Chico Marx Slays With the Keys

Chico Marx is a great pianist who just seems to bang out brilliant bits without effort, as we’ve mentioned before. For your Sunday evening entertainment, a couple of sublime performances by the man himself. First up is from A Night in Casablanca from 1946.

This and the clip to follow can be found on the Marx Brothers Collection from Warner Brothers. You can click and buy it from Amazon here. You won’t regret that purchase.

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And if you thought that was cool, check out this bit from 1940’s Go West after the break:

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By | 2017-09-24T23:24:11+00:00 December 9th, 2007|Movies|0 Comments

Marx Brothers Funny Both Backwards and Forwards

Gotta love the internet. Mark Evanier posted the clip below on his blog, where the boys have their words reversed so it can sound like a foreign language. He was wondering what in the world they actually said.

Less than nine hours later, somebody not only reversed the speech bits but then put them back in the right places so they could be truly played forwards. Then it was up on YouTube.

Update: The original clip is gone, but somebody’s combined the two, so that’s what you’ve got coming up…here:

Nothing earth shattering like “Paul is Dead” or anything, but still. Gotta love it.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:28:19+00:00 August 15th, 2007|Movies|0 Comments

Lucille Ball vs. Harpo Marx: Mirror, Mirror

Harpo Marx guest-stars on I Love Lucy. There’s so much goodness in this one clip, it’s ridiculous. Not only do you get Harpo and Lucy doing the mirror sequence, a call-back to Duck Soup, but you also get Ricky and Fred as the other Marx Brothers. See? Ridiculous. And I have trouble enough just moving myself, much less doing a choreographed mirror sequence with somebody else. In front of an audience. That must have taken freaking forever to get down.

If I’ve got it right, this was from Season 4 and should be on this DVD.

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And of course, the original bit from Duck Soup after the break.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:29:45+00:00 July 15th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments