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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

First Judge: That sort of testimony we can eliminate.
Chicolini: Atsa fine. I'll take some.
First Judge: You'll take what?
Chicolini: Eliminate. A nice, cold glass eliminate.


Rufus T. Firefly: Not that I care, but where is your husband?
Mrs. Teasdale: Why, he's dead.
Rufus T. Firefly: I bet he's just using that as an excuse.
Mrs. Teasdale: I was with him to the very end.
Rufus T. Firefly: No wonder he passed away.
Mrs. Teasdale: I held him in my arms and kissed him.
Rufus T. Firefly: Oh, I see, then it was murder.


Rufus T. Firefly: Where's my Stradivarius?
Officer: Here, sir.
Rufus T. Firefly: I'll show 'em they can't fiddle around with old Firefly!
[he pulls a tommygun out of his violin case and opens fire]
Rufus T. Firefly: Look at 'em run! Now they know they've been in a war!
Bob Roland: Your Excellency!
Rufus T. Firefly: Hahahahahaha, they're fleeing like rats!
Bob Roland: But sir, I've got to tell you...
Rufus T. Firefly: Remind me to give myself the Firefly Medal for this!
[he fires again]
Bob Roland: Your Excellency, you're shooting your own men!
[Firefly fires again]
Rufus T. Firefly: What?
Bob Roland: You're shooting your own men!
Rufus T. Firefly: Here's $5, keep it under your hat.
[holds out his hat to take the $5 back]
Rufus T. Firefly: Never mind, I'll keep it under my hat.


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Facts about

Shortly before this film premiered, the city of Fredonia, New York, complained about the use of its name with an additional "e". The Marx Brothers' response was, "Change the name of your town, it's hurting our picture."
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini banned the film from Italy because he thought it was a direct attack on him. When news of this reached The Marx Brothers, they were reportedly ecstatic.
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."
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Released 1933
Inducted 1990
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