Film Classics in 35mm! Late Marx Brothers
United States | 1946 | Archie Mayo
Made five years after The Big Store (see 8/17 at 8:35), this independent production is perhaps the funniest of the late Marx Bros films. Intended as a parody of the Bogart-Bergman classic but softened into a general spoof of wartime melodramas after Warner Bros threatened a lawsuit, the film is set in postwar Casabalanca, where Groucho becomes the unwitting new manager of a hotel where his predecessors have been serially murdered. Harpo and Chico help identify and thwart the killer—an escaped Nazi war criminal (Sig Ruman) with a cache of looted art works hidden in the hotel. 85 min.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7