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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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Rufus T. Firefly: Lieutenant, why weren't the original indictment papers placed in my portfolio?
Bob Roland: Why, uh, I didn't think those papers were important at this time, your excellency.
Rufus T. Firefly: You didn't think they were important? Do you realize I had my dessert wrapped in those papers?


Secretary of Labor: The Department of Labor wishes to note that the workers of Freedonia are demanding shorter hours.
Rufus T. Firefly: Very well, we'll give them shorter hours. We'll start by cutting their lunch hour to 20 minutes.


Rufus T. Firefly: I'll see you at the opera tonight. I'll hold your seat till you get there. After you get there you're on your own.


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Facts about

Vera was Trentino's niece in early drafts.
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."
The fictitious country of Sylvania was called "Amnesia" in early drafts.
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Duck Soup

Released 1933
Inducted 1990
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