Monkey Business (1931 film)

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Artist: The Marx Brothers

Year: 1931

Date of Action:

Region: Europe

Location: Ireland

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Violence

Medium: Film Video

Confronting Bodies: Irish Film Censors Office

Description of Artwork: Monkey Business was created by the Marx Brothers and is an adaptation of one of their broadway comedies. The story centers around four stowaways on a transatlantic ship that get into and cause mischief.

The Incident: The Irish Film Censors Office feared that the content in the film would cause anarchy within the country. In order to prevent this the banned the film from being released and distributed within the country.

Results of Incident: In 1931 the Irish Film Censors Office banned the film entirely from the country. It wasn't until 2000 that the ban was lifted and the film was allowed and circulated.