MARX BROS: HORSE FEATHERS

Director Norman Z. McLeod
Year 1932
Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Thelma Todd
Run Time 68min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This is part of our months-long Saturday afternoon COMPLETE MARX BROTHERS RETROSPECTIVE!

Harpo as a dogcatcher! Chico as a bootlegger! Groucho as the dean of a University! Academia will never be the same.

Groucho is the new president of Huxley College, soon to square off against Darwin college in the football championships. Groucho explains his policy in the song "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It!" Zeppo, playing Groucho's son, convinces his father to recruit professional players for the cause.

Naturally, that leads to a series of misunderstandings that result in Chico and Harpo joining the team. Anarchy ensues, as the brothers all fall for college widow Thelma Todd, making Groucho's serenade to Todd -- "Everyone Says 'I Love You'" -- even more appropriately naughty.

With HORSE FEATHERS, the boys deliver one of their tightest and most surreal comedies. The famous final shot from this movie was featured on the cover of the August 15, 1932 issue of TIME, forever cementing the Marx Brothers as cultural benchmarks.

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