Sunday, January 3, 2010

More on Duck Soup...

1. About the title:
The film's title uses a familiar American phrase that means anything simple or easy, or alternately, a gullible sucker or pushover.
Groucho reportedly provided the following recipe to explain the title: "Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life." - from this review of the movie:

2. About the plot: it's not really supposed to make sense. Of course Margaret Dumont is careless with her money and they go to war for no reason, it's a satire.

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