Posts Tagged ‘duck soup’

Groucho Marx (Rufus T. Firefly), Harpo Marx (Pinky), Chico Marx (Chicolini). Screenplay by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Directed by Leo McCarey. Rating: U. Running time: 68 minutes. Proclaimed as the ultimate Marx brothers film and for good reason, Duck Soup is a ferocious 60 minutes of non-stop gags of the visual and audible variety. […]

Louise Lasser (Nancy), Woody Allen (Fielding Mellish). Directed by Woody Allen. Screenplay by Woody Allen and Mickey Rose. Rating: 15. Running time: 82 minutes. I’m not going to pretend my insights into this film are profound. I just thought Bananas was indeed bananas, and I didn’t think it was funny. Everyone else seems to view it […]

It is a strange thing to try and review a Marx film on its own. I could comment with ease on their efforts holistically: time after time they produced stupidly funny films packed with one-line wit, visual gags and humorous sing-a-longs. They are always, quite simply, a joy to watch; a chance to escape from […]