Family Flicks Film Series: Duck Soup

Family Flicks Film Series: Duck Soup

Recommended for ages 7+*

When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country’s president. The neighboring country of Sylvania sends two spies—Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx)—to set the stage for a revolution. Filled with genius gags and physical comedy, this satirical romp represents the Marx Brothers at their absolute finest. (1933, dir. Leo McCarey, 35mm, 70 min.)

*All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby. 

Family Flicks Film Series

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.

Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional funding is provided by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.