Directed by Leo McCarey, and written by Arthur Sheekman (additional dialogue), "Duck Soup" (also known as "Firecrackers", "Marx Brothers im Krieg, Die", "Guerra lampo dei fratelli Marx, La") is a Comedy/Musical film, released on November 17 of 1933 in the USA , starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont and Raquel Torres.
Who is the director of "Duck Soup":
Duck Soup was directed by Leo McCarey, an American director, writer, producer, and actor.
Before Duck Soup, Leo McCarey had directed Let's Go Native, released in 1930. Since, he directed Belle of the Nineties, released in 1934, Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), The Milky Way (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942), and Going My Way (1944).
What was the release date of "Duck Soup":
Duck Soup was initially released on Friday, November 17, 1933, in the United States. Also released on this day was Lachende Erben (dir. Max Ophüls). This was eighty-five (85) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, June 18, 2004 in the United Kingdom; Monday, April 09, 1934 in France; Friday, July 15, 1949 in Germany; Thursday, October 11, 1934 in Italy and on Saturday, January 27, 1934 in Japan.
What is the cast of "Duck Soup":
At the casting of Duck Soup we find Groucho Marx, previously seen in Horse Feathers (1932) and Monkey Business (1931); Harpo Marx (Horse Feathers (1932), Monkey Business (1931)); Chico Marx (Horse Feathers (1932), Monkey Business (1931)) [ more... ]
- Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx can all be seen in Animal Crackers, released in 1930.
- Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx also appeared in The Cocoanuts, released in 1929.
- Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx and Margaret Dumont also appeared in A Day at the Races, released in 1937.
- Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx can also be seen in At the Circus, released in 1939.
- Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx have all also be seen in The Big Store, released in 1941.
- Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx and Zeppo Marx also appeared together in Monkey Business, released in 1931.
- Zeppo Marx and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx also appeared in Horse Feathers, released in 1932.
- Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx also appeared in A Night at the Opera, released in 1935.
- Chico Marx and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx can all be seen in Love Happy, released in 1949.
- Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx and Chico Marx also worked together in Room Service, released in 1938.
- Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx and Chico Marx also appeared together in The Story of Mankind, released in 1957.
- Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx and Chico Marx also appeared together in A Night in Casablanca, released in 1946.
- Chico Marx and Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx also appeared together in Go West, released in 1940.
What is the Storyline of "Duck Soup":
The wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) insists that Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) be appointed leader of the small, bankrupt country of Freedonia before she will continue to provide much-needed financial backing. Meanwhile, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to take over the country. Sylvanian ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) tries to foment a revolution, woos Mrs. Teasdale, and attempts to dig up dirt on Firefly by sending in spies Chicolini (Chico Marx) and Pinky (Harpo Marx).
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