Horse Feathers

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Journal Entry 1 by last-unicorn from Kaltern / Caldaro, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Horse Feathers (1932) was the fourth Marx Brothers film. It stars the four Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo, as well as Thelma Todd as Connie Bailey, and was written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S. J. Perelman, and Will B. Johnstone. Kalmar and Ruby also wrote some of the original music for the film. Several of the film's gags were taken from the Marx Brothers' stage comedy from the 1920s, Fun in Hi Skule.

The film revolves around, among other things, college football and a game between the fictional Darwin and Huxley Colleges. (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 president of Huxley College, and Zeppo is his son Frank, who convinces his father to recruit professional football players to boost the Huxley team's chance of winning. There are also many references to Prohibition. Baravelli (Chico) is an "iceman", who delivers ice and bootleg liquor from a local speakeasy. Pinky (Harpo, wearing his usual pink-colored "fright wig") is also an "iceman", as well as a part-time dogcatcher. (da

Libro registrato per un rilascio a tema "cinema" in occasione degli Academy Awards. ;-)

La notte degli Oscar si avvicina! Quale occasione migliore per liberare un po' di libri a tema "cinema" (libri tratti da film, libri dai quali sono stati tratti dei film ^^) in giro per la città?! ^^;;

Oscar alla carriera per Groucho Marx nel '74. ^^

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