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Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  29 June 1934 (USA)
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Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.



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Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Edna May Oliver


Complete credited cast:
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Mary Ann
Noah Beery ...
The Baron
Robert Greig ...
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The Baron's Friend


Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.

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Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

29 June 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bambas da Idade Média  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were originally scheduled to star in a college spoof entitled "Frat Heads", but with the success of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's The Devil's Brother (1933) and Roman Scandals (1933) with Eddie Cantor, RKO decided to make a costume period piece. All that remains of "Frat Heads" are a few publicity stills. See more »


Bob: Hi there, Jen! Doggone, what a beautiful dress you have on!
Lady Genevieve: My dressmaker says it's the coming thing.
Bob: Heh! It must be coming--because there's a lot of it that hasn't arrived yet.
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Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »


(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Carmen Lombardo and Johnny Green
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Costume Capers With Mr. Wheeler & Mr. Woolsey
26 November 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Duke's fleeing fiancée & a brutal Baron's wayward wife find unexpected help from two COCKEYED CAVALIERS.

This was the most lavish film to star the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey (Bert Wheeler is the short fellow with the curly hair; Robert Woolsey is the skinny guy with the cigar) and it is a funny, frantic farce from start to finish. With a plot full of mistaken identities, distressed damsels, ferocious boars & goofy chases, Director Mark Sandrich never allows the pace to slow down for long.

Pert Dorothy Lee & beautiful, doomed Thelma Todd more than hold their own with the Boys and their antics. Robert Greig, as the Duke, is the perfect picture of a very obese sensualist. Noah Beery, as the Baron, is wonderful, as usual, as a beefy bully.

Movie mavens will spot Franklin Pangborn as a harmonious town crier and Billy Gilbert as a jolly innkeeper, both unbilled.

The Boys introduce the boisterous tavern song 'And The Big Bad Wolf Was Dead' - during which Beery gets to unleash his impressive basso profundo. Miss Lee & Hot Toddy join the Boys in trilling 'Dilly Dally.'

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