Watch: A Night in Casablanca 1946 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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.
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Fitting final flourish to the Marx Brothers act
That the Marxes could make this as their final film together (Groucho was tacked onto “Love Happy” as an afterthought and had no scenes with Chico and Harpo) means they could go out with a flourish. Groucho’s jokes were back in form, not-so-sly innuendo and all, and the dross of the MGM years was cut away: the romantic leads had minimal screen time and did NOT sing, and the special effects laden last reel chase scene was cut mercifully short. Although it’s unfortunate that the script had the quick-witted Marxes resort to poor stage fighting to overcome the Nazis. I believe it was while hanging from the ladder in that chase scene (in what’s too clearly the California desert) that Groucho decided there must be a better way to make a living, and went to what became “You Bet Your Life.”
PS: It suddenly struck me that Sig Ruman’s voice, without the accent, could have been a perfect double for Marvin the Martian. Anyone know if he could have inspired Mel Blanc?
I got some hearty laughs out of it, so that’s what counts in the end.
While pleasant enough, don’t expect any magic!
This and their next movie, LOVE HAPPY, are pleasant enough Marx Brothers films, but they are a far cry from their earlier classic films, such as HORSE FEATHERS (my favorite) or DUCK SOUP. Instead of the creativity and energy of these earlier films, A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA looks like a Marx Brothers movie in slow motion and with fewer laughs–plus perhaps too much plot! Early Marx Brothers films really seemed as if the plot was just an excuse to string together jokes and they really didn’t rely too much on sticking with a script. Here, though, it’s more “by the numbers”–with just a much lower degree of spontaneity and a plot that takes precedence over the laughs. In this case, Sig Ruman is a Nazi in hiding (very topical for 1946) and the brothers’ job is to expose him and the rest of his evil henchmen. This really sounds more like a plot for a drama than the silliness you’d expect from the Marx’s.
Still, it does have a few decent laughs and is fun to watch for the devoted fans. However, if you haven’t seen one of their films before or if you don’t particularly care for their film, try another one, please!!! This is like a shadow of their former zaniness.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, Family
Director Archie Mayo
Writer Joseph Fields, Roland Kibbee, Frank Tashlin
Actors Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,321.7 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm