DUCK SOUP

Director Leo McCarey
Year 1933
Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Margaret Dumont
Run Time 68min
More Info IMDb

As part of the Alamo 100, this screening will feature free collectible DUCK SOUP pins while supplies last.

Over their storied careers the Marx Brothers have created so many classic moments you can't come close to counting them on all of your fingers and toes. Because of this, it's so hard to name their definitive masterpiece. But we're going to tell you a little secret in case you ever find yourself in a life-or-death situation and need to choose: The answer is DUCK SOUP.

Over the course of a frantic, hysterical 68 minutes the Brothers Marx showcase their collective comedic and performance genius from one brilliant set piece to another. Directed by Hollywood vet Leo McCarey, this is the most polished of the Marx's films, which is no easy task. McCarey's collaboration is the main reason Groucho believes this to be their best film.

They spread anarchy over every frame and make a brilliant political satire that's not interested in saying anything political. It's madcap. It's insane. It's positively, absolutely the zaniest creation from the masters of being zany. It also marked the end of their stint with MGM and boy, what a way to go out! (R.J. LaForce)

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