Duck Soup (1933)
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In this 1933 Marx Brothers film, the mythical country of Freedonia is broke and on the verge of revolution. Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), Freedonia's principal benefactress, will lend the country 20 million dollars if the president withdraws and places the government in the hands of the "fearless, progressive" Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx). At his inauguration, Firefly shows up late, insults everyone in sight, and sings a song about how he intends to abuse his power. Naturally, the crowd
Nov 17, 1933 Wide
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It also includes what is perhaps the Brothers' funniest scene ever: an immaculately timed and performed sequence with a broken mirror in which Groucho, Chico and Harpo look absolutely identical. A masterpiece.
This production is, for the most part, extremely noisy without being nearly as mirthful as [the Marx brothers'] other films.
The Marx Brothers created a body of work in which individual films are like slices from the whole, but Duck Soup (1933) is probably the best.
...a glaring example of the element of the Marx Brothers' comedy that's always bothered me: the reliance on insults and cruelty.
One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.
Watch for the famous "mirror scene" in which Harpo--dressed as Groucho--matches Groucho's every movement in a non-existent mirror--pure comic genius.
Melhor longa da carreira dos irmãos Marx, o filme é uma verdadeira metralhadora giratória, disparando diálogos precisamente construídos e gags físicas inesquecíveis com uma rapidez invejável ainda nos dias de hoje.
Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.
This Marxist masterpiece is also one of greatest military satires ever made.
Funny classic comedy.
The magnificent Marx Brothers at their funniest and most chaotic.
The last time the Marxes were allowed to be completely lawless and eternally centre-stage.
- Mrs. Teasdale: Victory is ours!
- Rufus T. Firefly: Go, and never darken my towels again!
- Rufus T. Firefly: I wonder whatever became of me? I should have been back here a long time ago.
- Rufus T. Firefly: I could dance with you till the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home.
- Rufus T. Firefly: How do you like that? I haven't been on the job five minutes, and already she's making advances to me.
- Rufus T. Firefly: Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot. But don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot.
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