I haven't seen a Marx Brothers film in over 25 years.
Imagine my disappointment to see this one where I laughed so much and smiled so much utterly destroyed by a deeply sickening moment of blackface. And after a sequence where it looked as though Groucho and co were trying to celebrate the often overlooked excellence of black dancers, singers, musicians, and facial over-actors. This scene, specifically, is the very first time I ever saw black performers doing the famous dance moves (and a lot more) to swing music. I have only ever seen whites doing this- and how (A League of Their Own, Swing Kids, Gilmore Girls, Blast from the Past, Clueless, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Mighty Mighty Bosstones). Likely proving this is a perfect example of black cultural erasure by whites.
All that goodwill. Ruined.