#27. Duck Soup (1933)


Paramount Pictures

– Director: Leo McCarey

– Metascore: 93

– Runtime: 68 minutes

Groucho Marx is Rufus T Firefly, head of the country of Fredonia that is badly in need of a financial boost from Mrs. Gloria Teasdale, played by Margaret Dumont. Harpo and Chico Marx play spies from a neighboring country that is hoping to overthrow Freedonia. In Italy, Benito Mussolini saw the movie as an affront and banned it. It was the last Marx Brothers’ movie with Zeppo Marx, who quit the family troupe.