19 2024

Marx Bros. Movie Night at EJC: Horsefeathers

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Contact Eric Stern

$ Cost $ 3.00

Hooray for our three-week Marx Brothers Movie Night Series! Horsefeathers! A Night at the Opera! Duck Soup! (Vy a duck? Come and find out!) From vaudeville to motion pictures the famed comedy brothers are widely considered by critics, scholars and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. They are also funny.

All ages, by donation $3-$8/person, no one turned away for lack of funds

Horse Feathers (1932) stars the Four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo), Thelma Todd and David Landau. Several of the film's gags were taken from the Marx Brothers' stage comedy from the 1900s, Fun in Hi Skule. The film revolves around college football and a game between the fictional Darwin and Huxley Colleges.[b] Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley College, is convinced by his son Frank, a student at the school, to recruit professional football players to help Huxley's losing football team. Baravelli is an "iceman", who delivers ice and bootleg liquor from a local speakeasy. Pinky is also an "iceman" and a part-time dogcatcher. Through a series of misunderstandings, Baravelli and Pinky are accidentally recruited to play for Huxley instead of the actual professional players.