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
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Near the beginning of the film, the prefect of police gets on his microphone and says, "Round up all likely suspects." If you look closely at his lips, he really said, "Round up the usual suspects" - a famous line from Casablanca (1942) - but the replacement line was dubbed in later to avoid legal problems with Warner Brothers. 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 »
The Marx Brothers came out of retirement to make this film in order to
help the financially-strapped Chico, who was forever broke due to his
The movie begins slowly, and there are some rather unfunny scenes
featuring Harpo, but when Chico and Groucho arrive on the scene the
film really picks up. There are some truly great scenes in this film.
My favorite is Harpo desperately trying to convey important information
to Chico via whistles and inspired charade.
The plot is rather silly, but who cares? While not on a par with their
classics "Duck Soup" and "A Night at the Opera", this movie is very
much worth seeing.
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