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    Description

    Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933). French Affiche (23" X 31").
    Anarchic humor reigns supreme in this madcap political farce, containing a satire so strong that Benito Mussolini himself banned the film from Italian distribution, much to the Brothers' delight. Though deemed a masterwork of comedy today, Duck Soup received only tepid reception at its original release, its high-strung antics and political cynicism falling flat to depression-weary audiences. Regardless, the film has become a beloved classic around the world and is undoubtedly one of the greatest moments in the Marx Brothers' careers. Heritage is thrilled to present this rare original French affiche for the first time, featuring a more literal interpretation of the playful title. In excellent condition, there has been only light touchup to the folds, a minor tear at the bottom left, and pinholes in the borders. There is one unaddressed pinhole in each of the left corners. Very Fine+ on Linen.


    Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.

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