This Day in History: 1934-01-28
Sunday moviegoers had the usual choice of feature attractions. At the Lafayette in Suffern you could catch Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chase in “Sons of the Desert”. Down the street at the Strand there was the usual double feature, this time of “Sin of Nora Moran” (“direct from the New York Strand” and starring Zika Johnson and Alan Dinehart. As the second feature there was Tom Mix and Tony in “The Terror Trail”. The Ramsey Theatre also had a double feature, Cladette Colbert in “Thee Cornered Moon” and James Cagney in “Lady Killer”. If you went to the Warner in Ridgewood you would have found it dark since local ordinance forbade movies on Sunday. The Saturday and Monday feature was one of the all-time comedy classics, the Marx Brothers in “Duck Soup”. It was set in the country of Fredoonia where the boys were leading a tax revolt. Margaret Dumont, a feature in many Marx Brothers movies was the country’s wealthiest citizen and she refuses to put up the money to pay off the national debt unless Grouche is named dictator. The soundtrack in this film directed by Leo McCarey included the Marx Brothers version of “Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”.