Duck Soup

Still funny after 88 years.

Time has not faded this Marx Brothers romp, with the zingers still hitting their targets at a fast and furious clip.

Is it a biting political satire which ticked off Mussolini enough he banned it from being shown in Italy?

Or is it just a good-time romp, with Groucho dispensing the best eye-rolls in the biz while verbally assaulting everyone?

Yes, and yes, and the movie critics of the time, many of whom panned it on release, would look pretty stupid today — if they were still alive.

In the end, comedy outlives us all.

 

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