Duck Soup (1933)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Groucho Marx Rufus T. Firefly
Chico Marx Chicolini
Harpo Marx Pinkie
Zeppo Marx Bob Rolland
Raquel Torres Vera Marcal
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Teasdale
Louis Calhern Ambassador Trentino
Verna Hillie Trentino's Secretary
Leonid Kinskey Agitator
Edmund Breese Zander
Edwin Maxwell Secretary of War
Edgar Kennedy Lemonade Seller
Fred Sullivan Second Judge
Eric Mayne Third Judge
Charles B. Middleton Prosecutor
Charles Middleton Prosecutor (as Charles B. Middleton)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Leo McCarey; McCarey. Leo
Writer Bert Kalmar; Harry Ruby
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating Passed
Running Time 1 hr 10 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.3
This funniest of all Marx Brothers farces was a flop in 1933, but it has since taken its place as one of the all-time classic comedies. And it has no harp or piano solos! The mythical country of Freedonia is broke and on the verge of revolution. Mrs. Teasdale ( Margaret Dumont ), Freedonia's principal benefactress, will lend the country $20 million if the president withdraws and places the government in the hands of the "fearless, progressive" Rufus T. Firefly ( Groucho Marx ). At his inauguration, Firefly shows up late, insults everyone in sight, and sings a song about how he intends to abuse his power. Naturally, the crowd cheers wildly. Meanwhile, Ambassador Trentino ( Louis Calhern ) of neighboring Sylvania schemes to oust Firefly and take over Freedonia himself. To gather enough evidence to discredit Firefly, he sends his most trusted spies, Chicolini ( Chico Marx ) and Pinky ( Harpo Marx ). Five minutes after they show up in Freedonia, both spies become important members of Firefly's cabinet, though Chicolini keeps his day job as a peanut vendor. Firefly eventually declares war on Sylvania, an absurd farrago with Firefly changing uniforms from scene to scene, Chicolini going to the other side because the food is better, and Pinky parading around the battlefield with a sandwich board reading "Join the Army and See the Navy." -- Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 54
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 014381422320
Chapters 16
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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