Summer Classics – Duck Soup [NR]

Wednesday, August 18 - 3:00 PM

War Is Swell …when the Marx Brothers are in it. They’ll be out of the trenches by Christmas…if the food doesn’t improve

A pointed political satire, Duck Soup is the Marx Brothers’ funniest and most insane film. Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly, the hilarious dictator of mythical Freedonia. Harpo and Chico are commissioned as spies by Groucho’s political rival, the calculating Trentino (Louis Calhern). The film contains many of the Brothers’ famous sequences: the lemonade stand, a masterpiece of slow burn; the Paul Revere parody; the “We’re Going To War” number, a beautiful spoof of ’30s musicals; the hilarious mirror scene; and a final battle episode that has been copied by everyone from Woody Allen to Mad Magazine.


215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:10 PM


Paramount Theater Box Office
(434) 979-1333
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