Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants ... See full summary »
Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College. His cavalier attitude toward education is not reserved for his son Frank, who is seeing the college widow, Connie Bailey. Frank influences Wagstaff to recruit two football players who hang out in a speakeasy, in order to beat rival school Darwin. Unfortunately, Wagstaff mistakenly hires the misfits Baravelli and Pinky. Finding out that Darwin has beaten him to the "real" players, Wagstaff enlists Baravelli and Pinky to kidnap them, which leads to an anarchic football finale. Written by
Rick Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the last half of the movie Chico Marx is limping. During the making of the movie, Chico was in a car accident and his kneecap was shattered. See more »
Just before the brothers board the garbage can chariot, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Zeppo Marx chase Harpo Marx as he runs the wrong way down the football field (chasing a dog). It is clear in this shot that Chico is a stand in. In the following shot, as they ride in the garbage can chariot, the Chico stand-in hides behind The Marx Brothers. See more »
Have you ever had any experience as a kidnapper?
You bet. You know what I do when I kidnap somebody? First I call 'em up on the telephone, then I send 'em my chauffer.
Oh, have you got a chauffer? What kind of a car have you got?
Oh, I no got a car, I just got a chauffer.
Well maybe I'm crazy, but when you have a chauffer, aren't you supposed to have a car?
Well I had one, but-a you see it cost too much money to keep a car and a chauffer so I sold the car.
Well that shows you how little I know....
[...] See more »
One of the better Marx Brothers movies. This one came right in the middle of their prime, between Monkey Business and Duck Soup (probably their two best films). While Horse Feathers isn't quite as funny as either of those, it still has plenty of laughs. The Marx Brothers were still young, but they knew what they were doing now. Again they take advantage of the film medium to do things they never could have done on stage, like the wild football finale. The involvement of the supporting cast is also kept to a minimum, which is always a good thing in Marx Bros. films. They do go back to relying on too many musical numbers. Groucho's opening song "Whatever it is, I'm Against it" seems awkwardly out of place, but it's interesting to see all four brothers do their own version of "Everyone Says I Love you." It's not their very best work, but it's not far from it either.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?