Duck Soup

August 28, 2013

USA | 1933 | 68 minutes | Leo McCary

As absurd, nonsensical, and hilarious as a film can be, the Marx Brothers' present the ultimate satire of political disorder. With special introduction by Steve Marx, grandson of Groucho!

Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) is the dictator of the small nation Freedonia, whose only hope for financial survival is the support of wealthy benefactor Mrs. Teasdale (frequent Marx Brothers foil Margaret Dumont). When the leader of the neighboring Sylvania decides that he's in love with Mrs. Teasdale, Firefly declares war.

Director: Leo McCary
Principal Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres, Edgar Kennedy
Country: USA
Year: 1933
Running Time: 68 minutes