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Duck Soup (1933)

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Starring (View all)
Groucho Marx Groucho Marx
Rufus T. Firefly
Harpo Marx Harpo Marx
Pinky
Chico Marx Chico Marx
Chicolini
Zeppo Marx Zeppo Marx
Bob Roland
Margaret Dumont Margaret Dumont
Gloria Teasdale
Raquel Torres Raquel Torres
Vera Marcal
Louis Calhern Louis Calhern
Ambassador Trentino


Written by
Harry Ruby Harry Ruby
(story)


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funnier on the big screen

17 years, 11 months ago at Jul 18 13:51
I saw Duck Soup at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL. I'd seen it before - in fact, I own the DVD, but for some reason, it's infinitely funnier on the big screen. Maybe it's because the physical comedy is more obvious when it's bigger, or maybe it's the community atmosphere of a public theatre, but whatever it is, next time it's screened, I'll be the first person in line to see it.

Very funny and immensely entertaining!

16 years, 2 months ago at Apr 21 11:34
"I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it."

The Marx Brothers have been fondly remembered for several of their timeless comedy productions. Similar to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, their classic films are overflowing with terrific gags that are still hilarious even during the 21st Century.

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7 years, 9 months ago at Aug 31 12:06
This was easily the funniest thing I've watched in a long time. That is all, I love it so much
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The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, borrowing a huge sum of cash from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. She insists on replacing the current president with crazy Rufus T. Firefly and mayhem erupts. To make matters worse, the neighboring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos!
Release date: 17 November 1933
UPC: 014381422320
Tags: Comedy (26), 1930s (12), Musical (10), Satire (7), War (7), Slapstick (7), Politics (6), 1933 (6), Marx Brothers (5), Espionage (4), Political (4), Usa (4), Black & White (4), Spy (3), Diplomacy (3), Farce (3), Dictator (3), Black And White (2)
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