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A Night at the Opera

Released 1935
Distributor MGM

Although some bemoan Irving Thalberg’s civilizing influence on the Marx Brothers when they moved to MGM, this is probably their most popular picture. And seen with an audience, one of their all-time funniest.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.