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<i>Duck Soup</i>. 1933. USA. Directed by Leo McCarey

Leo McCarey Program

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



Includes the following films:

  • We Faw Down

    1928. USA. Directed by Leo McCarey. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Silent. 20 min.

  • Wrong Again

    1929. USA. Directed by Leo McCarey. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Silent. 20 min.

  • Duck Soup

    1933. USA. Directed by Leo McCarey. With the Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres. 69 min.

Leo McCarey (1898–1969) entered the film business at the age of twenty and honed his immense talents making silent comedies for Hal Roach. He was largely responsible for the subtle integration of “Stan and Ollie,” and he went on to direct Eddie Cantor, Mae West, Harold Lloyd, Cary Grant, and Irene Dunne. Because of McCarey’s controlling influence, Duck Soup remains the funniest and most rewatchable of the Marx Brothers films.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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