DUCK SOUP (Theatrical Release USA 1933)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Duck Soup
—classic Marx Brothers—highlights Groucho’s unique flair for comedy. It also provides fine study material for the culture of an era’s costuming, architectural design, and general settings. The dialogue is quick, witty and requires attention to catch the richness of the entendre.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The ruler of a country decides to solve its financial crises by declaring war on another country over the favors of a wealthy woman.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Leo McCarey for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Herman J. Mankiewicz for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Marx Brothers (The Marx Brothers), Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), Pinky (Harpo Marx), Chicolini (Chico Marx), Bob Roland (Zeppo Marx), Mrs. Gloria Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), Vera Marcal (Raquel Torres), Ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern), Zander (Edmund Breese), Sylvanian Agitator (Leonid Kinskey), Prosecutor (Charles Middleton), and Lemonade Vendor (Edgar Kennedy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Despite its age, it still entertains. For the younger set, it needs a plotline read before they go to understand the thread of the story.

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