A Night in Casablanca

This was the second to last film the three Marx brothers made together, and unfortunately not one of their best.

The jokes were a bit old hat at times, and the story and supporting cast were quite mediocre.

Harpo and Chico were not as entertaining as they were in earlier films, but Groucho is funny in anything, so he saved the day somewhat. Harpo did his harp playing bit, and Chico tinkled away on the piano, both highlights of their parts.

The original idea was for this to be a parody of Casablanca, released four years prior (1942), but for reasons I cannot find on the interwebs, this was abandoned. There was some amusing controversy at the time though.

A Day at the Races is the best film by The Marx Brothers, and one of the weirdest and funniest films I have ever seen, so skip this one and watch that one.

Date watched: April 13th
Score: 4/10
Film count 2017: 58

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