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Present at the Creation:

A Night at the Opera: “(I)in 1933, following the disappointing release of Duck Soup… (t)he Marx Brothers were all but washed up — at least as far as their studio, Paramount Pictures, was concerned. The film, which is now considered a classic, turned off both audiences and critics, and the fallout left the team looking away from the silver screen for work.

…For Morning Edition, Jeff Lunden reports that although things may have looked dreary for the brothers’ film careers, their greatest success was just around the corner. As part of the Present at the Creation series, he looks at the origins of the Marx Brothers’ classic film, A Night at the Opera.”