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Title Duck soup [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; story, music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby ; additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin ; directed by Leo McCarey.

Imprint Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004].

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Description 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Marx Brothers silver screen collection
Marx Brothers silver screen collection.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1933.
Credits Photographer, Henry Sharp; music, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby; editor, LeRoy Stone.
Cast Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marc, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Edgar Kennedy, Raquel Torres.
Summary To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president. Firefly is a cynical, sarcastic dictator who refuses to play politics by the book. For instance, he does reduce workers' hours̃̃by shortening their lunch breaks! Firefly attempts to win the hand of Mrs. Teasdale, as does Ambassador Trentino of the neighboring country, Sylvania. When the two leaders cannot resolve their dispute over the wealthy dowager, war between the countries is declared, and Mrs. Teasdale's house comes under attack. Who will save the day?
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles ; English captions for the hearing impaired.
Subject Dictators -- Drama.
Spies -- Drama.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author McCarey, Leo.
Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947.
Ruby, Harry.
Sheekman, Arthur, 1901-1978.
Perrin, Nat.
Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977.
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964.
Marx, Chico, 1887-1961.
Marx, Zeppo, 1901-1979.
Dumont, Margaret, 1889-1965.
Torres, Raquel, 1908-1987.
Calhern, Louis, 1895-1956.
Breese, Edmund.
Kinskey, Leonid, 1903-1998.
Middleton, Charles B., 1879-1949.
Kennedy, Edgar, 1890-1948.
Marx Brothers.
Paramount Publix Corporation.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN 0783255489 (set)
9780783255484 (set)
Standard No. 025192125027
Music No. 21250 Universal

 
    
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