Duck Soup

(1933)

Genres: Comedy, Musical

Jeff Greenfield: Language and Film

About Duck Soup

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Thanks to the patronage of well-heeled widow Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) becomes dictator of the tiny country of Freedonia. But when the ambassador of the bordering nation of Sylvania declares his love for Mrs. Teasdale, Firefly declares war. The Marx Brothers are at their sidesplitting best in this raucous political satire, in which Chico, Harpo and Zeppo co-star as spies and counterspies.

Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton, Edgar Kennedy

Director: Leo McCarey

Release Year: 1933

Length: 68 minutes

Rating: NR

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