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Drury Humanities: A Night at the Opera (1935)

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
(NR, 92 min.)


Saturday, November 2, 2019

1:00 PM

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.

There will be a post show discussion with Ted Vaggalis following the film.
Tickets are $5 and Free for Members.

The Marx Brothers run amuck in the world of opera when Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) meets aspiring singer Ricardo (Allan Jones), who is determined to win the love of fellow performer Rosa (Kitty Carlisle). Aided by Fiorello (Chico Marx) and Tomasso (Harpo Marx), Otis attempts to unite the young couple, but faces opposition from the preening star Lassparri (Walter Woolf King), who also has his sights on Rosa. Traveling from Italy to New York, Otis and friends rally to try and win the day. [Rotten Tomatoes]

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
Directors: Sam Wood
Genre(s): Comedy, Music, Musical

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"Guaranteed to have you giggling from one end of the musical scale to the other."

— Jamie Russell,

"It is impossible to explain why that is so funny; their sheer irreverence, exuberance and verbal comic genius are marvelous."

— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian