Saturday, January 2, 2010

#3 Duck Soup: Ten years at Leavenworth, or eleven years at Twelveworth

1933. dir. Leo McCarey, starring the Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont.

Seen it before? I don't think so

Going way back in time here. This one has Grouch Marx as Rufus T. Firefly, who becomes dictator of Freedonia. There's a plot, I think, but it makes little sense. It's mostly just an excuse for a bunch of funny sight gags and one-liners. It's short - only 1 hour and 8 minutes - but there's still some padding (I could have done without the musical numbers). Also Zeppo is total dead weight.

Position on the list: 209
Interruptions: 2: one when I stepped on the remote, and another when a certain party pooped himself. I won't name any names.

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