Duck Soup quotes

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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey
Writer: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genre: comedy, musical
Year: 1933
MetaScore: 93/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 17 Nov 1933
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations

109 Clips & Quotes

Not that I care - Duck Soup 01:16 Not that I care I can see you right now in the kitchen - Duck Soup 00:25 I can see you right now in the kitchen I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it - Duck Soup 00:25 I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head... I didn't come here to be insulted - Duck Soup 00:22 I didn't come here to be insulted And look like an idiot - Duck Soup 01:21 And look like an idiot We'll give them shorter hours - Duck Soup 00:45 We'll give them shorter hours Something must be done - Duck Soup 00:42 Something must be done We've been expecting you - Duck Soup 00:56 We've been expecting you That covers a lot of ground - Duck Soup 01:48 That covers a lot of ground Here is the Treasury Department's report - Duck Soup 00:47 Here is the Treasury Department's report I want a full detailed report of your investigation - Duck Soup 01:10 I want a full detailed report of your investigation You're a brave man - Duck Soup 00:42 You're a brave man Which is probably more than she ever did - Duck Soup 00:23 Which is probably more than she ever did Now I aska you one - Duck Soup 00:42 Now I aska you one Enclosed find check for  500 - Duck Soup 00:36 Enclosed find check for 500 Calling all nations - Duck Soup 01:13 Calling all nations I'll teach you to kick me - Duck Soup 00:17 I'll teach you to kick me Your Excellency - Duck Soup 00:54 Your Excellency I am willing to do anything to prevent this war - Duck Soup 00:31 I am willing to do anything to prevent this war Members of the cabinet - Duck Soup 00:47 Members of the cabinet And never darken my towels again - Duck Soup 00:17 And never darken my towels again Do you want to be a public nuisance - Duck Soup 00:21 Do you want to be a public nuisance Message from the front - Duck Soup 00:57 Message from the front I'll see my lawyer about this as soon as he graduates from law school - Duck Soup 00:19 I'll see my lawyer about this as soon as he graduates from... I could dance with you until the cows come home - Duck Soup 00:32 I could dance with you until the cows come home If any form of pleasure is exhibited - Duck Soup 01:30 If any form of pleasure is exhibited To the House of Representatives - Duck Soup 00:21 To the House of Representatives I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino - Duck Soup 03:14 I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino We've got to get rid of that man at once - Duck Soup 02:01 We've got to get rid of that man at once How would you like a job in the mint - Duck Soup 00:24 How would you like a job in the mint Notables from every country are gathered here in your honor - Duck Soup 00:41 Notables from every country are gathered here in your honor As chairman of the reception committee - Duck Soup 00:26 As chairman of the reception committee You old skinflint - Duck Soup 01:15 You old skinflint I don't think so - Duck Soup 00:28 I don't think so Awfully decent of you to drop in today - Duck Soup 01:04 Awfully decent of you to drop in today There isn't time to dig trenches - Duck Soup 00:56 There isn't time to dig trenches Maybe you can suggest something - Duck Soup 00:43 Maybe you can suggest something Secretary of War - Duck Soup 00:22 Secretary of War Have we been trailing Firefly - Duck Soup 00:39 Have we been trailing Firefly But I asked you to dig up something I can use against Firefly - Duck Soup 00:30 But I asked you to dig up something I can use against... Now that you're Secretary of War - Duck Soup 00:48 Now that you're Secretary of War That sort of testimony we can eliminate - Duck Soup 00:27 That sort of testimony we can eliminate Sounds to me like mice - Duck Soup 00:12 Sounds to me like mice Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you - Duck Soup 00:57 Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you How about taking up the tax - Duck Soup 00:35 How about taking up the tax Careful with the water - Duck Soup 00:20 Careful with the water What can this mug offer you - Duck Soup 00:43 What can this mug offer you You're fighting for this woman's honor   which is probably more than she ever did - Duck Soup 00:23 You're fighting for this woman's honor which is probably... Here's another one I picked up in a dance hall - Duck Soup 00:27 Here's another one I picked up in a dance hall A telegram for you - Duck Soup 00:21 A telegram for you I will not stand for anything that's crooked or unfair - Duck Soup 00:51 I will not stand for anything that's crooked or unfair I wanted to get a writ of habeas corpus - Duck Soup 00:27 I wanted to get a writ of habeas corpus That's a good quarter cigar - Duck Soup 00:18 That's a good quarter cigar But there's one man too many in this room - Duck Soup 00:20 But there's one man too many in this room There goes my gun - Duck Soup 00:11 There goes my gun You didn't shadow Firefly - Duck Soup 00:31 You didn't shadow Firefly Mister you no understand - Duck Soup 00:54 Mister you no understand Come on up here - Duck Soup 00:15 Come on up here This letter's the work of Trentino - Duck Soup 00:41 This letter's the work of Trentino I'll take a vacation - Duck Soup 01:11 I'll take a vacation Give me a number from one to ten - Duck Soup 00:18 Give me a number from one to ten When were you born - Duck Soup 00:41 When were you born That's a no good too - Duck Soup 00:51 That's a no good too There is a machine gun nest near Hill 28 - Duck Soup 00:38 There is a machine gun nest near Hill 28 This is the only way to travel - Duck Soup 00:15 This is the only way to travel I've said enough - Duck Soup 00:19 I've said enough The future of Freedonia rest on you - Duck Soup 00:46 The future of Freedonia rest on you I want to present to you Ambassador Trentino of Sylvania - Duck Soup 00:44 I want to present to you Ambassador Trentino of Sylvania I want you to meet a very charming lady - Duck Soup 00:19 I want you to meet a very charming lady What are you thinking of - Duck Soup 00:27 What are you thinking of Maybe I am a little headstrong - Duck Soup 00:45 Maybe I am a little headstrong The Honorable Secretary of Finance and Parties - Duck Soup 00:16 The Honorable Secretary of Finance and Parties I suppose you would think me a sentimental old fluff - Duck Soup 00:44 I suppose you would think me a sentimental old fluff You remember you gave us a picture of this man and said - Duck Soup 00:44 You remember you gave us a picture of this man and said Let me out of here - Duck Soup 00:19 Let me out of here Get me headquarters - Duck Soup 00:10 Get me headquarters I'll see you at the opera tonight - Duck Soup 00:29 I'll see you at the opera tonight Has four pair of pants - Duck Soup 00:47 Has four pair of pants That was for you again - Duck Soup 00:27 That was for you again I'm glad you ask me - Duck Soup 00:58 I'm glad you ask me Look at Chicolini - Duck Soup 00:18 Look at Chicolini For heaven's sake - Duck Soup 00:24 For heaven's sake I danced before Napoleon - Duck Soup 00:30 I danced before Napoleon Last night two snipers crept into our machine gun nest and laid an egg - Duck Soup 00:54 Last night two snipers crept into our machine gun nest and... His Excellency's car - Duck Soup 00:13 His Excellency's car The man doesn't live who can call a Firefly an upstart - Duck Soup 00:44 The man doesn't live who can call a Firefly an upstart Why don't you marry me - Duck Soup 00:29 Why don't you marry me Freedonia's going to war - Duck Soup 00:20 Freedonia's going to war Your partner's deserted us - Duck Soup 00:35 Your partner's deserted us Any answer to that message - Duck Soup 00:12 Any answer to that message Land of the Brave and Free - Duck Soup 00:11 Land of the Brave and Free Pop goes the weasel - Duck Soup 00:54 Pop goes the weasel And what do I get - Duck Soup 01:06 And what do I get If it's not asking too much - Duck Soup 01:15 If it's not asking too much He's some smart dog - Duck Soup 00:28 He's some smart dog But where is your husband - Duck Soup 01:18 But where is your husband But I can't see the stove - Duck Soup 00:28 But I can't see the stove I welcome you with open arms - Duck Soup 00:29 I welcome you with open arms Here are the plans of war - Duck Soup 00:56 Here are the plans of war I'm not sure I'm seeing you now - Duck Soup 00:29 I'm not sure I'm seeing you now The ambassador's here on a friendly visit - Duck Soup 01:30 The ambassador's here on a friendly visit I'll hold your seat till you get there - Duck Soup 00:22 I'll hold your seat till you get there And I think it's you - Duck Soup 00:24 And I think it's you He's a spy and I'm a spy - Duck Soup 00:45 He's a spy and I'm a spy I want him to find out a something - Duck Soup 00:59 I want him to find out a something I wanna scare the cabinet - Duck Soup 00:19 I wanna scare the cabinet Whatever you do - Duck Soup 00:25 Whatever you do Why weren't the original indictment papers placed in my portfolio - Duck Soup 00:54 Why weren't the original indictment papers placed in my... Let me out of here or throw me a magazine - Duck Soup 00:19 Let me out of here or throw me a magazine

Cast

(as The Four Marx Brothers) - The Marx Brothers
Rufus T. Firefly - Groucho Marx
Pinky - Harpo Marx
Chicolini - Chico Marx
Bob Roland - Zeppo Marx
Gloria Teasdale - Margaret Dumont
Vera Marcal - Raquel Torres
Ambassador Trentino - Louis Calhern
Zander - Edmund Breese
Sylvanian Agitator (as Leonid Kinsky) - Leonid Kinskey
Prosecutor - Charles Middleton
Lemonade Vendor - Edgar Kennedy
Officer at Battle Headquarters - Wade Boteler
Mrs. Teasdale's Butler - Sidney Bracey
Officer in Battle Sequence - E.H. Calvert
Minister of Finance #2 - Davison Clark
Reception Guest - Louise Closser Hale
Dignitary at Reception - Joseph Crehan
Reception Guest - Carrie Daumery
Minister - Mario Dominici
Reception Guest - Maude Turner Gordon
Trentino's Blonde Secretary - Verna Hillie
Secretary of Labor - Edward LeSaint
Freedonia's Secretary of War #1 - Edwin Maxwell
Judge #3 - Eric Mayne
Minister - Edmund Mortimer
Bridegroom at Firefly's Reception - Dennis O'Keefe
Agitator - Leo Sulky
Trench Officer - Ben Taggart
Palace Guard - Dale Van Sickel
Minister - Charles West
Reception Guest - Florence Wix
Minister of Finance #1 - William Worthington