What might be classified as a lesser Marx Brothers film is still often funnier than many other films. A Night In Casablanca doesn't stand up to the likes of Duck Soup or Horse Feathers, but it still has plenty of jokes to keep you going easily throughout. The scene near the end with the brothers distracting the antagonist whilst he is packing is near-perfectly staged visual comedy. That makes it more than worth it.
After LINDER & CHAPLIN and before Jerry LEWIS & Richard LESTER. A mixture of comedian trooper, burlesque and circus, sometimes very funny. ==== Après LINDER & CHAPLIN et avant Jerry LEWIS & Richard LESTER. Un mélange de comique troupier, de burlesque et de cirque, parfois très drôle.
The first post war film by the Marx Brothers was less inspired then previous outings but packs a fair amount of fun into a slight story of a Nazi trying to recover treasure hidden in a hotel in Casablanca. Some good gags along the way though some retreads too. Additional political humour would have been advantageous but controversial for the time period. That line...'the master race'.
The Marx brothers are usually better in George S. Kaufman plays. Harpo steals the show here, and if you like the Marx brothers in general, I would recommend his autobiography 'Harpo Speaks!'. The silent one is quite articulate, or his co-author.
Even lesser Marx Bros is well worth the time spent. You either "get" their anarchic surreal version of slapstick and dive in head first or you actually go to your local movie theatre to catch the latest from Melissa McCarthy or Adam Sandler. Shame on you.