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Animal Crackers

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Animal Crackers is a 1930 comedy film, and one of the Marx Brothers' most beloved and oft-quoted movies.

The film stars the four bothers, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and Zeppo Marx, and Lillian Roth and Margaret Dumont. It is directed by Victor Heerman and adapted from a successful 1928 Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind also starring the Marx Brothers and Margaret Dumont.

It contains Groucho's signature song, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" and two of Groucho's best known quips:

Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I dunno.
We took some pictures of the native girls, but they're not developed yet. We're going back next year, when they're more developed.

It also has the Chico-Harpo scene in which Chico wants a flashlight ("flash") and Harpo produces from his bottomless coat and pants a "fish," a "flask," etc.

The part of Hives the butler was played by Robert Greig a character actor, who appeared in over 100 films (many in the role of a butler). He also appeared with the Marx Brothers in Horse Feathers.

Animal crackers are also a popular children's snack, in which the crackers are shaped like zoo animals, the most common being elephants, bears, and owls.

Animal Crackers (http://brianoconnor.typepad.com) is a weblog which tries, usually very successfully, to de-bunk spurious claims made by, and on behalf of, the Animal Rights lobby, and to expose the fundimental flaws of Animal Rights ideology.

"Animal Crackers" is a 1968 (http://web.inter.nl.net/users/dj/melanie/discog.html) song by Melanie Safka. (Lyrics (http://www.lyricsbox.com/safka-melanie-lyrics-animal-crackers-1p9862v.html))nl:Animal Crackers sv:Muntra musikanter

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