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ANIMAL CRACKERS and MONKEY BUSINESS

Friday, September 23

ANIMAL CRACKERS
12:30   4:10   7:50
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MONKEY BUSINESS
2:30   6:10   9:50
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

ANIMAL CRACKERS

NEW RESTORATION – Including Long Unseen Footage!

(1930, Victor Heerman) “Hooray for Captain Spaulding!” as Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and fourth wheel Zeppo rampage through a High Deco Long Island mansion, while Lillian Roth pines “Why am I so romantic?”  A priceless record of their Broadway smash, filmed at Paramount’s Astoria Studios. Long available in versions with poor image and sound, this restoration includes newly-recovered once-censored footage that was long thought lost.  Some of the missing footage Universal was able to recover includes a previously missing line from “Hooray for Captain Spaulding,” Groucho’s song and dance number upon returning from Africa; a Harpo gag where he unexpectedly pulls Mrs. Whitehead’s slip out from under her dress; Groucho telling a joke about a “shotgun wedding”; and Zeppo taking dictation from Groucho for a letter to Groucho’s lawyers. DCP Restoration. Approx. 98 mins.
12:30, 4:10, 7:50

MONKEY BUSINESS

NEW RESTORATION

(1931, Norman Z. McLeod) “You call this a party? The beer is warm and the women are cold!” The Four Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo – stow away on a Deco ocean liner, chase blondes (including peerless foil Thelma Todd), catch crooks, and imitate Maurice Chevalier, in the team’s first original screenplay. DCP restoration. Approx. 77 mins.
2:30, 6:10, 9:50

“A hymn to anarchy and whole-hearted revolt.”
– Antonin Artaud