Cover of "Marx Bros. (Movie Icons)"

Cover of Marx Bros. (Movie Icons)

Love Happy is notable for two things, 1) it is the worst of all the Marx Bros. films and 2) it features the screen debut of Marilyn Monroe.

Groucho never appears on-screen with his other two brothers, while Chico looks very old (he was 62) and tired. There are some OK jokes with Groucho, and Harpo has a few good gags too courtesy of Frank Tashlin, who co-wrote the film. Although Harpo’s schtick does wear thin after 30 minutes. The best scene is the 2 brief minutes when Marilyn is on-screen with Groucho getting in a couple of good lines, but overall it is a terrible and terribly boring film.

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