picture in 1933; "Horse feathers" originally released as a motion picture in 1932; "Monkey business" originally released as a motion picture in 1932; "Animal crackers" originally released as a motion picture in 1930; "The cocoanuts" originally released as a motion picture in 1929.
National Film Registry (Duck soup).
MPAA rating: Not rated.
"Duck soup": To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president. "Horse feathers": Professor Quincy Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College. "Monkey business": While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters. "Animal crackers": Captain Spaulding, the noted explorer, returns from Africa and attends a gala party held by Mrs. Rittenhouse. "The cocoanuts": Mr. Hammer runs a bankrupt hotel in Florida, where he will try anything to make money.
Duck soup -- Horse feathers -- Monkey business -- Animal crackers -- The cocoanuts.
Special features: theatrical trailers to each movie (except "The cocoanuts") included on each disc ; Disc 6: interviews.
MW, 8-07; 10-09(add)