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Duck Soup (1933)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 13, 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

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Other Titles
• Duck Soup
• Cracked Ice (1933)
• Firecrackers (1933)
• Die Marx Brothers im Krieg (1967)



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Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Satire, Slapstick, Political, Spy, Farce, Mistaken Identity, Military

Plot: DUCK SOUP captures some of the Marx Brothers’ zaniest routines and funniest quips, creating a laugh-out-loud spectacle of politics gone haywire. Backed by wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale (regular Marx straightwoman Margaret Dumont), Groucho becomes the leader of Freedonia, quickly frustrating his cabinet and offending the aggressive neighboring country to the point of war. Chico and Harpo, sent by the rival country, spy on Groucho and try to steal his battle plans, but when war does come, loyalties become muddled all around.

Director Leo McCarey gets the most out of the brothers, letting them be their wackiest best in what many critics consider to be the funniest Marx Brothers movie. Groucho plays Rufus T. Firefly, one of his best characters. The one-liners fly through the air like the bombs exploding in the hysterical battle scene. DUCK SOUP is a must-see comedy spectacular; don't blink or you'll miss yet another stinger....

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 Directed by
Leo McCarey
An Affair to Remember, The Awful Truth, Going My Way
 Written by
Bert Kalmar
Horse Feathers
Harry Ruby
Horse Feathers, Three Little Words
 Cast
Groucho Marx
A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Animal Crackers
Harpo Marx
A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Animal Crackers
Chico Marx
A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Animal Crackers
Zeppo Marx
Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers, Monkey Business
Margaret Dumont
A Night at the Opera, Auntie Mame, A Day at the Races
Louis Calhern
Notorious, The Asphalt Jungle, High Society
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 Music By
John Leipold
Stagecoach, It's a Gift, The Scarlet Empress



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