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Business: The Comedy Teams of The Marx Brothers, Cook & Moore and Matthau & Lemmon
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The Cinematheque continues to show some of the funniest movies ever made, with
double features devoted to Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau (THE FORTUNE COOKIE, THE
ODD COUPLE) as well as the Marx Brothers (GO WEST, MONKEY BUSINESS),
and, from the other side of the Pond, the British classics TOM JONES and
BEDAZZLED. Sure to tickle your funny bone!
Friday, October 16 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS
Matthau/Lemmon Double Feature: THE
ODD COUPLE, 1968, Paramount, 105 min. Dir. Gene Saks.
Oscar (Walter Matthau) is a slob and Felix (Jack Lemmon) is a neat freak; together the two
divorced roommates generate big laughs in this adaptation of Neil Simons play. Trailer
THE FORTUNE COOKIE, 1966, MGM Repertory, 125 min.
Dir. Billy Wilder. In a career filled with savage, unforgiving comedies, this may be Billy
Wilder's darkest (and funniest). Hapless cameraman Jack Lemmon is injured during a
football match, then latched onto by shyster lawyer Walter Matthau, who wants to milk the
situation for all its worth. Trailer
Wednesday, October 21 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS
Marx Brothers Double Feature: MONKEY BUSINESS, 1931, Universal, 77 min. Dir. Norman Z.
McLeod. The Marx Brothers are stowaways on an ocean liner, wreaking havoc and getting
mixed up with gangsters as well as Thelma Todd. Clip
GO WEST, 1940, Warner Bros., 80 min. Dir. Edward Buzzell.
The Marx Brothers head for the Wild West in one of their late classics, a film featuring
typically hilarious antics from Groucho, Chico and Harpo as they travel via railroad. Grouchos grandson Andy Marx will introduce the screening. Trailer
Friday, October 23 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS
Double Feature: TOM JONES, 1963, MGM Repertory, 129 min. Dir. Tony Richardson.
Albert Finney plays the title role in this exuberant adaptation of Henry Fieldings
novel about a lusty young mans rowdy adventures in 18th-century England. Trailer
BEDAZZLED, 1967, 20th Century Fox (Criterion), 107 min.
Dir. Stanley Donen. The definitive Mod comedy, filled with leaping lesbian nuns, bottles
of Froony Green Eyewash and Raquel Welch as Lillian Lust (the Babe with the Bust). Peter
Cook wrote the screenplay and stars as the deliciously hip Devil, merrily ripping the last
page out of Agatha Christie novels. Dudley Moore co-stars as the hapless hamburger chef
who trades his soul for seven chances to bed the luscious Eleanor Bron. Trailer