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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.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Edward Kaufman (by), Ben Holmes (by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Bert Winstanley
Robert Woolsey ... Robert Maltravers
Thelma Todd ... Lady Genevieve
Dorothy Lee ... Mary Ann Dale
Noah Beery ... Baron Moxford
Robert Greig ... The Duke of Weskit
Henry Sedley Henry Sedley ... Sir Thomas Markham
Alfred P. James Alfred P. James ... Squire Dan Dale (as Alf P. James)
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arme Riddere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Bob: Who's that big windjammer back there?
Tavern Wench: Oh, shhh. You better not let him hear you say that. He cracks men's skulls just for amusement.
Bob: I was just going to say, a very witty person. A merry wag, in deed.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title credit, the letters start out of line, then line up straight, then return to being off center. See more »

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Soundtracks

Coquette
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Music by Carmen Lombardo and Johnny Green
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Costume Capers With Mr. Wheeler & Mr. Woolsey
26 November 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Duke's fleeing fiancée & a brutal Baron's wayward wife find unexpected help from two COCKEYED CAVALIERS.

This was the most lavish film to star the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey (Bert Wheeler is the short fellow with the curly hair; Robert Woolsey is the skinny guy with the cigar) and it is a funny, frantic farce from start to finish. With a plot full of mistaken identities, distressed damsels, ferocious boars & goofy chases, Director Mark Sandrich never allows the pace to slow down for long.

Pert Dorothy Lee & beautiful, doomed Thelma Todd more than hold their own with the Boys and their antics. Robert Greig, as the Duke, is the perfect picture of a very obese sensualist. Noah Beery, as the Baron, is wonderful, as usual, as a beefy bully.

Movie mavens will spot Franklin Pangborn as a harmonious town crier and Billy Gilbert as a jolly innkeeper, both unbilled.

The Boys introduce the boisterous tavern song 'And The Big Bad Wolf Was Dead' - during which Beery gets to unleash his impressive basso profundo. Miss Lee & Hot Toddy join the Boys in trilling 'Dilly Dally.'


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