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Mummy's Boys (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 2 October 1936 (USA)
Two ditch diggers from New York join an archeological expedition to Egypt in hopes of striking it rich, unaware of the supposed curse.

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Fred Guiol

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Jack Townley (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Stanley Wright
Robert Woolsey ... Aloysius C. Whittaker
Barbara Pepper ... Mary Browning
Moroni Olsen ... Dr. Edward Sterling
Frank M. Thomas ... Phillip Browning
Willie Best ... Catfish
Francis McDonald ... Rasheed Bey
Frank Lackteen ... Second Oriental
Charles Coleman ... Kendall
Mitchell Lewis ... Haroun Pasha
Frederick Burton ... Professor Edwards
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Two ditch diggers from New York join an archeological expedition to Egypt in hopes of striking it rich, unaware of the supposed curse.

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Comedy | Horror | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Cavação See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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From an exhibitor speaking to the trade journal Motion Picture Herald: "The poorest picture this team has turned out. I can't understand why the producers don't give this famous team some story to work on. They are just as good as they ever were if given half a chance, but this last story couldn't get a laugh in a feeble-minded institution." See more »

Goofs

Muslims can only have a maximum of four wives, yet, in the hotel lobby in Egypt, they meet a sheik who claims to have six wives. See more »

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minor league Wheeler and Woolsey
25 April 2006 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Although Mummy's Boys has its moments, and although it always a pleasure to see Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in a film, this one is really minor league after their run of greats in the pre-code early 1930s.

Here the boys play loafers who go to Cairo to help on an archaeological dig, aided and hindered by the lumbering Willie Best, a sort of poor man's Stepin Fetchit, and distracted by Barbara Pepper, a low level love interest for Bert, who has a habit of forgetting things here rather than stealing things as he did in Cockeyed Cavaliers.

Although Woolsey's reactions were predictable and a bit tiresome by this stage in the series, little Wheeler is as charming and cute as ever. There is no musical number, which is a shame, as the film drags somewhat without the distraction of some song 'n' dance.

Not the best W&W, and perhaps not the one to start with, but worth a look.


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