Cracking the (Pre) Code: Duck Soup

August 10, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street | Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 639-7515
Times: 6:30 PM to 7:40 PM
Admission: General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Area of Town: Museum District

A kind of anti-war movie (and one of the greatest comedies ever made), Duck Soup is irreverent in its satire that mocks militarism, politicians, and patriotism. Made when fascism and Nazism were gaining ground in Europe, the film’s contempt for warmongering still has relevance. Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont). 

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