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Go West (1940)



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This funny Marx Brothers outing as a lot going for it, but it also marks the beginning of the end for their films. The jokes don't come as furiously as they once did, nor are they quite as clever. But it still has lots of laughs and a hilarious climax aboard a train. By this time, Buster Keaton was writing gags for the Marx Brothers; it's not surprising that one of his favorite props shows up and is used so creatively. Harpo steals the show, dismantling the train as it runs.