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A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  12 October 1946 (Sweden)
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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.


(as Archie L. Mayo)


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(as The Marx Bros.)
Charles Drake ...
Lois Collier ...
Sig Ruman ...
Lisette Verea ...
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Harro Mellor ...
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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 <>

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12 October 1946 (Sweden)  »

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A Night in Casablanca  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally intended as a direct spoof on Casablanca (1942), it was changed to a more original story. See more »


In Heinrich Stubel's bedroom, not too far from the end of the film, a lounge chair is visible by the closet, yet the next shot of the closet - the chair is nowhere to be seen. See more »


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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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »


Beer Barrel Polka
(1927) (uncredited)
aka "Roll Out the Barrel"
Music by Jaromir Vejvoda from the song "Skoda lásky"
Performed by Chico Marx on piano with the band
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An absolute classic!
19 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie a lot, it took a while to find it in the shops but it was worthwhile looking around for. My favourite scene is definitely the one with Harpo minding Chico's peanut stall with the angry neighbouring stall owner. It makes you laugh for ages! Groucho plays the part of the manager of the Hotel Casablanca because all the previous managers were murdered by ex-Nazis looking for Nazi treasure hidden within the hotel prior to the end of the war. Some of the funniest moments in Marx Brother's history are featured in this movie eg. Harpo holding up a wall, Chico and Harpo rearranging a dance floor that keeps getting smaller and a funny suitcase packing routine towards the end. A very humorous movie and I would definitely recommend it.

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