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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


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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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Gregory Wagner: Jumping butterballs!


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


Harry Binelli: Hello? Room Service. Bring up enough ice to cool a warm body.


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Because The Marx Brothers are credited onscreen in the opening credits but are not in the comprehensive end credits, (where they are individually credited), the IMDb cast list uses the opening credits first, and completes them with those in the end credits not already mentioned.
Lucille Ball, who has a supporting role in this film, would later buy the studio that made this film, RKO Studios. She and Desi Arnaz purchased it during the height of their success on I Love Lucy and renamed it Desilu Studios.
This is the first (and last) time The Marx Brothers worked with material not specially created for them.
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Also directed by William A. Seiter




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Also released in 1938




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