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Room Service (30-Sep-1938)

Director: William A. Seiter

Writer: Morrie Ryskind

From a play: Room Service by John Murray and Allen Boretz

Musical Director: Roy Webb

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Keywords: Comedy

A theatrical producer goes to great lengths to avoid eviction from their hotel as they await funds from a backer of their play. Adaptation of the successful Broadway play which ran for 500 performances in 1937-38; it is the only Marx Brothers adaptation. Produced after the unfortunate death of Irving Thalberg, with the Marx Brothers on loan to RKO from MGM. Remade as a musical, Step Lively (1944).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Albertson
2-Feb-1909 29-Feb-1964 American character actor
Lucille Ball
6-Aug-1911 26-Apr-1989 I Love Lucy
Charles Halton
16-Mar-1876 16-Apr-1959 Bespectacled character actor
Donald MacBride
23-Jun-1889 21-Jun-1957 High Sierra
Chico Marx
22-Mar-1887 11-Oct-1961 An Italian con-man of a Marx Brother
Groucho Marx
2-Oct-1890 19-Aug-1977 You Bet Your Life
Harpo Marx
23-Nov-1888 28-Sep-1964 Silent harp-playing Marx Brother
Ann Miller
12-Apr-1923 22-Jan-2004 Kiss Me Kate


The Marx Brothers
Groucho Marx   ...   Gordon Miller
Chico Marx   ...   Harry Binelli
Harpo Marx   ...   Faker
Lucille Ball   ...   Christine
Ann Miller   ...   Hilda
Frank Albertson   ...   Leo Davis
Cliff Dunstan   ...   Joseph Gribble
Donald MacBride   ...   Gregory Wagner
Philip Loeb   ...   Timothy Hogarth
Philip Wood   ...   Simon Jenkins
Alexander Asro   ...   Sasha
Charles Halton   ...   Dr. Glass


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