Seiko Ito's Comedy Film Seminar on the Marx Brothers

24th November 2008 (Mon. Holiday) Open: 12:30, Start: 13:00
Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan

Comical, artistic restudy of the most powerful comedy team in history!

A seminar on the Marx Brothers, the most powerful comedy team in history and the comedy stars as popular as Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton throughout the world. Their charms will be restudied by Seiko Ito, who is also known as the translation supervisor of "Marx Radio". A versatile creator and expert on the Brothers, Keralino Sandorovich will join Ito's talk. Two films by the Brothers will be screened.


Seiko Ito


Keralino Sandorovich


Duck Soup (1933)
Room Service (1938)

Duck Soup
(1933/ USA/ 66 min.)

The worst prime minister in all history now takes office! The measures to get out of a financial crunch are the provision of financial assistance and promotion of his mistress? The situation worsens when a neighboring country starts invading. A battle depicted comically and hilariously that seems to have no end. A masterpiece of comedy the esteemed Leo McCarey directed in collaboration with the Marx Brothers.

Director : Leo Mccarey
Cast:Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Duck Soup

C)1963 Paramount Productions, Inc. Renewed 1960 by EMKA Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Room Service
(1938/ USA/ 78 min.)

A bankrupt Broadway producer locks himself up in a hotel with the stage director and manager, and comes up with various plans to gather production money for his stage...Film adaptation of a big time success Broadway stage play spiced up with the new charms of the Marx Brothers. First time screening in Japan!

Director : William A. Seiter
Cast : Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller

Room Service