The Films of Wheeler & Woolsey

by georgebobolink | created - 11 Oct 2017 | updated - 11 Oct 2017 | Public

The RKO comedy duo was one of their biggest box office draws in the 1930s.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 680

2. The Cuckoos (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Two phony fortune tellers get mixed up with gypsies.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 204

3. Dixiana (1930)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 309

4. Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

The stage stars Wheeler and Woolsey play two soldiers who go absent without leave in Paris, during World War I.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, George MacFarlane

Votes: 289

5. Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 285

6. The Stolen Jools (1931)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman, Russell Mack | Stars: Norma Shearer, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wallace Beery

Votes: 801

7. Cracked Nuts (1931)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 215

9. Caught Plastered (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

Wheeler and Woolsey play two unemployed vaudevillians who get involved in helping an old lady save her moribund drug store. Problems and laughs begin when the villain spikes the Lemon Sodas they are selling.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Lucy Beaumont

Votes: 183

10. Peach O'Reno (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Zelma O'Neal

Votes: 205

11. Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 229

12. Hold 'Em Jail (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Sport

Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 170

13. So This Is Africa (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres, Esther Muir

Votes: 82

14. Diplomaniacs (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie White, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 257

15. Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Thelma Todd

Votes: 386

16. Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

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

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Lee

Votes: 227

17. Kentucky Kernels (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical

The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Mary Carlisle, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 297

18. The Nitwits (1935)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar stand and get mixed up in the murder of a song publisher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Betty Grable, Hale Hamilton

Votes: 319

19. The Rainmakers (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Roscoe the Rainmaker is invited to California (with sidekick "Billy") to relieve a terrible dry spell and to save the community from an unscrupulous businessman who stands to profit from ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Berton Churchill

Votes: 112

20. Silly Billies (1936)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in the Old West, trying to set up their dental practice in a deserted town whose inhabitants have been targeted by bad guys and marauding Indians.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Harry Woods

Votes: 73

21. Mummy's Boys (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

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 | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Barbara Pepper, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 202

22. On Again-Off Again (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

This wacky vaudeville-style romp casts the irreverent comedy team as feuding co-owners of a drug company.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie Lord, Patricia Wilder

Votes: 96

23. High Flyers (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Lupe Velez, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 125



Recently Viewed