Horse Feathers (1932)
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If ever there was an archetypal Marx Brothers comedy, it was the team's 1932 offering Horse Feathers. Groucho Marx is cast as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the newest president of Huxley College. As he delivers his introductory speech before the assembled student body ("As I look out among your smiling, eager faces, I can readily understand why this college is flat on its back"), he maps out his plans for the future by singing those deathless hits Whatever It Is, I'm Against It and I Always
Jan 1, 1932 Wide
Oct 10, 2000
MCA Universal Home Video
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Some of the fun is even more reprehensible than the doings of these clowns in previous films, but there is no denying that their antics and their patter are helped along by originality and ready wit.
This 1932 release was the first Marx film to take on the Depression, and the brothers manage to satirize everything from education to prostitution and bootlegging.
The Marx Brothers bring their special brand of anarchy to the world of college football in this wonderfully madcap comedy.
Funny Marx Bros classic, featuring four brothers on a tear at college.
Under the loose but capable direction of Norman Z. McLeod, the Marxes leap from one lunatic set piece to the next. Wagstaff talks over, below and around everyone he meets.
Witty, funny and great.
Swordfish! "Everyone Says I Love You!" One of the funniest of the early Marx films; a crazy quilt of puns and gags.
In one of their most anarchic films, the Marx Brothers take on higher learning -- and higher learning loses.
Horse Feathers (1932), the fourth comedy masterpiece from the Marx Brothers, is an anarchic parody of higher education and a subversive attack
Audience Reviews for Horse Feathers
- Prof. Ouincy Adams Wagstaff: What ever it is I'm against it.
- Barovelli: You sing-a high.
- Connie Bailey: Yes, I have a falsetto voice.
- Barovelli: That's-a funny; my last pupil, she got-a false set-a teeth.
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