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    A Day At The Races (MGM, 1937). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This was the second film that the Brothers Marx made for MGM after leaving Paramount following a contract dispute. The last film that they made with Irving Thalberg as producer - Thalberg died unexpectedly at the age of 37 in 1936), Groucho often cited it as one of the Brother's very best pictures. The story is typically Marxian: the beautiful Judy Standish (Maureen O'Sullivan) owns a sanitarium, but the evil Morgan (Douglas Dumbrille) wants to take it over and turn the valuable property into a casino. To the rescue comes Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho), the sanitarium's director who is actually a vet masquerading as a medical doctor; Tony (Chico), a handyman; and Stuffy (Harpo), a former jockey, all intent on saving Judy and her hospital from Morgan's evil clutches. When they eventually bet everything on the outcome of a horse race, the results are predictably zany. Offered here is a highly desirable title card from this classic comedy. It had pinholes in the corners, minor chips in the bottom right and top right corners, but expert professional restoration has addressed these minor issues, making the card look like a million bucks. Very Good+ on Paper.


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