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Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

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“The plot sees Groucho playing Rufus T Firefly, the populist revolutionary who takes charge of the remote nation of Sylvania and is pursued by a pair of spies played by Chico and Harpo. But all this is secondary to a series of wildly elaborate set-pieces – the mirror scene is perhaps the greatest physical comedy routine in slapstick history – and mind-scramblingly relentless one-liners (‘I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it!’). Genius just about covers it.” –Time Out (London)

Screening as part of Autocratic for the People: an Unpresidented Series of Star-Spangled Satires

  • Year 1933
  • Running Time 68 minutes
  • Director Leo McCarey