The Marx Brothers

Of course, a surrealist streak enters mainstream American culture through the antics of the silent movie comedy kings, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, 46 whose scripts deploy an uninhibited and irreverent freedom from logic and defy the confines of mundane reality. ‘Hello, I must be going I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going’ says Groucho, as Captain Spaulding in Animal Crackers. 47

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