Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, May 01, 2010

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Fees Apply
  • Film

(USA/1932—directed by Norman Z. McLeod)

Named the new president of Huxley College, Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho Marx) explains his management philosophy to the staff in song: “Whatever it is, I’m against it!” The chaos that ensues is some of the most sublimely comic in the Marx Brothers universe, culminating in an anarchic football game between Huxley and its rival university, Darwin. The densely-packed, hilarious script of Horse Feathers was written for Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo by celebrated humorist S.J. Perelman, and the songs (including “Everyone Says I Love You”) are by legendary team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. The Brothers’ frantic fourth feature is Marx madness at its purest: fast, funny and inspired, with way too many gags to remember. But don’t forget – the password is “swordfish!”

“A classic. Anarchy reigns supreme.” -Scott Tobias, The Onion