YMMV: Duck Soup

  • Magnum Opus: For The Marx Brothers. This is easily their most memorable and heavily quoted film of all time.
  • Values Dissonance: Back when the film was first released, the notion of a wealthy elite using their money to force changes to a government, including arbitrarily picking the country's new leadership, seemed like a novel idea. Nowadays, it's a nightmare to folks on both the right and the left.
  • Vindicated by History: The film was considered a flop: despite reasonable success, it didn't do as well as their previous films at the box office and led to their being dropped by Paramount and moving to MGM.