The Cocoanuts (1929) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Robert Florey and Joseph Santley and produced by Jesse L. Lasky, Walter Wanger and Monta Bell.
The Cocoanuts (1929, Robert Florey and Joseph Santley)By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 7, 2018 From The Stop Button
The only stand-out sequence in The Cocoanuts comes at the end, when Chico is playing the piano. One of the directors?or both of them?finally had a good instinct and cut to a close-up of Chico?s hands playing. It overrides the first shot of the piano playing, which doesn?t show Chico?s hands at all a... Read full article
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Chico: That's all right. We fill it up before we leave.
Hammer: Get away from that tree before it dies.
Hammer: Wages? Do you want to be wage slaves? Answer me that!
Hammer: No, of course not. But what makes wage slaves? Wages!
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The only Irving Berlin musical that did not spawn a "hit" song.
During the day, the Marx Brothers worked on this movie. At night, they were starring in "Animal Crackers" on the stage.
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