Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sunday, September 24, 1933

Mother and I went to Sunday School and church. We had a watermelon. Went over to Raiferts'.

Duck Soup Poster
"Duck Soup"

Plot Summary: Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia
and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

The Marx Brothers' greatest and funniest masterpiece, the classic comedy Duck Soup (1933)
 is a short, but brilliant satire and lampooning of blundering dictatorial leaders, Fascism and
authoritarian government. The film, produced by Herman Mankiewicz, was prepared
during the crisis period of the Depression. Some of its clever gags and routines were taken from
 Groucho's and Chico's early 1930s radio show Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel. Working titles
for the film included Oo La La, Firecrackers, Grasshoppers, and Cracked Ice. 

NOTE: Happy Birthday, Shane!

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