Friday, January 15, 2010

The Big Store (1941)


The Big Store is a 1941 film directed by Charles Reisner, starring the Marx Brothers; Groucho, Chico, and Harpo.

Tommy Rogers ( Tony Martin ) wants to sell his share of the Phelps Department Store. However, Mr. Grover ( Douglass Dumbrille ) knows if any real business gets a look at their figures, they're sunk. He'll stop at nothing to keep Tommy from selling... Groucho Marx is Wolf J. Flywheel, a detective hired by Martha Phelps ( Margaret Dumont ), to protect her Nephew, Tommy, who's life may be in jeopardy.

Also, be sure to look out for an appearance by Deadpan singer, Virginia O'Brien!

Read more from Wikipedia, and IMDb



  1. Yes - Virginia is wonderful; easily the best thing in the film. I'd love to see more of her but I've never come across any of her other movies.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Matthew!

    I'm on the case for finding other films with Virginia. Would like to do a couple reviews on whatever other works she has. Such an underrated talent.