Duck Soup

Duck Soup
  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 8min
  • U
  • 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 Soup

12 Jan 20155 stars

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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