At the Circus (1939)

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At the Circus (a.k.a. The Marx Brothers at the Circus) is a 1939 Marx Brothers comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in which they save a circus from bankruptcy. It is notable for Groucho Marx's classic rendition of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady", and co-stars include Margaret Dumont, Eve Arden, and Kenny Baker. The circus strongman (Nat Pendleton, one of the ringer football players in Horse Feathers), and the midget (Jerry Maren) are accomplices of the bad guy Carter (James Burke) who is trying to take over the circus. In the animal car, they knock Wilson (Baker) out and steal his $10,000 (about $163,000 in 2011 dollars). Groucho, as lawyer J. Cheever Loophole, arrives to handle the situation. He caves in when he sees Pendleton and makes an absolute fool of himself with Marenghi. (He knocks the furniture over in Marenghi's tiny room and the midget threatens to sue. Groucho, ever ready to solicit business, offers his card, which Marenghi accepts!) In order to help Baker, he first tries to get the money from Carter's moll, Peerless Pauline (Eve Arden), but fails miserably. Then he calls on Mrs.

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