Duck Soup on TCM

printducksoup4654Be sure to get all your ducks set up in a row! On Tuesday April 26th at 9:15am TCM will be broadcasting the classic Marx Brothers comedy Duck Soup. Considered by many to be the team’s best film, it’s a no holds barred, anarchistic, satire on war, politics and bureaucrats ranking up there with Dr. Strangelove and The Great Dictator.


War is viewed as an insane idiots game.

Rufus T. Firefly: You’re a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you’re out there risking you’re life and limb through shot and shell, we’ll be in here thinking what a sap you are.


Ambassador Trentino : I am  willing to do anything to prevent this war.

Rufus T. Firefly: It’s too late. I’ve already paid a month’s rent on the battlefield.

You can read more about Duck Soup in my book, Lessons in the Dark, available at as an ebook on

Most of all, check out the film on TCM Tuesday at 9:15Et.






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