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Horse Feathers (10-Aug-1932)

Director: Norman Z. McLeod

Writers: Bert Kalmar; Harry Ruby; S. J. Perelman; Will B. Johnstone

Music and Lyrics by: Bert Kalmar; Harry Ruby

Keywords: Sports Comedy, Football

The newly appointed President of Huxley College, Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff, addresses the primary problem with the education offered by the school: Huxley has not won a football game since the 1880s. Wagstaff hires Harpo, a dog catcher and Chico, an iceman, onto the team in hopes of defeating rival Darwin University. The Marx Brothers in their element.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Landau
9-Mar-1879 20-Sep-1935 Judge Priest
Chico Marx
22-Mar-1887 11-Oct-1961 An Italian con-man of a Marx Brother
Groucho Marx
2-Oct-1890 19-Aug-1977 You Bet Your Life
Harpo Marx
23-Nov-1888 28-Sep-1964 Silent harp-playing Marx Brother
Zeppo Marx
25-Feb-1901 30-Nov-1979 Straight man of the Marx Brothers
Thelma Todd
29-Jul-1905 16-Dec-1935 The Bohemian Girl


Groucho Marx   ...   Prof. Wagstaff
Harpo Marx   ...   Pinky
Chico Marx   ...   Baravelli
Zeppo Marx   ...   Frank Wagstaff
Thelma Todd   ...   Connie Bailey
David Landau   ...   Jennings


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