Wed, 17 July 2013
In 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, audiences were seeking an escape from the woes of the world. This might be sufficient reason why the latest Marx Brothers comedy, Duck Soup, a slapstick social comedy attacking politicians and political systems alike tanked at the box office, driving one of the brothers to split from the group and the others to split from Paramount to the gates of MGM. But as time passed and the comedy team's work was re-evaluated, this film found second life both on television and the esteem of film critics and fanatics alike. But does this film deliver the goods or should it be sentenced to ten years in Leavenworth (or eleven years in Twelveworth)? Eric, Kent & Lobster travel to Freedonia to find out.
Show Notes: You can find the 3 Movie Buffs Review used in the podcast here
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