Tattered Cover Free Classic: Hips! Hips! Hooray!
USA, 1934, 68 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Comedy, Musical
From silent-era giants to screwball geniuses, from noir masterminds to post-war auteurs, this free film- and-discussion series-hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic (and DFS Director of Education) Howie Movshovitz-invites you to rediscover silver- screen classics. Sponsored by Tattered Cover and Colorado Public Radio. Tickets are free and available ONE HOUR before showtime.
Words used to describe this pre-Code comedy include “risque,” “irreverent and marvelously lewd.” It also has moments that are sublimely nuts The picture stars Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, who made up one of the great, wacky comedy teams of the 1930s. In the story, the two are cosmetics salesmen caught up in corporate shenanigans. Preceded by the W.C. Fields short in That Fatal Glass of Beer.
DIRECTOR: Mark Sandrich