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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.

Director:

Archie Mayo (as Archie L. Mayo)

Writers:

Joseph Fields (original screenplay), Roland Kibbee (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Groucho Marx ... Kornblow
Harpo Marx ... Rusty
Chico Marx ... Corbaccio
Charles Drake ... Pierre
Lois Collier ... Annette
Sig Ruman ... Heinrich Stubel / Max Pfferman
Lisette Verea ... Bea
Lewis L. Russell Lewis L. Russell ... Governor (as Lewis Russell)
Dan Seymour ... Prefect of Police
Frederick Giermann Frederick Giermann ... Kurt
Harro Meller Harro Meller ... Emile
David Hoffman ... Spy
Paul Harvey ... 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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The Howl Raiser of 1946 See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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

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 »

Quotes

Ronald Kornblow: [Talking to a hotel guest over the phone] Hello? What's that, sir? You've been up in your room three-and-a-half hours, and your trunks haven't arrived? Well, put your pants on. Nobody'll know the difference.
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Alternate Versions

The first few seconds - the Approved code - are missing from some prints (including video prints). The code is on a title screen. The prints without the code fade in when the credits begin to run. See more »

Connections

Featured in You Must Remember This: A Tribute to 'Casablanca' (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
(1866) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played on a record when Kornblow meets Beatrice in her room
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An absolute classic!
19 June 2005 | by fifahenrySee 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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Release Date:

12 October 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night in Casablanca See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Loma Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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