Duck Soup (1933)
BFI Comedy Genius at The Regal.
We’re delighted that this screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is part of the BFI Comedy Genius season – the UK’s greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy.
To help you get the most out of the evening, the film will be introduced by the talented local comedian Andrew White from the Fordingbridge Comedy Club, informative and amusing programme notes will be provided, and expect appropriate decorations and drinks! Best of all, we know finances feel a little stretched after Christmas so, tickets are only £5!
This Marx brothers comedy sees the tiny nation of Freedonia going bankrupt as its wealthy benefactor Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country’s president.
Sensing a weakness in leadership, the bordering nation of Sylvania sends in spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx) to set the stage for a revolution. As Firefly clashes with the Sylvanian ambassador (Louis Calhern), plenty of mayhem ensues, and the countries verge on all-out war.
“Unpredictable, hilarious, and completely deranged” – BBC ★★★★★
“Brazen satire of tinpot nationalism” – The Guardian ★★★★
“The Marx brothers on top form with their quickfire comedy and banter” EMPIRE ★★★★★