Horse Feathers

Synopsis: Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College. His cavalier attitude toward education is not reserved for his son Frank, who is seeing the college widow, Connie Bailey. Frank influences Wagstaff to recruit two football players who hang out in a speakeasy, in order to beat rival school Darwin. Unfortunately, Wagstaff mistakenly hires the misfits Baravelli and Pinky. Finding out that Darwin has beaten him to the "real" players, Wagstaff enlists Baravelli and Pinky to kidnap them, which leads to an anarchic football finale.
Director(s): Norman Z. McLeod
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
68 min

his man!" - "Oh, are you listening?"

"He gets his man! He gets his man!"

"I always get, I always get,

I always get,

I always get, I always get,

I always get my man!"

Splendid, Professor!

- Congratulations! - Thank you.

Marvellous! - Alright scram, boys,

I'll meet you in the barber shop.

Dad, let me congratulate you.

I'm proud to be your son.

My boy, you took the words out of my

I'm ashamed to be your father.

You're a disgrace to the family name

Wagstaff, if such a thing is possible.

What's this about you fooling around

with the college widow?

No wonder you've been 12 years

in the same college!

I went to 3 colleges in 12 years

and fooled around with 3 widows.

At your age

I went to bed right after supper.

Sometimes before supper. Or I went

without supper, and didn't go to bed.

A college widow stood for something

in those days. She stood for plenty.

There's nothing between me and her.

- Then you're crazy to fool with her.

But... - I don't want to talk to you

about this again, you snob!

I'd horsewhip you, if I had a horse.

You may go now.

Leave your name with the girl outside.

We'll be in touch with you.

Where are you going?

- You just told me to go.

That's what they teach you here?

I tell you to go and you leave me?

You know you can't leave a school-room

without raising your hand.

This school has had a new president

every year since 1888,

when we won our last football game.

I like education as well as the next

man... - Then let me talk to him.

...but besides education, this

college needs a good football team.

And for a good football team, you need

good football players. - My boy,

I think you've got something. I'll

wait outside until you clean it up.

One more question: Where do you get

good football players?

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Bert Kalmar

Bert Kalmar (February 10, 1884 – September 18, 1947) was an American lyricist, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. more…

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