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Kentucky Kernels (1934)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 1934 (USA)
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The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Willie
Robert Woolsey ...
Elmer
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Gloria
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Spanky (as 'Spanky' McFarland)
Noah Beery ...
Colonel Wakefield
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Aunt Hannah (as Lucille LaVerne)
Willie Best ...
Buckshot (as Sleep 'n' Eat)
Margaret Dumont ...
Mrs. Baxter
Louis Mason ...
Judge Ezra
Paul Page ...
Jerry Bronson
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
Jeff Wakefield
Richard Alexander ...
Hank Wakefield
William Pawley ...
John Wakefield
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The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the little boy. But Spanky inherits a Kentucky fortune, so they head south to Banesville, where the Milfords and Wakefields are conducting a bitter feud. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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They've picked up the cash; the question is will they live long enough to spend it? See more »

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2 November 1934 (USA)  »

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Kentucky Kernels  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
In the score when 'Spanky' sits on Elmer's lap
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Inheriting A Feud
18 December 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey get themselves stuck with little Spanky McFarland. They're a couple of itinerant magicians and the last thing they need is a kid. But this might be a pot of gold because Spanky just could be the heir of the Milford estate in Kentucky.

But what the boys don't know is that in passing themselves off as Milfords as well, they're inheriting an old mountain feud with another clan called the Wakefields. Made even worse by the fact that poor Bert has fallen for Mary Carlisle the daughter of Wakefield family patriarch Noah Beery, Sr.

The boys are pretty resourceful though and the last twenty minutes or so with them, Willie Best and Spanky holding off a horde of Wakefields is pretty funny. Sad to say though that Willie Best's portrayal of Buckshot probably keeps Kentucky Kernels from having been shown too much on television for years.

Although Kentucky Kernels is funny, I'd see Abbott&Costello's Comin' Round the Mountain. A similar story without the racism.


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