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What! No Beer?
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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Hopkins (original story by)
Carey Wilson (screen play by)
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Release Date:
10 February 1933 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THE NATIONAL LAUGH-FEST! (original herald - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent slapstick See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Buster Keaton ... Elmer J. Butts

Jimmy Durante ... Jimmy Potts
Roscoe Ates ... Schultz (as Rosco Ates)
Phyllis Barry ... Hortense
John Miljan ... Butch Lorado
Henry Armetta ... Tony
Edward Brophy ... Spike Moran
Charles Dunbar ... Mulligan
Charles Giblyn ... Chief
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney Bracey ... Dr. Smith (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Cop (uncredited)
James Donlan ... Al (uncredited)
Billy Engle ... Beer Drinker (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Moran's Henchman (uncredited)
Pat Harmon ... Moran's Henchman (uncredited)

George Irving ... Politician (uncredited)
Al Jackson ... Stool Pigeon (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Banker Jordan (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Police Chemist (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Passer-By (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Barber (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Moran's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Sedgwick 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Hopkins (original story by)

Carey Wilson (screen play by)

Jack Cluett (additional dialogue by)

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Wenstrom (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Production Management
Edward Brophy .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hugh Boswell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Other crew
Al Hirschfeld .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
65 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Referenced in Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Excellent slapstick, 6 December 2004
Author: SoftKitten80 from not stated

I found this movie to be highly entertaining. Durante and Keaton are marvelous together. It is a shame more people don't know about this little gem. Keaton especially is so endearing and so believable. The gowns and furs on the leading lady were outstanding, the height of art deco elegance. Unrealistic for a gangster's moll, but extremely elegant. The cut of one of the dresses was just amazing. The movie moves along at a quick pace, and is just the right length. It is reminiscent of The Lavender Hill Mob, a group of endearing, comedic men trying to pull off a caper. It could also be viewed as a piece of history as it was filmed right around prohibition time.

Surely something all beer lovers would enjoy, the enthusiasm of all that beer.

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