Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margartet Dumont, Carrie Daumery, Charles Middleton, Dale Van Sickel
Country of Origin: USA 1933 68 mins.
Released by UNIVERSAL PICTURES
'Hilarious and absolutely mad, 'Duck Soup' is a Marx Brothers' classic and probably their funniest film'.
Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), Freedonia's principal benefactress, will lend the country $20 million if the 'fearless, progressive' Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) takes over the government in the hands of the 'fearless, progressive' Rufus T. Firefly Groucho Marx. Political rival and neighbour, Sylvania schemes to oust Firefly and the calculating Trentino (Louis Calhern) sends his most trusted spies, Chicolini (Chico Marx) and Pinky (Harpo Marx) (Louis Calhern) in Rufus T. Firefly's mad kingdom.
It's Woody Allen and Mad magazine on acid. Wonderful. Classic.