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Release Date:
19 August 1932 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Maddest Comics of the Screen!
Plot:
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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The Marx Brothers (as The Four Marx Brothers)

Groucho Marx ... Professor Wagstaff

Harpo Marx ... Pinky

Chico Marx ... Baravelli
Zeppo Marx ... Frank Wagstaff

Thelma Todd ... Connie Bailey
David Landau ... Jennings
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Reginald Barlow ... Retiring Collage President (uncredited)
Vince Barnett ... Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Wagstaff's Receptionist (uncredited)
E.H. Calvert ... Professor in Wagstaff's Study (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Speakeasy Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Biology Professor (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Laura - Connie's Maid (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Professor in Wagstaff's Study (uncredited)
Florine McKinney ... Peggy Carrington (uncredited)

Nat Pendleton ... MacHardie - Darwin Player (uncredited)
James Pierce ... Ed Mullen - Darwin Player (uncredited)
Frank Rice ... Doorman at Speakeasy (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Speakeasy Patron at Slot Machine (uncredited)
Arthur Sheekman ... Typing Sportswriter (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Football Broadcaster (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod  (as Norman McLeod)
 
Writing credits
Bert Kalmar (by) &
Harry Ruby (by) &
S.J. Perelman (by) and
Will B. Johnstone (by)

Arthur Sheekman  uncredited

Produced by
Herman J. Mankiewicz .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray June (photographed by)
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Barton .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry Caplan .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Merritt .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neal Beckner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Bourne .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Francis Burgess .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Daniel L. Fapp .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gordon Head .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Knott .... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Mayer .... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bert Kalmar .... music and lyrics by
Harry Ruby .... music and lyrics by
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presents
Harold Hecht .... dance director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S (1978) | Germany:o.Al. | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA reissue certificate no. 1713-R) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
When Groucho Marx is broadcasting on the radio, the man next to him at the typewriter is Groucho's friend/writer Arthur Sheekman.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Professor Wagstaff:Have you ever had any experience as a kidnapper?
Baravelli: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.
Professor Wagstaff:Oh, have you got a chauffer? What kind of a car have you got?
Baravelli:Oh, I no got a car, I just got a chauffer.
Professor Wagstaff:Well maybe I'm crazy, but when you have a chauffer, aren't you supposed to have a car?
Baravelli: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.
Professor Wagstaff:Well that shows you how little I know. I would've kept the car and sold the chauffer.
Baravelli:That's a-no good. I gotta have a chauffer to take me to work in the morning.
Professor Wagstaff:Well if you've got no car, how can he take you to work?
Baravelli:He don't have to take me to work, I no got a job.
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Marx Brothers in their prime, 9 September 2005
Author: Matthew Dickson from Denton, TX

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.

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