Film in the early 20th Century

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 The Marx Brothers were three American brothers who became famous for their zany antics in motion pictures.  Trained as musicians, they began their careers in vaudeville with their mother and aunt as the Six Musical Mascots.  Leonard Marx (Chico) Born: 3/22/1887- 10/11/1961- Specialized in distorted logic and Italian dialect routines. He also played the piano, in a brothel.  Adolph Marx (Harpo) Born: 11/23/1888 - 9/28/1964- played the harp and chased around girls. He communicated in pantomime. …

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…ocean liner in this, their first comedy written expressly for the screen. Gobs, gangsters and gals galore in this gem of Marxian comedy mania. Duck Soup (1933) the pinnacle of Marxian madness. Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly, the President of Freedonia; Chico is his trusted aide and a spy; Harpo sells peanuts and tries to chauffeur; Zeppo nods his head. Political satire and wild humor that was ahead of its time. Bibliography McDik, Sukin-The Marx Brothers