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    A Night in Casablanca (United Artists, 1946). Insert (14" X 36"). After a five year absence from the screen, the Marx Brothers - Groucho, Harpo, and Chico - returned with this independently-financed production, originally intended as a full-blown spoof of the Humphrey Bogart classic, Casablanca. The end product, however, was a bit broader based, lampooning wartime melodramas more generally. Groucho plays Ronald Kornblow, newly appointed manager of the Casablanca Hotel, a position that has resulted in the murder of several previous managers by ex-Nazis searching the hotel for hidden treasure. Corbacchio (Chico) and Rusty (Harpo) join the fun as Kornblow's self-appointed body guards. Offered here is a wonderful insert for this comedy classic. It has pinholes in the top corners and border, light surface smudging, and tape in the top left corner and on the reverse reinforcing the fold lines. Aside from these small flaws, this is a very attractive and desirable piece from a truly memorable film. Folded, Very Fine-.

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