ANIMAL CRACKERS and KING OF JAZZ
Wednesday, September 28
12:30 4:30 8:30
KING OF JAZZ
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, 4:30, 8:30
KING OF JAZZ
(1930, John Murray Anderson) Showcase for Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue pounded out on the grandest piano ever, Rhythm Boy Bing Crosby’s movie debut, and the two-color Technicolor and camera experiments of Broadway legend Anderson. DCP restoration of the complete, uncut version. Approx. 98 mins.