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A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 October 1946 (Sweden)
The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

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(as Archie L. Mayo)

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
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Bea
Lewis L. Russell ...
Governor (as Lewis Russell)
Dan Seymour ...
Prefect of Police
Frederick Giermann ...
Kurt
Harro Mellor ...
Emile
David Hoffman ...
Spy
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Mr. Smythe
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Storyline

In post-war Casablanca, Ronald Kornblow is hired to run a hotel whose previous managers have all wound up being murdered. French soldier Pierre suspects the involvement of ex-Nazis, specifically Count Pfefferman, in reality the notorious Heinrich Stubel. But Pierre himself is accused of collaborating with the enemy, and attempts to clear his name with the help of his girlfriend Annette and cagey buddy Corbaccio. They enlist the aid of Pfefferman's beleaguered mute valet, Rusty, and discover a hoard of war booty the Nazis have cached in the hotel. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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12 October 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Noite em Casablanca  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The reason Harpo Marx's hair looks a little strange is that for some reason, the producers decided to curl and dye his real hair, as opposed to using his customary blonde wig. See more »

Goofs

When Rusty finds the treasure room, just before he moves toward the harp, the light shadow of a film crew member can be seen briefly. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Kornblow: [Bea and Kornblow are playfully blowing smoke at each other] This is like living in Pittsburgh - if you can call that "living".
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Connections

Referenced in Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor
(1847) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Performed by Chico Marx on piano
Also performed by Harpo Marx on the harp
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Slapstick and lots of it.
17 May 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"A Night in Casablanca" is filled with the usual Marx Brother's energy and then some. It is their slapstick that is uniquely displayed by these masters of the craft. Even though this particular comedy is not their best, it is still worth an evening of fun. It takes place in Casablanca, and the name alone conjures up the Bogart film. There is a series of murders of prior hotel managers. The plot thickens from there. All fans of the comedy of the Marx Brothers should view this film in addition to their entire collection. Without a doubt it is not to be missed. Harpo is especially funny in his typical antics. Groucho is a quick and witty as ever. It gets a very good rating from me.


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