A masterpiece. Fast-moving, irreverent, almost anarchic in style, DUCK SOUP is considered by many to be the Marx Brothers's greatest achievement, though it was not a hit upon its release. The story, if one can call it that, concerns Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), a dowager millionairess
who will donate $20 million to the destitute duchy of Freedonia if it will agree to make Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) its dictator. Firefly woos Mrs. Teasdale and spends his spare time insulting Trentino (Louis Calhern), the ambassador from neighboring Sylvania; Trentino hires the sultry Vera Marcal
(Raquel Torres) to vamp Firefly so that Trentino can move in on Mrs. Teasdale, marry...