Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Jan 1, 2013
5:00pm
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SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS FOR THE 2013 NEW YEAR
Marx Bros. Double Feature!
DUCK SOUP / MONKEY BUSINESS
Introduction by Groucho Marx’s grandson, Andy Marx.
80th Anniversary!

DUCK SOUP
1933, Universal, 68 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey

Margaret Dumont appoints Groucho (Rufus T. Firefly) as Prime Minister of Freedonia, and he promptly declares war on a neighboring country for no particular reason. With the legendary mirror sequence and Harpo and Chico’s mercurial harassing of the lemonade vendor.


MONKEY BUSINESS
1931, Universal, 77 min, USA, Dir: Norman Z. McLeod

The Marx Brothers’ first original screenplay - by S.J. Perelman and an uncredited Ben Hecht, among others - is perhaps their most bizarre (and the only one in which they have no character names). They’re stowaways on an ocean liner, wreaking havoc and getting mixed up with rival gangsters as well as Thelma Todd. Includes the famous scene where all four try to get through customs by pretending to be Maurice Chevalier.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Tue, Jan 1, 2013 • 5:00pm
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