3 2024

Marx Bros. Movie Night at EJC: Duck Soup

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Contact Eric Stern

$ Cost $ 3.00

Hooray for our three-week Marx Brothers Movie Night Series! Horsefeathers! A Night at the Opera! Duck Soup! (Vy a duck? Come and find out!) From vaudeville to motion pictures the famed comedy brothers are widely considered by critics, scholars and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. They are also funny.

All ages, by donation $3-$8/person, no one turned away for lack of funds

Duck Soup (1933) stars the four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo in his final film appearance) and also features Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy. In the film, Groucho portrays the newly installed president of the fictional country of Freedonia. Zeppo is his secretary, while Chico and Harpo are spies for the neighboring country of Sylvania. Relations between Groucho and the Sylvanian ambassador deteriorate during the film, eventually leading the two countries to war.