A Night at the Opera

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jul 23 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jul 24 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Jul 25 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Jul 27 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1935
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Music
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Italian
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sam Wood
Cast:Groucho Marx
Chico Marx
Harpo Marx
Kitty Carlisle
Allan Jones

Description

Possibly the funniest movie ever made! The legendary Marx Brothers take a hilarious, musical swipe at self-importance, pomposity and insensitivity, that crescendos with a manic on-stage performance, A Night at the Opera. Seedy promoter Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) guarantees patroness (Margaret Dumont) a position in high society if she bankrolls an opera. The plan hinges on signing egotistical tenor Rodolfo Lassparri (Walter Woolf King), but Driftwood meets his match in talent manager Fiorello (Chico Marx), who represents "the world's greatest tenor" -- actually the more-deserving, but unknown Ricardo Baroni (Allan Jones), who's also in love with the opera's soprano, Rosa (Kitty Carlisle). When Driftwood's deal falls through, the promoter, his patroness, tenors, soprano and many more must make a madcap Atlantic steamship crossing. Now, New York's Metropolitan Opera will never be the same when the Marx Brothers stage Il Travatore in the Big Apple.