After the tiny nation of Freedonia becomes bankrupt, Rufus T. Firefly is named president at the insistence of wealthy benefactor Mrs. Teasdale. When neighboring Sylvania is revealed to have designs on Freedonia and Mrs. Teasdale, the countries must go head to head.
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The Marx Brothers' unique brand of Vaudevillian anarchy made this rapid-fire comedy about a wealthy widow who refuses to donate any more money to the struggling nation of Freedonia unless her own sarcastic, hapless choice is elected president, one of the greatest comedies of all time. Inspired banter from start to finish, with brilliantly sustained comic wit.