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Duck Soup
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director(s): Leo McCarey
Release Date: 17 November 1933
Movie rating: 8.0
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What is the movie Duck Soup about?
Initially considered subpar to the previous works of the Marx Brothers, “Duck Soup” is now considered a cinema classic and arguably the Brothers’ finest film. An archaic anti-war film, it is set in fictional countries of Freedonia and Sylvania. A wealthy lady named Mrs. Teasdale wants to appoint Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) as the leader of bankrupt Freedonia, while Trentino, the ambassador of the neighboring Sylvania tries to stage a revolution and prepare the turf for the invasion of Sylvania on Freedonia. Both Trentino and Firefly are also wooing Mrs, Teasdale, looking to get their hands on her vast riches. Trentino sends a pair of spies (Chico and Harpo Marx) to dig up dirt on Firefly. They fail to do so, but they manage to infiltrate the government when Firefly foolishly appoints one of them a secretary of war. Firefly’s trusted adviser Bob Roland (Zeppo Marx) convinces him to try to deport Trentino, but the later incident between the two pushes the two countries to an open war. Ultimately, after lenty of comedic shenanigans all four Marx brothers find themselves on the same side, fighting against the Sylvanian invasion. When the smoke clears we see all four of them throwing fruits at Trentino as he begs for mercy. Coming out during the Great Depression era, the film was panned for its loose and careless treatment of serious issues at a time of grave economic and political crisis, but today it is treated as one of the greatest war comedies, shoulder to shoulder with films such as “The Great Dictator” or “Dr. Strangelove”.
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Alec Peto @ 18-Aug-2014 13:52 Report a spam

I want to start my review with the statement that I totally love this movie. The Marx brothers starred in this classic film “Duck Soup”. I want to accentuate your attention on the following that no one except for the Marx brothers could have pulled it off in such a brilliant manner. “Duck Soup” is not only exceptionally comical, but it is also very satirical. Being a satire, it "pokes" fun at various issues with the world, this time the object of the satire is war. Right about the time when American's fears where mostly directed at war, the Marx brothers bring this comedy to them in 1933. The film, however old, still had quite a few moments that were laugh-out-loud funny. Regardless of all this, the true "grit" of this film is the notions that the Marx brothers had on war. They believed that war could be ridiculous, and showed the rest of the world just how ridiculous it could be.

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