A Year: Day to Day Men: 17th of November, Solar Year 2017

On November 17, 1933, Paramount Pictures releases “Duck Soup” directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers. While contemporaneous critics of Duck Soup felt it did not quite meet the standards of its predecessors, critical opinion has evolved and the film has since achieved the status of a classic.

“Duck Soup” is now considered among critics to be a masterpiece of comedy, and the Marx Brothers’ finest film. The United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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