|Directed by||Victor Heerman|
|Written by|| George S. Kaufman,|
Animal Crackers is the second movie released by the Marx Bros.
A famous explorer, Captain Spaulding, returns from his expedition to Africa to find a party being thrown in his honour by Mrs Rittenhouse, a wealthy widow. He finds that at this party R.W. Chandler has chosen to unvail his newly bought Beaugard painting. This painting is worth a fortune. Two women conspire to steal this painting on the night it is unvailed. A couple also want to steal the painting, to place the man's copy in its place in order to make him a reputation as an artist.
Character Actor Captain Spaulding Groucho Ravelli Chico The Professor Harpo Jamison Zeppo Mrs. Rittenhouse Margaret Dumont Arabella Rittenhouse Lillian Roth Roscoe W. Chandler Louis Sorin John Parker Hal Thompson Mrs. Whitehead Margaret Irving Grace Carpenter Kathryn Reece Hives (the butler) Robert Greig Inspector Hennessy Edward Metcalfe