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Charney, Maurice: The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: Anything Further Father?
(Category: Books about the Marx Brothers, their films etc.)
The publisher advertises this book as "filling an academic void", but others have been there before. The most part of the book is taken up by giving synopsis of the movies. The author is looking at 15(!) Marx Brothers movies by including "Copacabana" and "Double Dynamite". He claims to have not been able to get a copy of "A Girl in Every Port", which is easily available outside the US. There are a few factual errors and typos and a lot of facts are repeated and some seem irrelevant. In general the author doesn't seems to be really interested in the Marx Brothers and the book doesn't add anything to an academic look at their work.

@Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / @Madison, NJ / @2007-09 / @0 8386 4124 5

- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, NJ, Sep 2007, ISBN: 0 8386 4124 5 (ISBN-13: 9780838641248)
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