Groucho in the epic last scene of "Duck Soup"
"Duck Soup" is the funnest movie I've ever seen. It also has had the most raucous crowd of any movie I've seen at both the Brattle Theater and the Coolidge Cornter Theater. The movie is number 68 on AFI's top 100 movies and it comes in at number 5 on AFI's Funniest Movies list.
The Marx Brothers' Duck Soup is a frantic, funny satire with rapid-fire gags and some of the most inspired physical comedy ever to hit the screen. Now considered a comic masterpiece, the movie underperformed with critics and the box office when it came out in 1933, skewering fascism, petty dictators and warmongering. Time has proven it the best of the Marx Brothers' movies.
It Is Great Political Satire
The Great Movie Project talks about how it was hilarious, but it is also one of the most effective political satire movies ever made:
Here's a few of the great scenes in the film.
Groucho Being Hard on Mrs. Teasdale – Ouch!
There's a real edge to alot of Groucho's humor. Here's a great example with the video below.
The Mirror Scene
The Cross Examination
The pace on this matches the movie.