Room Service

  • RKO, 1938, B/W, 85 minutes
  • Released September, 1938

Groucho, Harpo and Chico are Broadway producers who have a play, some hungry actors, no backers and a hotel bill that keeps rising. Their attempts to stay one step ahead of everyone will leave you in the aisle. Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson co-star.

The Marx Brothers Collection DVD Box Set (shown right) contains this film and A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, A Night in Casablanca, At the Circus, Go West and The Big Store.


  • Executive in Charge of Production: Pandro S. Berman
  • Directed by: William A. Seiter
  • Adapted by: Morrie Ryskind
  • From the Play by: Allen Boretz, John Murray Musical Director: Roy Webb
  • Art Direction by: Van Nest Polglase
  • Associate: Alfred Herman
  • Set Decorations by: Darrell Silvera
  • Gowns by: Renie
  • Sound Recordist: John L. Cass
  • Director of Photography: J. Roy Hunt
  • Film Editor: George Crone


  • Groucho Marx [Gordon Miller]
  • Chico Marx [Harry Binelli]
  • Harpo Marx [Faker Englund]
  • Lucille Ball [Christine Marlowe]
  • Ann Miller [Hilda Manny]
  • Frank Albertson [Leo Davis]
  • Cliff Dunstan [Joseph Gribble]
  • Donald MacBride [Gregory Wagner]
  • Philip Loeb [Timothy Hogarth]
  • Philip Wood [Simon Jenkins]
  • Alexander Asro [Sasha Smirnoff]
  • Charles Halton [Dr. Glass]
  • Additional Cast: Stanley Blystone [Policeman in Alley]
  • Paul Everton [Man in Play]
  • Donald Kerr [Bellboy]
  • Frank Otto [Bank Messenger]
  • Bruce Mitchell
  • William Ruhl
  • Max Wagner [Detectives]

Musical Program