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The Marx Brothers in Europe - Screenplay Treatment by Robert Hopkins


Published by Culver City, CA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1939, 1939
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Original 25 page mimeographed script treatment, dated October 30, 1939 with changes through November 3, 1939, for an unproduced Marx Brothers feature ÔThe Marx Brothers in EuropeÕ. Bradbound. Some dust soiling and minor use to the printed studio covers, with the interior in uniformly fine condition. The film tells the story of the Marx Brothers as former vaudeville performers traveling throughout Europe in the fall of 1939 as salesmen for their considerably questionable medical supply company which sees the various European military forces as the perfect customers for their products. The story makes fun of the German forces and, as such, quickly became a politically unacceptable project due to the timing of its creation, its subject matter, and the beginning of World War II with the invasion of Poland by Germany on September 1, 1939 and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Robert Hopkins was a comedy writer for MGM. He supplied routines for such studio features and worked with Buster Keaton on four films including KeatonÕs last silent film, Spite Marriage. This script is a true Marx Brothers rarity. Bookseller Inventory # 20011E

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Title: The Marx Brothers in Europe - Screenplay ...

Publisher: Culver City, CA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1939

Publication Date: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

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