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. Cowritten 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).

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