Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Horse Feathers (1932)
Horse Feathers (1932) (NR) Release Date: March 11th, 2023
Runtime: 1 hr. 8 min.
Director: Norman McLeod
Genres: Comedy
Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Horse Feathers, the Marxes’ fourth film at Paramount, is a Grade-A introduction to the team, with Groucho as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the newly installed dean of Huxley College. His opening number, “I’m Against It,” is the Rosetta stone of the Marxist philosophy (“Your proposition may be good, but let’s get one thing understood / Whatever it is, I’m against it”). This one has the classic “Swordfish” routine with Chico denying Groucho entry into a speakeasy unless he can guess the password (“I’ll give you three guesses; it’s the name of a fish”) and a definitive surreal Harpo moment in which a bum asks Harpo to help him get a cup of coffee and he produces one from his pocket. It also features perhaps the best song in the Marx canon, “Everyone Says I Love You,” performed individually by all four brothers to Thelma Todd’s vampy college widow. (Excerpt from Vulture)Retro classic, $6
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