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* The Marx Brothers


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in A Night at the Opera
A season of films featuring these famous clowns of the cinema - the zany creatures of chaos and confusion.
Made in 1935 and possibly the Marx Brothers' most famous film, the plot of A Night at the Opera has something to do with a certain Otis B. Driftwood 's plans to launch a Mrs Claypool as a patron of Grand Opera - but it is only an excuse for excursions into inspired lunacy, and some of the funniest scenes ever filmed.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Otis B. Driftwood
Unknown: Mrs Claypool
Producer: Irving Thalberg
Director: Sam Wood
Otis B Driftwood: Groucho Marx
Fiorello: Chico Mark
Tomasso: Harpo Mark
Rosa: Kitty Carlisle
Ricardo: Allan Jones
Lassparri: Walter King
Gottlieb: Siegfried Ruman
Mrs Claypool: Margaret Dumont
Captain: Edward Keane
Henderson: Robert Emmett O'Connor

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* The Marx Brothers

BBC One London, 5 May 1972 23.15

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