Duck Soup (1933)

Lists: Comedy, Absurdist comedy, Farce, War, AFI 100 (2007), Classics, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale."

Overall Ranking: 155 (Rank from 1933: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97(full review)
Keith And The Movies97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81
Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Groucho Marx (Rufus T. Firefly)
  • Harpo Marx (Pinky)
  • Chico Marx (Chicolini)
  • Zeppo Marx (Lt. Bob Roland)
  • Margaret Dumont (Mrs. Gloria Teasdale)
  • Raquel Torres (Vera Marcal)
  • Louis Calhern (Ambassador Trentino of Sylvania)
  • Edmund Breese (Zander)
  • Leonid Kinskey (Sylvanian Agitator)
  • Charles Middleton (Prosecutor)
  • Edgar Kennedy (Lemonade Vendor)
  • Leo McCarey (Director)