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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 »
User Reviews:
Probably the best Wheeler & Woolsey film 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)

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 (uncredited)
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
Max Steiner .... musical director
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:
Dolores:Sing to me!
Willy Nilly:How about "One Hour with You"?
Dolores:Sure! But first - sing to me!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
On the BoulevardSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best Wheeler & Woolsey film, 31 July 2006
Author: vandino1 from United States

Not that I've seen them all, but considering the sorry comic quality of the many W&W films that I have seen, I'm personally delighted with this one and consider it their best. And most likely the scripting from Mankiewicz and Myers is the reason. They'd written the wacky insanity known as "Million Dollar Legs" (W.C. Fields) just before and kept up the same level of lunacy when they put this one together. A good thing because the loopy script provides W & W with plenty of funny moments removed from their usual stale vaudeville banter. The story itself is, like 'Million Dollar Legs,' almost indescribable. It's basically W&W as barbers on an Indian reservation(!) who end up going to the Geneva peace conference on behalf of the Indian tribe, with all manner of insane nonsense happening along the way. This nonsense includes: an Indian who speaks with an Oxford accent; arrows that fly in and out of the action from nowhere; a valet who exits out of a porthole instead of the door; Hugh Herbert playing a Chinese conspirator(!); people speaking and singing in pig Latin; Woolsey kissing a woman who swallows his smoking cigar; Edgar Kennedy playing the leader at the peace conference but wielding a tommygun; and a bomb exploding that transforms the cast into black-faced minstrels. Compared to their usual routinely handled and written comedies, this one is from another planet. It's a welcome place, and full of laughs.

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