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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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(as Edward Cline)

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(dialogue), (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Queen Carlotta: Your majesty... next week you will get your face on all coins of the realm!
Zander U. Parkhurst: Never mind gettin' my face on 'em - what I want to do is get my hands on 'em!
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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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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cracked Nuts (1931)

* (out of 4)

This was my second Wheeler and Woosley flick and it'll probably be my last for a while. This film has pretty much been forgotten except it does feature Boris Karloff is one of his non-monster 1931 roles. In the film, Woosley wins the throne of a small country in a dice game but gives it to Wheeler who wants it to impress the aunt of his girlfriend. I somewhat enjoyed the duo's Mummy's Boys but this film here was just dreadful. There were a few funny lines but the rest of the film was rather hard to get through. Karloff is wasted as is Dorothy Lee. One interesting aspect is Lee who does some voice effects, which would later be used by Curly of The Three Stooges.


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