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On Again-Off Again (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 July 1937 (USA)
This wacky vaudeville-style romp casts the irreverent comedy team as feuding co-owners of a drug company.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
William Hobbs
Robert Woolsey ...
Claude Horton
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Florence Cole
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Gertie Green
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Nettie Horton
Paul Harvey ...
Mr. Applegate
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George Dilwig
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Tony
Maxine Jennings ...
Miss Meeker
Kitty McHugh ...
Miss Parker
Hal K. Dawson ...
Sanford
Alec Harford ...
Slip Grogan
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Mr. Green
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This wacky vaudeville-style romp casts the irreverent comedy team as feuding co-owners of a drug company.

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9 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ora, PĂ­lulas!  »

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$214,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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Trivia

Edward Peple's play, "A Pair of Sixes," opened at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in New York City on 17 March 1914 and closed in September 1914 after 207 performances, The opening night cast included Maude Eburne and Hale Hamilton. See more »

Quotes

William Hobbs: I'm just beginning to realize what a racket this butlering is. Why don't you become a butler? The rest'll do you good.
Claude Horton: Hobbs, as your master, I insist that you be miserable!
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Connections

Version of A Pair of Sixes (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

Thanks to You
(1937)
Music and Lyrics by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby
Performed by Bert Wheeler (uncredited)
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OK Wheeler and Woolsey Film
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The boys are partners in a pill company but they battle constantly. So their lawyer finally decides to settle it by a wrestling match. The loser has to serve the other as a valet. But what they don't know is that there is a take-over bid by a bankrupt company waiting to take advantage of their bickering.

Silly plot but there are few funny routines. As always Wheeler and Woolsey are breezy and at ease together. Supporting cast includes Esther Muir as Woolsey's wife, Marjorie Lord as Wheeler's girl friend, Paul Harvey as the take-over executive, Russell Hicks as the lawyer, Patricia Wilder as the vamp, and Pat Flaherty as the thug.


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