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  Harpo Marx.
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The Cocoanuts
Also known as {The Coconuts}
(1929) American
B&W : 96 minutes
Directed by Joseph Santley and Robert Florey

Cast: Groucho Marx [Mr. Hammer], Chico Marx [Chico], Harpo Marx [Harpo], Zeppo Marx [Jamison], Oscar Shaw [Bob Adams], Mary Eaton [Polly Potter], Kay Francis [Penelope], Margaret Dumont [Mrs. Potter], Cyril Ring [Bobby Yates], Basil Ruysdael [Detective Hennessy], the Gamby-Hale Ballet Girls, the Allan K. Foster Girls; Sylvan Lee

Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Paramount Sound Picture]. / Produced by Walter Wanger. Producer, Long Island studios (executive producer), Monta Bell. Associate producer, James R. Cowan. Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind, from the play The Cocoanuts by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Music by Irving Berlin. Song “When My Dreams Come True” by Irving Berlin (music and lyrics). Photographed (cinematography) by George Folsey. Musical director, Frank Tours. Edited by Barney Rogan. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 1929 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. / Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The production was shot at Paramount’s Astoria Studios on Long Island, New York. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Print exists [35mm preservation duplicate positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Hotels - Synchronized sound film - USA: Florida

Listing updated: 19 June 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Baer-Film p. 49; Bardèche-History p. 320; Limbacher-Feature p. 46; Maltin-Guide p. 233; Sklar-Movie p. 182; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 241-243.

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