Horse Feathers (1932)
Directed By: Norman Z. McLeod
The film revolves around college football and a game between the fictional Darwin and Huxley Colleges. (Thomas Henry Huxley was a defender of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.) Many of the jokes about the amateur status of collegiate football players and how eligibility rules are stretched by collegiate athletic departments remain remarkably current. Groucho plays Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley College, and Zeppo is his son Frank, who convinces his father to recruit professional football players to help Huxley's team.
Duck Soup (1933)
Directed By: Leo McCarey
The wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) insists that Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) be appointed leader of the small, bankrupt country of Freedonia before she will continue to provide much-needed financial assistance. Meanwhile, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to take over the country. Sylvanian ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) tries to foment a revolution, woos Mrs. Teasdale, and attempts to dig up dirt on Firefly by sending in spies Chicolini (Chico Mar) and Pinky (Harpo Marx).
Come on out for a night of ridiculousness, nonsense and outright hilarity. You will not want to miss this Marx Brothers double feature event.
Check out the trailers:
Horse Feathers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FULBocWy2cE
Duck Soup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bonpelSt2ME