For this week’s rhapsody we have Franz Liszt’s second Hungarian Rhapsody. Yes, yes, I know, we did Liszt last week but this time we have something special, Harpo Marx!
I frequently have extremely mixed feelings about the musical numbers in Marx Brothers films. Half the time they feel like a prime example of a “Big Lipped Alligator Moment” acting as a sort of intermission between acts. Chico’s piano numbers I can take or leave, he was good but hardly a master… but Harpo, Harpo could make that instrument do what ever he wanted it to do.