Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 75th Anniversary! A DAY AT THE RACES, 1937, Warner Bros., 111 min. Dir. Sam Wood. The Marx Brothers’ second (and most expensive) MGM film serves up Groucho as Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, who arouses all sorts of suspicion as the new head of a posh sanitarium - and with good reason: He’s actually a veterinarian! Includes the celebrated "tootsie-frootsie" and examination routines, and a tremendous cast including Maureen O’Sullivan, Allan Jones, Douglass Dumbrille, Sig Ruman, Esther Muir and, of course, Margaret Dumont. [35mm] Trailer
THE BIG STORE, 1941, Warner Bros., 83 min. Dir. Charles Reisner. When department store co-owner and heir Tommy Rogers (Tony Martin) makes the unpopular decision to sell and an attempt is made on his life, he hires the world’s worst private detective, Wolf J. Flywheel (Groucho Marx), to protect him and track down the assailant. Groucho is joined by Chico and Harpo in this hilarious slapstick farce, with freewheeling department store antics that include the use of elevators, chandeliers, roller skates and a mail chute! [35mm] Print courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on February 27, 2012