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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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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)

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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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Preserved by the Library of Congress.See more »
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Chow-Chow:I wish I were in China by my wife. Who I hate.See more »
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Quest for Peace, 29 June 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Diplomaniacs finds Wheeler&Woolsey as a pair of barbers who open up a shop on an Indian reservation where the residents don't grow beards and also do their own haircuts on themselves and others. Business ain't good but their gift for gab has them chosen as delegates to a world peace conference.

The Twenties and early Thirties abounded in conferences and treaties and pacts all in the hope of avoiding another World War. It was a great subject for satire as was shown over at Paramount the same year with the Marx Brothers Duck Soup. Seeing Diplomaniacs the comparisons are obvious.

No one goes to war here, but munitions manufacturer Louis Calhern wants to make sure the option is kept open. Bert and Bob have their instructions and he's going to stop them, aided and abetted by the 'Chinaman' as played by Hugh Herbert.

I did love the casting of Edgar Kennedy as the chair of the Peace Conference in Geneva. The most notoriously inpatient man in the history of the cinema, Kennedy strikes the right note here

The minstrel number at the end was offensive and if it weren't for that Diplomaniacs might rank as high and be as well known as Duck Soup. Still it's a great showcase for Wheeler&Woolsey and those who want to get acquainted with their comedy stylings can do no better than to check this out.

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