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Duck Soup (1933) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz.

Duck Soup was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

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Review: Duck Soup (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 20, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Up until this point in time, The Marx Brother’s all-out assault on humanity had still mostly been geared at the likes of stuffy socialites, gangsters, college campuses, authority figures, etc. Albeit entertaining but fairly straightforward worlds where there was not that much to be navigated b... Read full article


My favorite scene in Duck Soup (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 8, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

My favorite scene in Duck Soup (1933) On September 8, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized We all love Duck Soup (1933). It?s as crazy as a box of cats and every scene is comedy gold. But there?s one scene that stands out for me. No, not the mirror scene (I know, I know…... Read full article


Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 29, 2017 From The Stop Button

Duck Soup is madness. It?s not divine madness or sublime madness. It?s comedic madness, which is fine, but it?s a tad frantic and a tad distracted. The film opens with Margaret Dumont?s wealthy widow getting Groucho Marx installed as a head of state. Turns out evil Louis Calhern?a neighboring countr... Read full article


Duck Soup

By Joey on Oct 9, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

?duck soup review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Duck soup is probably the most famous and note-worthy of?the Marx Brothers.?Mrs. Teasdale, who has donated twenty million dollars to the failing country, becomes the object of affection for Rufus, who has to battle for her hand... Read full article


Duck Soup

By Joey on Oct 9, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

?duck soup review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Duck soup is probably the most famous and note-worthy of?the Marx Brothers.?Mrs. Teasdale, who has donated twenty million dollars to the failing country, becomes the object of affection for Rufus, who has to battle for her hand... Read full article


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Quotes from

Chicolini: Now I aska you one. What has a trunk, but no key, weighs 2,000 pounds and lives in a circus?
Prosecutor: That's irrelevant.
Chicolini: Irrelephant? Hey, that'sa that answer. There's a whole lot of irrelephants in the circus.


Rufus T. Firefly: [to Chicolini] Come on up here, I wanna scare the cabinet.


Bob Roland: This letter's the work of Trentino. The man is trying to undermine you. Now what are you going to do about it?
Rufus T. Firefly: I've got a good mind to ring his doorbell and run.


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In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #60 Greatest Movie of All Time.
Groucho Marx offered the following explanation for the movie's title: "Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup the rest of your life."
An early draft of the script introduces Freedonia's new dictator Rufus T. Firefly as an agent for an ammunition company, which led to lots of ammunition-salesman jokes and intertwined with the movie's war theme.
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National Film Registry

Duck Soup

Released 1933
Inducted 1990
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