The Marx Brothers parody college life in this gag-filled, fast-paced comedy. The fast-talking new president of Huxley College needs to scrounge up some top-flight ringers for his football team, but ends up with a bootlegger and a mute dog catcher instead. More laughs than most comedies (and smart laughs, at that), this script, coscripted by satirist SJ Perelman, is humor at its most clever.
Bert Kalmar - Teamed with Harry Ruby as Composer/Lyricist
Robert Greig - Character Actor, TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932)
S. J. Perelman - American Writer/Humorist
Herman J. Mankiewicz - Amreican Screenwriter/Producer, CITIZEN KANE, HORSE FEATHERS
Herman Mankiewicz - Amreican Screenwriter/Producer, CITIZEN KANE, HORSE FEATHERS
Harry Ruby - American Songwriter
Nat Pendleton - American Actor/Wrestler
The Marx Brothers - Philosophical slapstick comedy team
William B. Johnstone - Screenwriter\1930'S
Ray June - American Director of Photography\20s-50s
David Landau - American Character Actor
Thelma Todd - American Actress, THIS IS THE NIGHT
Norman Z. McLeod - American Director
Florine McKinney - American Actress/1930s
Nat Pendleton, who plays "McCarthy," was a former Olympic wrestler. The Marx Brothers were apparently unhappy about performing their obligatory harp and piano musical interludes, which they felt slowed down the film and interfered with the comedy. The studio insisted on them, citing exhibitor demands. Film's original running time was 70 minutes.