Strand Arts Centre, Holywood Road
18th March: 4.30pm
Duck Soup is widely considered among critics to be a masterpiece of comedy, and the Marx Brothers’ finest film.
Join us for a special newly digitised screening of the film with an introduction from Ciáran Hanna.
When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country’s president. Sensing a weakness in leadership, the bordering nation of Sylvania sends in the spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx) to set the stage for a revolution. As Firefly clashes with the Sylvanian ambassador (Louis Calhern), plenty of mayhem ensues, and the countries verge on all-out war.