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On Again-Off Again (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 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:
... William Hobbs
... Claude Horton
... Florence Cole
... Gertie Green
... Nettie Horton
... Mr. Applegate
... George Dilwig
... Tony
... Miss Meeker
Kitty McHugh ... Miss Parker
Hal K. Dawson ... Sanford
Alec Harford ... Slip Grogan
... 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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Comedy | Musical

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9 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ora, Pílulas!  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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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: C'mon, drink your milk. It'll make your hair curly.
Claude Horton: I hate curly hair. I don't even like rosy cheeks!
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Connections

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

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Thanks to You
(1937)
Music and Lyrics by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby
Performed by Bert Wheeler (uncredited)
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The pill or the color?
12 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched On Again Off Again in its entirety the next to last film that the team of Wheeler&Woolsey did for RKO in the Thirties before realizing that we never did find out what the pill these two were marketing was all about. Just what did it do for what ails you?

Whatever it did these two partners are constantly quarreling. Woolsey invented it, but all he could do with it was sell it in a medicine show with wife Esther Muir doing a cooch dance. Along comes Wheeler he gives it a pink color and as Mary Poppins says a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. Now the pill sells and these two found their own drug company.

But they quarrel every day and it drives their attorney on retainer Russell Hicks nuts. In the end they come up with wacky scheme to dissolve the partnership which I won't go into. Also rival Paul Harvey who's own drug company is going bankrupt seeks to merge with one or both of them to save his assets.

Can't go much further, the schemes that Bert and Bob come up with as well as the other principals in the cast will drive one wild and it ends as one wild picture, especially the last 20 minutes or so.

On Again Off Again is a good introduction the comedy of Wheeler&Woolsey.


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