The four Marx brothers were at their peak when they made this college football comedy. Groucho plays University President Quincy Adams Wagstaff, introducing himself with the delicious song “I’m Against It”. His brother Zeppo plays his son, which is a prime example of how Marx‘s plots cannot be taken seriously, and an even better example is how Chico and Harpo are recruited to play in the squad of soccer. The highlight shows just how effective “the big game” has been in comedies for decades, and as recently as 2008, it was named No.1 in an ESPN preview of the 11 best football scenes in the world. movies.
Some of the riskiest moments in this pre-Code comedy were censored and never clawed back, but it’s still funny. For more anarchy, this screening is accompanied by Three Stooges’ second short, Punch Drunks, in which Curly transforms into a boxing champion every time he hears “Pop Goes the Weasel”. He is a victim of soy.
Free for Victory Rewards members (free registration at drafthouse.com/victory), Tue Aug 21, 7:30 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak, 22806 Hwy. 281 N., (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.
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