the late president, is greeting the newcomers. The room is
Teasdale, she is talking with a notable. In the near back-
change of disapproving glances.
It is so good of you to come.
First Cabinet Member
Mrs. Teasdale, as members of Freedonia's cabinet, we do not
approve of your choice. Who is this Rufus T. Firefly?
Second Cabinet Member
(Waving aloft a paper)
tating the policies of our peace-loving country.
Third Cabinet Member
Reconsider, Mrs. Teasdale, before it is too late. The citi-
zens of Freedonia want a President!
mumble among themselves.
to the back of her hand, then introduces his companion.
Mrs. Teasdale..... my niece, Vera.
Without his country's financial aid --
What is money?
Mrs. Teasdale, for you -- I would do anything.
(Attempting to change the subject)
I am so anxious for you to meet our new dictator.
(Persistent in his flattery)
bit confused, much to the amusement of Vera, who laughingly
Mrs. Teasdale, my uncle's hopeless -- you've been the only
the announcement of a servant, off scene.
Oh, I must greet His Honor.
Duck Soup (1933)
Synopsis: Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933, it starred what were then billed as the "Four Marx Brothers" (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy. It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo, and the last of five Marx Brothers movies released by Paramount Pictures.