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Sun 11 Aug
19:30
Tue 20 Aug
16:00

Duck Soup U

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
Leo McCarey, USA, 1933, 66m.

This film was selected as part of a proposal for any Marx Brothers features, as requested by our members Mark Brisenden and Stephen McAlpine. Stephen writes: 'Having enjoyed the Ealing Comedies so much, as a family (all 5 members of The Garden Cinema) we have identified the fact that a lot of black & white comedies do not get shown unless they are the earlier classics. What the elder members of our tribe remember being brought up with and cannot seem to find in a cinema or on a TV channel we use, are the Marx Brothers movies.'


When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country's president. Sensing a weakness in leadership, the bordering nation of Sylvania sends in the spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx) to set the stage for a revolution. As Firefly clashes with the Sylvanian ambassador (Louis Calhern), plenty of mayhem ensues, and the countries verge on all-out war.

Cast:
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

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