The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, borrowing a huge sum of cash from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. She insists on replacing the current president with crazy Rufus T. Firefly and mayhem erupts. To make matters worse, the neighboring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos! Written by
Col Needham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of the very few films featuring Harpo Marx in which he does not perform a harp solo. See more »
When Pinky runs into the mirror, it naturally shatters. But the broken glass immediately disappears. See more »
[answering the phone in Firefly's office]
Hello? No, not yet. All right, I tell him. Good-a-bye.
[He hangs up]
That was for you again.
Rufus T. Firefly:
I wonder whatever became of me? I should have been back here a long time ago.
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Duck Soup(1933) is the funniest and most entertaining comedy that I've seen in my life. It was the last film the Marx Brothers would do for Paramount before going over to MGM. Duck Soup is an anarchic comedy where the main characters never live by the rules and rebel as a result. The Marx Brothers put out some of the greatest comedies that rarely has been matched. It is a satire about the nature of war, politics, and affairs of the state. Duck Soup(1933) is a great example of a film that can easily induce a person into bursts of laughter.
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