Duck Soup

Series: Hollywood Babylon

Before AIRPLANE!, before DR. STRANGELOVE, and before I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, was this pre-Code comedy classic! Hollywood Babylon presents an archival 35mm print of this Marx Brothers masterpiece!

When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, a wealthy widow (Margaret Dumont) insists that she will only help save the country from complete financial ruin if Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) becomes the new president. But the president of a neighboring country wants to take over Freedonia, and sends in his spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx) to help overthrow Freedonia's government.

Arguably the best Marx Brothers movie, and the last to feature the Four Marx Brothers, DUCK SOUP descends into brilliant chaos and subversive repartee that is the hallmark of their comedy. Also starring Zeppo Marx, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres, and Edgar Kennedy.

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Year
1933
Format
35mm
Runtime
70min
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Assistive Listening
Yes
Closed captioning
No
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