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Die Marx Brothers im Krieg (Ducksoup)

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

ENGLISCH MIT DEUTSCHEN UNTERTITELN. Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers' anarchic comedy film. It starred what were then billed as the "Four Marx Brothers" (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) . It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo. Leo McCarey came up with the title for the film. This was in keeping with the "animal" theme of the brothers' previous three films, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business and Horse Feathers. "Duck soup" is a slang phrase meaning something easy to do. When Groucho was asked for an explanation, he quipped, "Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life." The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, borrowing a huge sum of cash from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. She insists on replacing the current president with crazy Rufus T. Firefly and mayhem erupts. To make matters worse, the neighboring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos! Written by Col Needham {col@imdb.com}

To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president. Firefly is a cynical, sarcastic dictator who refuses to play politics by the book. For instance, he does reduce workers' hours--by shortening their lunch breaks! Firefly attempts to win the hand of Mrs. Teasdale, as does Ambassador Trentino of the neighboring country, Sylvania. When the two leaders cannot resolve their dispute over the wealthy dowager, war between the countries is declared, and Mrs. Teasdale's house comes under attack. Who will save the day?

Regie
Darsteller
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Edgar Kennedy, Edwin Maxwell.
Standorte
MCB
Aufnahmedatum
Freitag, 17. November 1933
Land
USA
Länge
68 min