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Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)

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

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Bert Wheeler ...
Bert Winstanley
Robert Woolsey ...
Robert Maltravers
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Lady Genevieve
Dorothy Lee ...
Mary Ann Dale
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Baron Moxford
Robert Greig ...
The Duke of Weskit
Henry Sedley ...
Sir Thomas Markham
Alfred P. James ...
Squire Dan Dale (as Alf P. James)
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Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.

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Comedy | Musical

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Arme Riddere  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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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 »

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Bob: Get that silly look off of your face! Every time you do that I know you're ready to lift something--and you promised me you weren't gonna steal another thing!
Bert: You know I can't help lifting things. It's a disease! Y'know, the doctor says that I'm a kleptomaniac.
Bob: Yeah, well why don't you take something for it?
Bert: I've taken everything. But you know, I don't really steal.
Bob: Aw, no, you don't steal--you just find a lot of things that haven't been lost, that's all!
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Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

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Dilly Dally
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Will Jason and Val Burton
Performed by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee, Robert Woolsey and Thelma Todd
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"No, you don't steal--you just find a lot of things that haven't been lost, that's all!"
8 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wheeler and Woolsey find themselves in the era of kings and castles, but that won't stop them. Wheeler can't help but steal everything he sees from jewelry to horses to carriages. It's a disease, after all, and the trance-like state that carries him away causes giggles among viewers. The two men impersonate two noble men including a doctor and go to the Baron (Noah Beery) to diagnose him. The Baron is gone for the time being, but the beautiful Lady Genevieve (Thelma Todd) is home. Marital bliss-- hooey! You'd find yourself calling "Yoo-hoo" too.

The beginning of the film is perhaps the funniest, which can feel a bit disappointing by the end, but really, there are great moments throughout. The music provides a great many laughs, and even though the transition into song is a bit awkward, the use of musical numbers illustrates the absurdity of the film. It is pure fun and nothing else. Fans of early comedy will delight. Now why aren't Wheeler and Woolsey better known?


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