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Duck Soup

The 4 Marx Brothers in Duck Soup
Paramount Pictures
The 4 Marx Brothers in Duck Soup
Color lithograph poster, 1933
Prints & Photographs Division
Copyright deposit, 1933 (154.11a)

In 1933 Paramount Pictures released the rollicking Marx Brothers' comedy Duck Soup. It was the last film to feature all four brothers--Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo. The film is series Marxian gags satirizing war and government. In 1967, Groucho donated his papers to the Library, and among those materials is the script to Duck Soup as well as a rich trove of letters to and from the comic, literary, and political luminaries of his day.

 

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