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Cracked Nuts (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 18 April 1931 (USA)
To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup ... See full summary »

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To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup d'etat. He tries to achieve this with a bomb, but then something goes wrong... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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king | aunt | minister | wedding | scam | See All (23) »

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Put on your squirrel coat and come on down, it's Nut time again!

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Comedy | Romance

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18 April 1931 (USA)  »

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Doidos Varridos  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Quotes

Minnie Van Arden: I have an idea you broke into this apartment.
Wendell Graham: No man with any sense would do a thing like that!
Minnie Van Arden: How do you know what a man with any sense would do?
Wendell Graham: Well, you've got me there.
Minnie Van Arden: Don't stand there acting like a fool!
Wendell Graham: I'm not acting.
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Dance
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung and Danced by Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee
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A bevy of one liners equal harmless fun
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While not their best, this harmless 65 minute feature puts Wheeler and Woolsey dead center, rather than using them in supporting roles. It's no great comedy, but is quite pleasant and passes the time. It's really a series of two person one liners. Woolsey is constantly amusing opposite Leni Stengel as Queen Carlotta (Have you ever seriously considered marriage? she asks. Certainly, he replies, that's why I'm single.) We know we're in for chuckles when the first gag is a visual one- the camera moving in on the apartment house where Aunt Minnie stays - the name is Venus De Milo Arms. As Aunt Minnie announces, "Stop talking while I'm interrupting you." we spin into the plot, nicely laid out by other reviewers on this site. Outstanding is the battle plan sequence, where towns are named "What" and "Which," etc., while Woolsey fumes in exasperation.

Lots of fun, especially the concluding bombing sequence. "As Caesar says, All roads lead to rum."


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