Duck Soup

War Is Swell ...when the Marx Brothers are in it. They'll be out of the trenches by Christmas...if the food doesn't improve

Categories: Comedy, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1933-11-12
Run time: 69 minute / 1:9
Director: Leo McCarey
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Groucho Marx
as Rufus T. Firefly
Harpo Marx
as Pinky
Chico Marx
as Chicolini
Zeppo Marx
as Bob Roland
Margaret Dumont
as Gloria Teasdale
Raquel Torres
as Vera Marcal
Louis Calhern
as Ambassador Trentino
Edmund Breese
as Zander
Leonid Kinskey
as Sylvanian Agitator
Charles Middleton
as Prosecutor
Edgar Kennedy
as Street Vendor
Edward Arnold
as Politician (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
as Officer at Battle Headquarters (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey
as Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited)
E.H. Calvert
as Officer in Battle Sequence (uncredited)
Davison Clark
as Minister of Finance #2 (uncredited)
Louise Closser Hale
as Reception Guest (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery
as Reception Guest (uncredited)
Maude Turner Gordon
as Reception Guest (uncredited)
Florence Wix
as Reception Guest (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan
as Dignitary at Reception (uncredited)
Mario Dominici
as Minister (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer
as Minister (uncredited)
Charles West
as Minister (uncredited)
Verna Hillie
as Trentino's Blonde Secretary (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint
as Secretary of Labor (uncredited)
George MacQuarrie
as First Judge (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan
as Second Judge (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
as Third Judge (uncredited)
Edwin Maxwell
as Freedonia's Secretary of War #1 (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe
as Bridegroom at Firefly's Reception (uncredited)
Leo Sulky
as Agitator (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
as A Palace Guard (uncredited)
William Worthington
as First Minister of Finance (uncredited)
Hans Dreier Art Direction

Harry Lindgren Sound Engineer
Harry Ruby Music

Harry Ruby Story
Harry Ruby Lyricist

Arthur Johnston Music

Henry Sharp Director of Photography

Leo McCarey Director

Bert Kalmar Music

Bert Kalmar Story
Bert Kalmar Lyricist

Arthur Sheekman Additional Dialogue
Nat Perrin Additional Dialogue

Herman J. Mankiewicz Producer

LeRoy Stone Editor

John Leipold Original Music Composer

Edward Dmytryk Assistant Editor

Wiard B. Ihnen Art Direction

Dale van Sickel Stunts

Cliff Shirpser First Assistant Camera

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