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Mummy's Boys (1936)

Two ditch diggers from New York join an archeological expedition to Egypt in hopes of striking it rich, unaware of the supposed curse.

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

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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Trivia

One of the screenwriters on Mummy's Boys was Philip G. Epstein, who would go on to co-author the script for Casablanca (1942). 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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Another sorry dud from Wheeler & Woolsey
23 January 2006 | by vandino1See all my reviews

This was the third to last film made by the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey and it's pretty weak stuff. Totally forgettable. As an Egyptian Mummy curse movie it at least has a dark and mysterious look to it, and is ably directed, but this is a comedy and it has the bad luck of having the "laughs" provided by W & W. Unless you have a fondness for stale vaudeville patter, you're not going to find much humor from the work of this trying team. There is a reason these guys are mostly forgotten: they weren't funny. But, oh, do THEY think they are. In film after film, including this one, the duo practically burst out laughing at their own antics. And this film was a financial flop when it came out; so much so that RKO even fired the director Fred Guiol right off the lot. He only managed to keep a career in Hollywood because of his pal, director George Stevens. Amazingly, this stale muffin was written by THREE writers. As one critic put it at the time: "Mummy's Boys" is a seven reel comedy that is eight reels too long." I would like to add that there is one Wheeler & Woolsey comedy that, to me, was actually pretty funny: 'Diplomaniacs.' It has a zany Marx Brothers feel to it and is very reminiscent of W.C. Fields' wacky film 'Million Dollar Legs.' Even Wheeler & Woolsey could score once, in my book.


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