SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 11:30 AM
MONDAY, JANUARY 1 7 PM
“The Marx Brothers’ best movie and, not coincidentally, the one with the strongest director—Leo McCarey…Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly, brought in by Margaret Dumont to restore order to the crumbling country of Freedonia; his competition consists of two bumbling spies, Chico and Harpo, sent in by the failed Shakespearean actor (Louis Calhern) who runs the country next door. The antiwar satire is dark, trenchant, and typical of Paramount’s liberal orientation at the time.” (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)
1933 Dir. Leo McCarey 1.33:1 B&W DCP 68 min.