The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films

The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films

Martin A. Gardner


The Marx Brothers' motion pictures are jam-packed with slapstick and visible jokes, gags, puns, pratfalls, and mimicry. yet underneath the laughs is a major and biting condemnation of yankee tradition. This publication examines historic occasions, political practices, financial stipulations, manners and customs, literary matters, and renowned leisure as satirized within the motion pictures and considers the ways that the flicks have been proper of their period and stay so this day.

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