Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jan 1, 2012
5:00pm
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SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS
Marx Bros. Double Feature!
HORSE FEATHERS / ANIMAL CRACKERS

Prior to the double feature, Robert Bader will sign copies of his book Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: The Selected Writings of Groucho Marx and Bill Marx will sign copies of his book Son of Harpo Speaks! at 4:00 PM in the Aero lobby.

Introduction to the double feature by Andy Marx, grandson of Groucho Marx (schedule permitting).
HORSE FEATHERS
1932, Paramount, 68 min, USA, Dir: Norman Z. McLeod

The Marx Bros.’ zaniest film finds Groucho as the new president of Huxley College, where his son (Zeppo!) is romancing Thelma Todd and Harpo and Chico have to kidnap the star football players from rival Darwin. Co-written by S.J. Perelman, whose literate wordplay makes this a special treat, and containing the classic speakeasy and singing-lesson routines. With David Landau, Nat Pendleton and Robert Grieg (for once not cast as a butler).


ANIMAL CRACKERS
1930, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Victor Heerman

The Marx Bros.’ second film finds them running amok at a swanky Long Island estate where a priceless painting has been stolen. This invaluable record of their last Broadway show features Groucho’s immortal theme song, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding," the classic bridge game and dictating-a-letter routines, and delightful support from the legendary Lillian Roth, plus Louis Sorin, Robert Greig and, of course, Margaret Dumont.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jan 1, 2012 • 5:00pm
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