Duck Soup(Leo McCarey) 1933 **** 12/31/2015

Rufus T. Firefly(Groucho Marx) leads Freedonia on an off the rails trajectory to war.  Groucho is so quick and goddamn witty it takes your breath away.  Nothing seems scripted, though of course it is, and Harpo & Chico’s harassment of the poor lemonade vendor busts ‘yer gut, as do all the odd interludes and lunacy of the brothers.  Sneak a little message about the absurdity(quite literally) of war courtesy of the NRA, and you’ve got another Marx home run, brother.

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