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Saturday Night Cinema: A Day at the Races (1937)


A little (actually a lot) comic relief for shruggers. Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema feature is a Marx Brothers classic, “A Day at the Races” (1970). It’s vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico. I am in Australia stumping for freeeeeeeeeedom.
A Day at the Races was the Marx Brothers’ follow-up to their incomparable A Night at the Opera. Groucho Marx is cast as Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a veterinarian who passes himself off as a human doctor when summoned by wealthy hypochondriac Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) to take over the financially strapped Standish Sanitarium.

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