Still funny after 88 years.
Time has not faded this Marx Brothers romp, with the zingers still hitting their targets at a fast and furious clip.
Is it a biting political satire which ticked off Mussolini enough he banned it from being shown in Italy?
Or is it just a good-time romp, with Groucho dispensing the best eye-rolls in the biz while verbally assaulting everyone?
Yes, and yes, and the movie critics of the time, many of whom panned it on release, would look pretty stupid today — if they were still alive.
In the end, comedy outlives us all.