Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Animal Crackers (1930)
Animal Crackers (1930) (NR) Release Date: February 25th, 2023
Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.
Director: Victor Heerman
Genres: Comedy
Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Zany, madcap, hilarious slap-stick in this second motion picture from the Marx Brothers quartet, 1930's ANIMAL CRACKERS.
The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.

Animal Crackers began as a 1928 Broadway musical with a book by George S. Kaufmann and Morrie Ryskind, starring the Marx Brothers and Margaret Dumont, Groucho’s long-time comic foil. It was the brothers’ second Broadway hit, running for 191 performances. It was also the brothers’ last stage show since the advent of talking pictures made it possible to transfer their fast-talking brand of comedy to film.

Watch for more of the Marx Brothers classic films including the 80th Anniversary of DUCK SOUP coming soon!
Retro classic, $6
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