Horse Feathers
Horse Feathers (1932)

Horse Feathers is a classic Marx Brothers comedy, featuring all four of the original members of the comedy team. Groucho is the corrupt, scheming president of Huxley College, who plans to make the school's football team into winners by… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 19, 1932
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The madcap Marxes, in one of their maddest screen frolics.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

This 1932 release was the first Marx film to take on the Depression, and the brothers manage to satirize everything from education to prostitution and bootlegging.

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Randy White
Common Sense Media

The Marx Brothers at their wacky best.

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Time Out

The Brothers have never been so chaotic or so aggressively funny.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Somehow, the boys manage to incorporate a horse-drawn vehicle into a football game.

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TV Guide

The Marx Brothers bring their special brand of anarchy to the world of college football in this wonderfully madcap comedy.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Some of the fun is even more reprehensible than the doings of these clowns in previous films, but there is no denying that their antics and their patter are helped along by originality and ready wit.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The opening ten minutes of Horse Feathers have more laughs than most comedy features muster in their entirety. And there's more where that came from... [Blu-ray]

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Steve Crum

Funny Marx Bros classic, featuring four brothers on a tear at college.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
If it's not broke, don't fix it. Groucho plays the guitar, Chico plays piano, and Harpo plays the harp. Zeppo was still an equal member of the family… More
xGary Xx
The brothers join a college football team to beat their bitter rivals in an important game but vampish Thelma Todd does all she can to spoil their chances.… More
Aj V
Incredibly funny! Although there are scenes that are a bit long or too silly, the ending in particular, the movie overall is fun and very very funny.
Arash Xak
Some of the jokes fall flat but the whole thing is absolutely hilarious
David Ladd
This movie for me is the funniest of the Marx Brothers comedies. From the opening moments, when Groucho assumes control of Huxley College, and sings his new… More
Dillon Lupky
This is a pretty funny Marx Brothers movie. Maybe not as good as say, Duck Soup or A Night at the Opera, but still worthwhile. Harpo never gets old.