Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

Duck Soup (1933)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1933

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68 min – view video trailer

Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico)

Genres: Comedy, Musical

IMDB 8.0 / Amazon 4.5 / MRQE 85% / Decent Films A+

Oscars: none

Ranked #48 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. IMDB 8.0 ranking from over 34,252 users

For those new to the Marx Brothers, this is the perfect introduction to Groucho, Chico, and Harpo (and even Zeppo), three of the funniest men to ever grace the screen.  Amazon 4.5 stars from over 117 users

Probably the greatest and funniest film from one of the cinema’s funniest acts, Duck Soup is as absurdly nonsensical as comedy can be and still be about something. A satire of Fascism, Mussolini-style dictatorship, and the banality of war, the Marx Brothers’ masterpiece is best remembered for Groucho’s blistering throwaway witticisms, a classic broken-mirror scene with Harpo posing as Groucho’s reflection, and a surreal slapstick hat-switching sequence. Read full Decent Films review (rated A+ , Superior artistic-entertainment for Kids & Up)

MRQE 85% from over 57 reviews

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