Best Movies Never Made — “Giraffes on Horseback Salads”

A look at the never made surrealist collaboration between The Marx Brothers and Salvador Dali.

Gabriel Diego Valdez

Marx Bros lead

by Gabe Valdez

The Marx Brothers. Salvador Dali.

Roll the idea around in your head for a moment. The Brothers who lived on precision in their wordsmanship and comedic timing, written and directed by the man whose entire art movement was based on erasing the connective tissue that linked moments and plots together.

BACKGROUND – THE MARX BROTHERS

It would have been a conjunction of worldwide talents like none other. The Marx Brothers were the pre-eminent comedians of their time. Brothers in real life, and veteran vaudeville performers, between 1929 and 1949 they made 13 full-length comedies together. Five of those films are on the AFI’s Top 100 Comedies list. Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera are both in the top 12.

They involved a unique blend of high wit, social satire, and base slapstick. Groucho was the wit, always ready with a plot and a one liner…

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