Divine Tragicomedies

The two movies that started Leo McCarey's amazing '30s run
by R. Emmet Sweeney   posted Sep 4, 2008

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I completely agree with Scaramouche. True McCarey/Marx was not an ideal ticket and when u watch Duck Soup it is difficult to beleive that there was a director on the set at all,but still to call it a "middling comedy" is well .... amazing.
Siva   posted 07.09.08

Duck Soup a "middling comedy"? Sorry, but this throws a spanner into the credibility of the entire essay.
Scaramouche   posted 06.09.08


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R. Emmet Sweeney writes a weekly column for Movie Morlocks, the official blog of Turner Classic Movies. He has also contributed to Film Comment, Time Out Chicago and The Believer.

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