Apr 7: Capitol Theatre’s Classic Cinema Series – Duck Soup
April 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Note: Two screening times for this Duck Soup, 2 pm and 7 pm.
The Capitol Theatre’s Classic Cinema Series returns with a great, vintage film from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Duck Soup.
About the Movie
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.
PG ‧ 1933 ‧ Comedy/Musical/War ‧ 1h 9m
Director: Leo McCarey
Writer: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
“This zany film is considered a masterwork of comedy, and yet it was not a success in the 1930s.”Charles Cassady Jr. – Common Sense Media
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