6.1/10
56
4 user 2 critic

Silly Billies (1936)

Approved | | 20 March 1936 (USA)

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Cuckoos (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two phony fortune tellers get mixed up with gypsies.

Director: Paul Sloane
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee
The Nitwits (1935)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar stand and get mixed up in the murder of a song publisher.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Fred Keating
High Flyers (1937)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Lupe Velez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This wacky vaudeville-style romp casts the irreverent comedy team as feuding co-owners of a drug company.

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie Lord
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Roscoe the Rainmaker is invited to California (with sidekick "Billy") to relieve a terrible dry spell and to save the community from an unscrupulous businessman who stands to profit from ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Mary Carlisle
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two young lovers are building their house, but their relatives don't stop interfering, finally cutting off the young man's income and alienating them, but he is impressing everybody by ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee, Roscoe Ates
Cracked Nuts (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd
Peach-O-Reno (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A carnival huckster and his 17-year-old foster daughter try to be accepted by the townspeople when she and a handsome lad fall in love.

Director: Clyde Bruckman
Stars: Robert Woolsey, Anita Louise, John Darrow
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Roy Banks
...
Dr. Philip 'Painless' Pennington
...
Mary Blake
...
Hank Bewley
...
Trigger
Chief Thunderbird ...
Chief Cyclone
Delmar Watson ...
Martin
...
John Little
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extrações Sem Dor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not as bad as I'd been led to believe
16 February 2007 | by (Lebanon, Penna.) – See all my reviews

I've been watching Wheeler and Woolsey movies for about fifteen years, but was only able to see this one just last month. First, many thanks to TCM for allowing this film to be shown--finally!

That being said, I must say that I was prepared to be entirely disappointed with this film. I had seen nothing but negative reviews or comments about it. In contradistinction to this, I was surprised that I did actually enjoy the film. I might even go so far to say that it is one of the best of W & W's "last five" films.

The film's first half had a certain quirkiness that did not exactly produce bellyfuls, but that had an agreeable sardonic aspect. The second half was less satisfying, but I could not help thinking that it seemed odd for the duo to be involved in a rather realistic plot, as opposed to the feathery things that usually provide the excuse for their antics.

Thus, it seemed that the boys were participating in the real world for once, in this film anyway. I might only add the musical number was most agreeable, and leave any future viewer with the impression that this film is the post-code equivalent of "Caught Plastered" (1931), some silly lines, and a tired plot, but with good effort. I'm sure that some W & W fans might object to this analogy, but it's the best that I can make with their earlier work.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?