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Room Service (1938) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by George Abbott.

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Classic Films in Focus: ROOM SERVICE (1938)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 23, 2013 From Virtual Virago

There are several truly brilliant Marx Brothers films, including Duck Soup (1933) and A Night at the Opera (1935), but Room Service (1938), directed by William A. Seiter, offers little to compare with them. It's a shame, too, because in addition to the brothers we get Lucille Ball and a very young A... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ROOM SERVICE (1938)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 23, 2013 From Virtual Virago

There are several truly brilliant Marx Brothers films, including Duck Soup (1933) and A Night at the Opera (1935), but Room Service (1938), directed by William A. Seiter, offers little to compare with them. It's a shame, too, because in addition to the brothers we get Lucille Ball and a very young A... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ROOM SERVICE (1938)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 23, 2013 From Virtual Virago

There are several truly brilliant Marx Brothers films, including Duck Soup (1933) and A Night at the Opera (1935), but Room Service (1938), directed by William A. Seiter, offers little to compare with them. It's a shame, too, because in addition to the brothers we get Lucille Ball and a very young A... Read full article


Room Service

By RBuccicone on Jun 27, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Room Service (1938) ???? From what I have found?in my encounters with the Marx Brothers so far is that the films using some material of their stage shows and/or focused more on their antics than the actual story line are the ones that most tickle my fancy. Room Service, unfortunately, does neither. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Leo Davis: You've been in jail?
Harry Binelli: Sure, it's'a not so bad. You behave and they make you a trustee.


Leo Davis: Gee, I-I-I don't know whether I can keep it up for two and a half hours.
Gordon Miller: It's all right. We'll help you.


Harry Binelli: I still think it's a terrible play, but it makes a wonderful rehearsal.


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Facts about

This is the first (and last) time The Marx Brothers worked with material not specially created for them.
The only film The Marx Brothers made with R-K-O. During salary negotiations with R-K-O, erstwhile member Zeppo Marx represented The Marx Brothers, threatening to rejoin the group if their demands weren't met!
Eddie Dunn and Constantine Romanoff are in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but they did not appear or were not identifiable.
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