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Caught Plastered (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 5 September 1931 (USA)

Director:

William A. Seiter (as William Seiter)

Writers:

Douglas MacLean (by), Ralph Spence (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Tommy Tanner
Robert Woolsey ... Egbert G. Higginbothom
Dorothy Lee ... Peggy Morton
Lucy Beaumont ... Mother Talley
Jason Robards Sr. ... Harry Waters (as Jason Robards)
Charles Middleton ... Sheriff Flint (as Charles B. Middleton)
DeWitt Jennings ... Police Chief H.A. Morton (as De Witt Jennings)
Josephine Whittell ... Miss Newton
Jim Farley ... Clancy - a Policeman (as James Farley)
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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1931 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Quotes

Tommy Tanner: The manager came backstage and said he didn't allow profanity in his theatre.
Egbert G. Higginbothom: We didn't use any profanity.
Tommy Tanner: I know, but the audience did.
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Crazy Credits

During opening credits: Animated train sequence background with the engine making wacky movements in time with the opening musical theme. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Richard H. Gerard
Music by Harry Armstrong
Sung a cappella by Arthur Housman, Lee Moran and other drunks
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Delightful Wheeler & Woolsey Comedy
11 March 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

Two failed vaudevillians take on the task of helping a sweet old lady save her rundown drugstore from foreclosure. Reinvigorating the establishment with a lunch counter & live radio broadcast, they soon have the business thriving. However, when a crooked businessman attempts to smear the place as a speakeasy, will the boys be able to trace the bootleg liquor, or simply get CAUGHT PLASTERED?

Wheeler & Woolsey are in top form in this sadly neglected comedy. (Bert Wheeler is the curly-headed fellow, Robert Woolsey is the skinny, bespectacled one.) Always much fun to watch, they've got great dialogue here and they keep it coming rapid fire. Their gags at the expense of the drugstore patrons (society lady, nasty kid, effeminate gentleman, demanding diners) are often hilarious. Once very popular, it's a shame this delightful duo has been virtually forgotten.

Frequent co-star Dorothy Lee is still kewpie-doll cute. Lucy Beaumont is darling as the little old lady. Jason Robards Sr. is effective as the suave crook.


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