Duck Soup

1933

Comedy / Musical / War

82
IMDb Rating 8 10 51,984

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Cast

Edward Arnold as Penrod Biddel
Groucho Marx as Kornblow
Louis Calhern as Ambassador Trentino
Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Gloria Teasdale
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561.46 MB
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23.976 fps
68 min
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68 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ccthemovieman-1 9 / 10 / 10

Dialog Highlights This Marx Bros. Gem

Well, here we are with another wild and hilarious Marx Brothers farce, this time with Groucho taking over a small country and winding up in war with a neighboring one. There really isn't much of a story but with the Marx Brothers that doesn't matter. Many times their movies were vehicles for their vaudeville acts of funny lines, slapstick gags and musical talent. Two differences in this film than most others from the boys: 1 - Zeppo has a number of lines. Usually, he's the almost-forgotten brother in this foursome, either with little to say or not even in the film. 2 - Harpo doesn't play the harp, but he gets in on his share of the gags, which are always dominated by Groucho and Chico (my personal favorite). Fantastic dialog makes this version one of the best of them all. There are just tons of funny (and, yes, very dated) lines in this movie and having Duck Soup out on DVD making the sound clearer helps, too. Lots of laughs.

Reviewed by jcohen1 10 / 10 / 10

I Wouldn't Join Any Country that Would Have Me.

I'm shocked, shocked at all the negative comments covering this comedy classic. The puns, the insults, are all now comedy classics. The Lemonade Stand & the Mirror Scenes also memorable. I hadn't seen the movie in around 15 years but bought the DVD so my 15 year old son could experience the Marxes. He loved it too. What I noticed for the first time was the satire of society, manners, government, the military, the bureaucracy (including Roberts Rules of Order). I can't recall any other comedy I've seen that satirizes on such a grand scale. For Marx Brothers fans this is a must see. It's the boys with no love story or musical interludes in the way. One word for those who disagree- "Upstart". :-)

Reviewed by Stephen-12 10 / 10 / 10

Top-class

It narrowly beats A Night at the Opera as the best all-round Marx Bros film, though I find the humour more bizarre in Monkey Business. At least the musical numbers in DS are actually worth sitting through. The reasons it scores so highly are: 1) The mirror sequence. The finest comic sequence ever committed to film. Sure, it's old-hat vaudeville, but it's professional, beautifully timed and spirals into wonderful absurdity. 2) The one-liners, puns and other jokes. Pick of the crop are the peanut stall interchange, the telephone sequence, the riddles ('what has four pairs of pants, lives in Philadelphia, and it never rains but it pours?') and the final battle (especially the stock footage of monkeys and elephants running to save the army under siege - the kind of thing the Zucker Bros pinched for their comedies). Oh, yes, and the motorcycle routines. 3) The satire on politics and warmongering. The Brothers simply deflate the pomposity of the whole deal. 4) The fact that Zeppo is actually given something to do. Anybody who thinks the Farrelly brothers are the last word in comedy should be strapped to a chair and shown Marx Bros films over and over again, until they concede.

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