Red Carpet Reel Reviews
Duck Soup (1933)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Lifeboat (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Spellbound (1945)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
White Heat (1948)
Fort Apache (1948)
The Third Man (1949)
Duck Soup (1933)


Director: Leo McCarey
Screenplay: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman & Nat Perrin
Main Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont & Louis Calhern
Runtime: 68 minutes

The Marx Brothers' 1933 comedy classic "Duck Soup" is known for its revolutionary scenes.

One such scene is where Harpo Marx pantomimes Groucho Marx through a mirror. It's also notable for one-liners like Groucho's "I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows 'til you come home" in reference to actress Margaret Dumont. The movie is renowned as one of Hollywood's first satire movies on the subject of war.

The release of "Duck Soup," in 1933, was met with much criticism and little success.

It wasn't until the 1960s that the film began to be seen as a great piece of satirical comedy. "Duck Soup" was the final film to feature all of the Marx brothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo. Zeppo, who always played the straight man, left and made the Marx Brothers a trio.  

The movie is filled with zany moments involving musical numbers, hilarious gags and comedy bits. Viewers must be on their heels to catch some of the movies funniest lines and moments. The movie's most controversial line might well be its most profound, "You're a brave man. Go break through the lines. And remember, while you're out their risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are."

"Duck Soup" is truly a comedic classic, and unlike many other comedic classics, it serves an important purpose.