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Director:
Writers:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play) and
Henry Myers (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
12 May 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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truly hilarious! See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bert Wheeler ... Willy
Robert Woolsey ... Hercules
Marjorie White ... Dolores
Phyllis Barry ... Fifi

Louis Calhern ... Winkelreid

Hugh Herbert ... Chinaman
Edgar Kennedy ... Chairman - Peace Conference
Richard Carle ... Ship's Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alexander ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Schmerzenschmerzen (uncredited)
Neal Burns ... Delegate to Peace Conference (uncredited)
Shirley Chambers ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Butler (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Delegate to Peace Conference (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Yola d'Avril ... French Vamp (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Dead Dowager (uncredited)
Neely Edwards ... Puppenschmerzen (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Shaffner the Valet (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Pilot (uncredited)
Teddy Hart ... Puppenpuppen (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Dowager on Boat (uncredited)
Florence Ho ... Mrs. Chow Chow (uncredited)
William Irving ... Schmerzenpuppen (uncredited)
Alfred P. James ... Attendant (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Jack Leonard ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Miki Morita ... Delegrate to Peace Conference (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Indian (uncredited)
Lon Poff ... Bald Adoop Indian (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Bearded Prospector (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Schultz ... Delegate to Peace Conference (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Delegate to Peace Conference (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... French Apache (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play) and
Henry Myers (screen play)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (from an original story by)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... executive producer
Sam Jaffe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (music director)
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Edward Cronjager (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (film editor)
 
Set Decoration by
Alfred Herman (settings) (as Al Herman)
Van Nest Polglase (settings)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Killy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recordist
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert De Grasse .... camera operator (uncredited)
George E. Diskant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry J. Wild .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Harry Akst .... music and lyrics by
Edward Eliscu .... music and lyrics by
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Eddie Sharpe .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Larry Ceballos .... dance numbers staged by
 
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Runtime:
61 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Preserved by the Library of Congress.See more »
Quotes:
Hercules Glub:You speak-um English?
Indian Chief:Not terribly fluently. I was at Oxford for four years, and while I'm fairly conversant with the classics, my ear has not yet become attuned to your Americanisms.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sing To MeSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
truly hilarious!, 13 May 2006
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

DIPLOMANIACS is a really really funny 1933 film drawing happy comparison to Marx Bros and Euro-operetta farces of the Depression era. Deliberately as silly as possible with every race stereotype copping a hilarious racist pre code raspberry... even the squadron of French maids who un dress W&W out of their nighties and into hideous check streetwear and stovepipe hats. Everyone cops it and every character is playing unrestrained lunacy to the hilt. Instead of me carrying on about it, make sure you read the 'moviediva' link in the external comments panel along with the very informative other comments here. There is a wealth of information and insight into this forgotten but genuinely hilarious comedy team who seemed to toss very camp humor, cross dressing, insults, demented songs and skirt chasing into every conceivable mix in all their films. I have managed to see about 7 of their films and this so far is the best, fastest and outrageous. They often screen on late night TV in Australia where one channel seems to have almost every RKO pic from 1929-1946. DIPLOMANIACS has a terrific cast and a strong music score. I also love the Monogram pic of 1934 KING KELLY OF THE USA which joins this and DUCK SOUP with MILLION DOLLAR LEGS which you can read all about in other comments and the moviediva link. Enjoy!

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