The Social Secretary Duck Soup Cinema

  • 201 State St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 258-4141

A feminist satire of 1916 that remains relevant today has Norma Talmadge playing Mayme, an attractive woman who can’t keep a job because of unwanted advances from male clients. When she accepts a new job as social secretary to a wealthy family, she disguises herself as dowdy and ends up falling for the son of the house.

Organist: Jelani Eddington

Overture’s Duck Soup Cinema silent film series is nationally known for providing an authentic and rare silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in January 2018. As these films were released nearly a century ago, please be aware they may depict some of the theatric and social conventions of the time including material that may be considered socially insensitive today.

  • Times: Sat 2-4:30PM, 7-9:30PM
  • Admission: $3-$9