Film Series: Duck Soup

1933. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With the Marx Brothers. 68 min. 35mm print.

 

Groucho, Harpo, and company are up to their usual shenanigans, this time entangled in a farcical political battle for control of the bankrupt country of Freedonia. Widely regarded as the comedy troupe’s finest movie, Duck Soup is perhaps most memorable for its  iconic “mirror” bit, which inspired countless awkward talent show imitations to come.

Tonight / 8 p.m./ Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free