there’s one film where every time you see a character holding a piece of
paper, it’s soaking wet because at the time there was no other way to
keep from picking up every crackle and rustle of a dry sheet of paper
with the microphones.
That would be The Cocoanuts, and while it's not the best Marx bros movie, I'd still say it's worth including. Then again, this is a surprisingly short list of "worthy" pre-code films. Still, leaving out The Cocoanuts, Rain, Scarface, or (on a lighter, Bubsy-er note) Footlight Parade in favor of Kept Husbands and Dirigible? If you say so. Then again, I like Whoopee, so who am I to talk?