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Duck Soup
1933 | B&W | 68 Minutes | 1.37:1 | G | comedy | Mono | Paramount


Director: Leo McCarey

Writers: Bert Kalmar

Stars:
Groucho Marx
Harpo Marx 
Chico Marx
Zeppo Marx

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!

Did you know that Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006.
And in in 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #60 Greatest Movie of All Time.

Although this is usually considered the finest film The Marx Brothers ever made, it was not a hit when first released. In fact, the film performed so poorly at the box office that Paramount, then in serious financial straits, terminated its contract with The Marx Brothers, who then promptly signed with MGM where they produced two of their classic films, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races under the aegis of the legendary Irving Thalberg.


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