Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Night in Casablanca

14264246_601380646700287_5392851012395472310_nA Night in Casablanca is a 1946 black & white farce/comedy Marx Brothers film directed by Archie Mayo and staring Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx along with Sig Ruman. In it, Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx) takes over as the manager of a luxurious hotel in Casablanca, in the aftermath of World War II. After discovering that both of his predecessors had been murdered, Kornblow begins to fear for his safety — especially when Nazi Count Pfefferman (Sig Ruman) tries to take over Kornblow’s job in a bid to get his hands on valuable items that were stashed in the hotel by the Nazis at the tail end of the war.

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Room Service

14264058_602695636568788_7278834602232216914_nRoom Service is a 1938 black & white RKO film comedy starring the Marx Brothers, directed by William A Seiter, and based on the 1937 play of the same name by Allen Boretz and John Murray. In it, Broadway producer Gordon Miller (Groucho Marx) has sunk every dime into his latest project but still lacks the money to get the play out of rehearsals. While dodging hotel manager Gribble (Cliff Dunstan) and his henchman, Wagner (Donald MacBride), over his unpaid bills, Gordon, director Harry Binelli (Chico Marx) and manager Faker Englund (Harpo Marx) try to soothe the jangled nerves of their playwright (Frank Albertson) and convince a wealthy backer (Philip Loeb) to invest heavily in the show. Also look for a very young Ann Miller who was 15 at the time the movie was made, and Lucille Ball who later bought RKO Pictures and renamed it DesiLu, in this slapstick compilation of Broadway shenanigans!

Horse Feathers

14232511_602255039946181_2624655161973308451_nHorse Feathers is a 1932 black & white Marx Brothers film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and takes on higher education and football in this riotous and raucous comedy. In Horse Feathers, the newly anointed president of Huxley University, Quincy Adams Wagstaff, played by Groucho Marx, is getting pressure from his son Frank, played by Zeppo Marx, to improve the football squad at the school. Frank thinks his father should recruit two professional ball players so Huxley can finally defeat their gridiron rival, Darwin. But when Wagstaff hires the wrong guys, suddenly an unscrupulous pair of bootleggers is wreaking havoc as undergrads both on and off the field.

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Animal Crackers

14203248_601814763323542_1624015651938810629_nAnimal Crackers is a black & white 1930 Pre-Code Marx Brothers comedy film, in which mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. The film stars the four brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo Marx, with Lillian Roth and Margaret Dumont. It was directed by Victor Heerman and adapted from a successful 1928 Broadway musical of the same title by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, also starring the Marx Brothers and Margaret Dumont. As a Pre-Code film, in the late 1920s and early 1930s, subject matter often included sexual innuendo, miscegenation, profanity, illegal drug use, promiscuity, prostitution, infidelity, abortion, intense violence, and homosexuality – many of which can be observed in this bawdy production.

How To Marry a Millionaire

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.28.44 AMThe movie that is every man’s nightmare, “How To Marry a Millionaire” is a 1953 Jean Negulsesco Romance Comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall as three women on a mission: they all want to marry a millionaire. So they move into an elegant New York City apartment and begin dating the city’s elite gentlemen. They have no problem meeting rich men, but unfortunately most of them turn out to be creeps or cons. Eventually they must decide: Is a life of luxury more important to them than finding true love? States one of the ambitious girls, “I want to marry Rockefeller!” to which another asks, “Which one?” And the response from the first is, “I don’t care.”

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