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Thu, Mar 8, 2012
7:30pm
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A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE MARX BROTHERS ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Double Feature!
A DAY AT THE RACES / THE BIG STORE

A 75th anniversary screening of A DAY AT THE RACES, paired with slapstick farce THE BIG STORE (in which Groucho is the world's worst private detective to a department store heir), kick off our 4-night celebration of Marx Brothers comedy classics!

75th Anniversary!

A DAY AT THE RACES
1937, Warner Brothers, 111 min, Dir: Sam Wood

The Marx Brothers’ second (and most expensive) MGM film serves up Groucho as Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, who arouses all sorts of suspicion as the new head of a posh sanitarium - and with good reason: He’s actually a veterinarian! Includes the celebrated "tootsie-fruitsie" and examination routines, plus a tremendous cast including Maureen O’Sullivan, Allan Jones, Douglass Dumbrille, Sig Ruman, Esther Muir and, of course, Margaret Dumont.


THE BIG STORE
1941, Warner Bros., 83 min, USA, Dir: Charles Reisner

When department store co-owner and heir Tommy Rogers (Tony Martin) makes the unpopular decision to sell and an attempt is made on his life, he hires the world’s worst private detective, Wolf J. Flywheel (Groucho Marx), to protect him and track down the assailant. Groucho is joined by Chico and Harpo in this hilarious slapstick farce, with freewheeling department store antics that include the use of elevators, chandeliers, roller skates and a mail chute!


Screening formats: 35mm | Print of THE BIG STORE courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Mar 8, 2012 • 7:30pm
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