The last important scene of A Night at the Opera is a takeoff on Il Trovatore, which is one of the more confusing plots in all of opera, even when it is not being satirized—and I think that there is some Pagliacci thrown in for good measure. If you are missing this, you need to set up your unit to record this again. It is vintage Marx Brothers.
After that, it is pretty much wrap up everything in a happy ending. The young couple are triumphant in their performance (his of course because the tenor has been abducted) This forces the manager’s hand and Groucho is able to sign them up for big contracts, plus getting everyone out of police trouble. The young couple lives happily ever after. Groucho is negotiating contract wording at the film’s end. Sample contract wording—I can’t remember which party of which part is at the end, but:
(Grocho and ChicoPay attention to this part—it’s the most important part. It says, ‘The party of the first part shall be known in this contract as the party of the first part’.
It’s no good. Let’s hear it again.
It says, ‘the party of the first part shall be known in this contract as the party of the first part.
I sounds a little better this time.
It grows on you. Would you like to hear it once more?