“Duck Soup” is widely regarded as the Marx brothers‘ best comedy, and it lands at #60 on AFI’s top 100 list. Scene Stealers contributor Trey Hock, on his journey to watch all of the AFI’s list in one year’s time, is returning to the movie–one he’s seen several times– again.
One nice point Trey makes is this: “Groucho toys with language, in a way that most wordy comedians only dream of. It’s not just that he’s fast on the draw, but there is a rhythm and poetry to the way Groucho delivers his dialogue. It has a musical quality to it.”
Do yourself a favor and check out 1 Year, 100 Movies #60 Duck Soup (1933).