The fictional nation of Freedonia is almost bankrupt, but wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) is willing to give twenty million dollars to the country -- on the condition that they appoint modern thinker Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) as president. He's more than happy to take the job, even as he sings about being worse than the last ruler. He also sets about wooing Mrs. Teasdale: "Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first."
Reviewed by James Lynch