“Duck Soup” quotes(1933)
Plot – After the death of the president, the city of Freedonia faces a serious economic crisis. Mrs. Teasdale promises to fill in the coffers of the state if Rufus Firefly, her fiel confidant, will be elected as the new president, even if he governs alternating anarchy and dictatorship. The neighbor state of Sylvania hires two eccentric spies, Chicolini and Pinky, to spy Rufus. He welcomes them among his employees. A war between the two cities is approaching and Rufus, along with his helpers, will lead Freedonia to an unnecessary victory.
All actors – Brothers The Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Arnold, Wade Boteler, Sidney Bracey, E.H. Calvert, Davison Clark, Louise Closser Hale, Carrie Daumery, Mario Dominici, Maude Turner Gordon, Verna Hillie, Edward LeSaint, George MacQuarrie, Edwin Maxwell, Eric Mayne, Edmund Mortimer, Dennis O'Keefe, Leo Sulky, Frederick Sullivan, Dale Van Sickel, Florence Wix, William Worthingtonshow all
“Duck Soup” Quotes 29 quotes
“- Rufus T. Firefly: You do suggest something. To me you suggest a baboon.
- Ambassador Trentino: What?!
- Rufus T. Firefly: I'm sorry I said that. It isn't fair to the rest of the baboons.”
“- Rufus T. Firefly: Do you realize our army is facing disastrous defeat? What do you intend to do about it?
- Chicolini: I've done it already.
- Rufus T. Firefly: You've done what?
- Chicolini: I've changed to the other side.”
“- Mrs. Gloria Teasdale: I was with him to the very end.
- Rufus T. Firefly: No wonder he passed away.”
“- Chicolini: I think we should have a standing army.
- Rufus T. Firefly: Why should we have a standing army?
- Chicolini: Because then we save money on chairs.”
“You're fighting for this woman's honor - which is probably more than she ever did.”
“- Bob Roland: General Smith reports a gas attack. He wants to know what to do.
- Rufus T. Firefly: Tell him to take a teaspoonful of bicarbonate baking soda and a half a glass of water.”
“- Mrs. Gloria Teasdale: The eyes of the world are upon you. Notables from every country are gathered here in your honor. This is a gala day for you.
- Rufus T. Firefly: A gal a day is enough for me.”
“Chicolini, you're charged with high treason, and if found guilty, you'll be shot.”
“- Bob Roland: Message from the front, sir.
- Rufus T. Firefly: Oh, I'm sick of messages from the front. Don't we ever get a message from the side?”
“I'll see my lawyer about this as soon as he graduates from law school!”
“- Freedonia's Secretary of War #1: I give all my time and energy to my duties, and what do I get?
- Rufus T. Firefly: You get awfully tiresome after a while!”
“- Chicolini: I wouldn't go out there unless I had one of those big iron things that go up and down. What do you call those things?
- Rufus T. Firefly: Tanks.
- Chicolini: You're welcome.”
“- Mrs. Gloria Teasdale: I want to present to you Ambassador Trentino of Sylvania. Having him with us today is indeed a great pleasure.
- Ambassador Trentino: Thank you, but I can't stay very long.
- Rufus T. Firefly: That's even a greater pleasure.”
“- Rufus T. Firefly: Lieutenant, why weren't the original indictment papers placed in my portfolio?
- Bob Roland: Why, uh, I didn't think those papers were important at this time, Your Excellency.
- Rufus T. Firefly: You didn't think they were important? Do you realize I had my dessert wrapped in those papers?”