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Horse Feathers

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.54 /10
Groucho Marx , Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
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Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Written by: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone , music & lyrics by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby

Released: 1932
Origin: US
Length: 69

College president (Groucho Marx, pictured right) tries to reinforce his football team with two professional players, but accidentally recruits a bootlegger (Chico, left) and a dog-catcher (Harpo).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A surreal plot and innumerable wisecracks are run through at breakneck speed, despite one of Harpo's more boring harp solos. Groucho and Chico are on top form, and there is the bonus of Thelma Todd, one of Hollywood's most attractive comediennes. Sample line... Groucho: "You have the brain of a four year-old child, and I'll bet he was glad to get rid of it."

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