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Trailers From Hell and John Landis Eat ‘Duck Soup’

Trailers From Hell and John Landis Eat 'Duck Soup'

Today on Trailers from Hell, John Landis talks the Marx Brothers’ classic, "Duck Soup."

"Duck Soup," arguably the Marx Brothers’ best film, is also one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made. Director Leo McCarey gave the picture a disciplined structure that still allowed his anarchistic stars plenty of room to wreak havoc, resulting in an absurdist comedy with an undercurrent of no-nonsense political commentary. This 1933 classic could be seen as the spiritual father of the darkly comic anti-war films that emerged in the sixties including "Dr. Strangelove" and "How I Won the War."

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