Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers

Norman Z McLeod (1932)

U Certificate
Wed 5 Feb 7:30am - 9am TCM Movies


Our Score
In their penultimate movie for Paramount Pictures, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and, this time around, Zeppo, display a wonderful disarray of puns, slapstick and misunderstandings as Groucho becomes head of a college that needs to win a crucial American football game. Chico, in the meantime - and what a mean time - operates out of a speakeasy in which speech is not at all easy, while dogcatcher Harpo strums a melancholy melody. A classic that is timeless and unmissable.


A college president tries to turn around the failing fortunes of the campus football team. He sets out to recruit some new star players, but ends up recruiting a pair of bumbling misfits from the local speakeasy - who prove more useful in kidnapping rival players. Comedy, starring the Marx Brothers, with Thelma Todd and David Landau.

Cast & Crew

Prof Quincy Adams Wagstaff Groucho Marx
Pinky Harpo Marx
Baravelli Chico Marx
Frank Wagstaff Zeppo Marx
Connie Bailey Thelma Todd
Jennings David Landau
MacHardie Nat Pendleton
Ed Mullen James Pierce
Director Norman Z McLeod
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray