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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 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. Al Hirschfeld designed this delightful title card for the classic comedy. The card has been restored to address pinholes and surface paper loss in the left and top right border, small nicks in each corner, and pinholes in the corners/background. Now a fantastic display piece! Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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