Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup

1933 (Leo McCarey) PG, 69 minutes

Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern

USA 1933 69min. PG
Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Margaret Dumont

"Hey! Do you want to be a public nuisance?"

"Sure! How much does the job pay?"


What's the greatest anti-war comedy of all time? The greatest Marx Brothers movie of all time? I give up. It's probably Duck Soup, the fourth film by The Marx Brothers. Panned upon its release, the bristling satire finally got some well-deserved respect in the 1960s when it was discovered by the anti-war crowd, and gave Woody Allen's character a reason to live in Hannah and her Sisters.


Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Dumont).

The anarchic and absurdist Paramount films of The Marx Brothers, which also include The Coaconuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931) and Horsefeathers(1932), have yet to see an HD home-video release and are not available on any Canadian streaming services. Come see Duck Soup on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen!


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