Duck Soup (1933)

This Means War!

Just as peace seems like a possibility, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) works himself into an indignant stupor and triggers a war with neighboring Sylvania.

Directed by Leo McCarey.

Released in 1933 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Politician
  • action: Slap
  • action: Yell
  • action: Argue
  • editors-choice: Getting Slapped!
  • editors-choice: Jokes
  • editors-choice: Iconic Lines
  • editors-choice: Hilarious!
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Political Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Comedies
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Glove
  • setting: Parliament
  • theme: Humor
  • theme: War
  • actor: Louis Calhern
  • actor: Margaret Dumont
  • actor: Groucho Marx
  • director: Leo McCarey
  • producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz
  • editor: LeRoy Stone
  • role-name: Mrs. Gloria Teasdale
  • role-name: Ambassador Trentino of Sylvania
  • role-name: Rufus T. Firefly
  • screenwriter: Arthur Sheekman
  • screenwriter: Nat Perrin
  • screenwriter: Harry Ruby
  • screenwriter: Bert Kalmar
  • year: 1933
  • studio: Universal