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Duck Soup, part 1 December 29, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Duck Soup, Movies, Musicals, Weirdness.

From 1933, the Marx Brothers’ masterpiece.

This was the fifth of five movies they made under their Paramount contract, after The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business and Horse Feathers. Although it didn’t do as well as was hoped, it wasn’t a failure, and the main reasons they subsequently signed were financial — Irving Thalberg saw them as a poterntial long-term comedy franchise.

(NOTE: today’s section runs 19:45)

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