288 page hardcover book on the Marx Brothers movies. Publisher-Darien House in 1971. As a coffee-table book, WHY A DUCK is almost perfect.
288 page hardcover book on the Marx Brothers movies. Over 600 illustrations. Richard J. Anobile did the same for W. C. Fields with a book which, I think, pre-dates this one. It's called A FLASK OF FIELDS and also features a Hirschfeld drawing on the cover. Anobile is also known for a Pyrrhic victory: In 1974, he published THE MARX BROTHERS SCRAPBOOK, an amazing book of interviews he did with many of the people who worked with the Marx Brothers. He interviewed Jack Benny and (I think) George Burns.
Why a Duck? presents photographs made from actual movie-frame blow-ups and printed dialogue from segments of eight Marx Brothers movies. Anobile selected wonderfully entertaining sequences from the movies, which enable the reader to enjoy these hilarious comedic actors in book form. The book includes significant ue sequences from the following movies: The Cocoanuts (1929), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Duck Soup (1933), A Night at the Opera (1935), and A Day at the Races (1937)
Anobile, Richard . comp. New York, Darien House.
Anobile, Richard . Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
Why a Duck?" is a comedy routine featured in the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts (1929)
Why a Duck?" is a comedy routine featured in the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts (1929). In a scene in which Groucho and Chico are discussing a map, Groucho mentions the presence of a viaduct between the mainland and a peninsula. Chico, who is playing the role of an immigrant with poor English skills, replies "Why a duck?" This leads into a long schtick with Chico responding "Why a no chicken?", "I catch ona why a horse", and so forth.
Why a Duck? Visual, Verbal Gems From Marx Brothers Movies By Anobile 1971 SC.
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Not publicity stills but frame-by-frame blow-ups of the scenes in their hilarious entirety, with the actual dialogue from the soundtracks. Read associated article: Why a Duck? Bookmark.
The Marx Brothers – mustachioed, stogie-smoking ring-leader Groucho .
The Marx Brothers – mustachioed, stogie-smoking ring-leader Groucho, chatty, Italian-accented con man Chico, silent skirt-chaser Harpo and, early on, relatively normal matinee idol Zeppo – first got their start as a vaudeville comedy act at the turn of the 20th century. But his older siblings would continue their frenzied verbal and visual hilarity on the big screen until 1949, when the medium of television beckoned and competed for eyeballs. In honor of Groucho’s birthday on October 2, here are all 13 of his movies with his brothers, ranked from worst to best, including Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera and Duck Soup.