Room Service is the first Marx Brothers movie based on a stage play that was not explicitly written for or by the brothers. Following Irving Thalberg’s death, Zeppo Marx led the efforts for his brothers to do a film for RKO Radio Pictures. John Murray and Allan Boretz had written the Broadplay play, which the brothers had nothing to do with its creation on stage. Despite Morrie Ryskind adapting the film for the screen, it…"Room Service – A Marx Brothers Retrospective"
Fancy Pants is newly available on Blu-ray after being remastered in HD from a 4K scan of the original YCM Three-Color Technicolor Elements. After feeling let down by Sorrowful Jones, I decided to make Monday night a Bob Hope/Lucille Ball double feature. Hope and Ball team up in this Western and it’s very hysterical. It’s not just that the comedy is way better in this movie but we see the duo at their full comic…"Fancy Pants Reteams Bob Hope, Lucille Ball"
Without Love isn’t as famous as other pairings but it is the third team-up between screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. George Stevens’s romantic comedy, Woman of the Year, marked their first team up in 1942. However, this wasn’t meant to be their first team-up. No, the honor was going to belong to The Philadelphia Story but things didn’t work out in the end. One thing is for sure though: Without Love does not…"Without Love: Tracy-Hepburn Classic Hits Blu-ray"