Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sunday Night at the Trocadero

Tomorrow on TCM's Summer Under the Stars is dedicated to a day of movies with Groucho Marx, which of course means most of the films have his brothers in them too. Starting things off is a short which I think only has Groucho in it: Sunday Night at the Trocadero, at 6:00 AM.

That's because Groucho isn't the subject of the short. It, like a lot of 1930s musical two-reelers, is a way of putting the spotlight on unknown acts. This one uses the conceit of a nightclub putting on new acts, with the nightclub in question being one where a lot of celebrities visit. So, for those of us who are movie buffs, this short is probably more worthwhile for trying to spot the more famous faces.

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