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    Our new Marx Brothers season starts on 18 May. Spread the news! - you can download our poster from the NEWS page, for display at your locality.

     

    …one thing above all strikes Harpo about the USSR. "I never saw anybody do anything just for the hell of it. I never saw anybody pull a spontaneous gag." Rationality, he feels, is the only acceptable justification for everything in Stalin's USSR: something can only be funny if it has a reason to be funny. And this is why Duck Soup is so funny: because it has no reason to be funny.

    from http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/09/craig-brown-on-the-delights-of-duck-soup

  • Next
    Screening
    Monday
    18
    May
    8.15pm
    …peaks of anarchic brilliance…

    Marx brothers season

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    • Comedy
    • USA
    • B&W
    • 68 mins.
    Madness and laughs aplenty are unleashed when the bankrupt state of Freedonia appoints Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) as its leader at the request of wealthy patron Mrs. Teasdale (the wonderfully deadpan Margaret Dumont). Featuring some of the best comic sequences ever filmed including the famous "mirror scene" and "three hat routine," Duck Soup is…
    • Tue
      02
      Jun
      2015
       
      • Comedy
      • USA
      • B&W
      • 97 mins.
      Famed African explorer and big game hunter Captain Spalding (Groucho Marx) goes hunting for a valuable missing painting in the home of society matron Mrs Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) in this madcap Marx Brothers comedy. Based on their Broadway show and a box office hit on release Animal…
    • Tue
      16
      Jun
      2015
       
      • Comedy
      • USA
      • B&W
      • 68 mins.
      The zaniest Marx Brothers comedy of them all with an anarchic finale involving banana peels, a chariot, an elastic band and a whole lot of footballs! Scheming president of Huxley University Quincy Adams Wagstaff, (Groucho Marx) hires two misfits he mistakes for professional footballers to win a…