A Night at the Opera

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A Night at the Opera
Sam Wood, 1935
USA | English | 96 minutes

Saturday, August 27 at 10:30am Movies for Kids screening: All tickets just $6!

The classic “state room scene” is but one of the hilarious highlights in this tale of the Marx Brothers (now down to three) sailing to New York with a group of Metropolitan Opera hopefuls. Their most successful film melds their anarchic humor with more of a story (relatively speaking, of course) that involves what might be called the premeditated murder of a Verdi opera. Featuring tireless straight woman Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Claypool, and writing by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Jack Benny’s gag man Al Boasberg.

Series: Cinematic Passages: Ocean Liners on Screen

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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