Sneaky Dragon's Ian Boothby and David Dedrick take a fun and humorous look at the Marx Brothers - one film at a time.
Full Marx – 14 – Listener’s Questions
Hello, fellow Marxists! Welcome to the final episode of Full Marx. This week we basically turned the show over to our listeners and let them decide what we would talk about this week. Lots of people wanted us to cover the brothers’ post-Marx Brothers career so we talked about that and some of their late career appearances. We also talked about some of our favourite movie moments and our general thoughts about the Marx Brothers amazing achievements and career.
Finally, thanks to all our listeners for their kind words and active participation during this series. We’ve appreciated all your comments and suggestions. You made doing this a lot of fun so thanks!
And thanks for listening.
Full Marx – 13 – Love Happy
Hello, everyone! Well, here it is: our final “Marx Brothers” film. We put “Marx Brothers” in quotation marks because is this really a Marx Brothers film? Answer: sort of? Other answer: Not a very satisfying one! But David and Ian still have some opinions about it and you should really give them a listen.
Thanks for listening.
Full Marx – 12 – A Night in Casablanca
Greetings, fellow Marxists! (The good kind!) This week Ian and Dave take a fond look at the late period Marx Brothers film A Night in Casablanca. This is the first Marx Brothers film that Dave ever saw. Does it hold up to his Grade 5 memories? Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out what the fellows think.
Full Marx – 11 – The Big Store
This week Ian and Dave watch and discuss the Marx Brothers’ final MGM film The Big Store. We won’t bother to pretend that there is a possibility that Ian or Dave may have actually thought this was a great or even a good movie; they didn’t. It’s a so-so movie and here’s why…
We really enjoyed Virginia O’Brien’s appearance in the film. Here is a couple of fun appearances by her:
Full Marx – 10 – Go West
Hello, fellow Marxists! This week Ian and Dave sit patiently through the Marx Brothers’ Go West – a film some feel is the best of the late period MGM films; others say, “Meh”. Where do Ian and Dave fall in this controversy? Well, give this podcast a listen and all will be made clear…as mud.
Full Marx – 09 – At the Circus
This week, Ian and Dave discuss the Marxes’ ninth film: At the Circus – commonly felt to be the first signs of the cracks in the foundation of the Marx Brothers movies. What do Ian and Dave think? Do they agree with the critical consensus or wend their own merry way? Listen and learn!
I loved this Podcast. I love the thorough analysis; which made revisiting these films a great joy. Thank you for all of your efforts!
Exceptional podcast on the Marx Brothers
Exceptional podcast on the Marx Brothers. The hosts are knowledgeable and hilarious. I really like the format where the first part of each episode provides context letting us know where the Marx Brothers are in their career and the second part provides a scene-by-scene exploration of this week's movie. The first episode is particularly good since it provides extensive background on the Marx Brothers before they started doing movies, and this includes a lot of context that is invaluable in understanding the Marx Brothers’ movie career.
The worst host
Why would someone host a show and claims that he has not watched all the Marx brothers movies. What???
And makes stupid comments. So bizzare