- 1h 8min
- Directed by: Leo McCarey
- Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres, Edgar Kennedy
When the guardians of destitute Freedonia seek a loan from wealthy widow Mrs Teasdale (Dumont, splendidly dignified), her condition is that Rufus T Firefly (Groucho) is installed as leader. The last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo is a comedy classic, taking aim at high society, politics and war-movie heroics with manic energy.
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Duck Soup12 Jan 2015
The Marx Brothers' masterpiece returns to cinemas in all its madcap glory
Featuring the kind of disruption to the cinematic status quo which couldn't be outdone by a feathered friend in a flap, 1933's Duck Soup was the fifth film fronted by the Marx Brothers and the last to feature straight-man Zeppo. Directed by Leo McCarey…
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