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Wheeler and Woolsey - The RKO Collection Vol. 2
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:36:27 PM »
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    Just released from the Warner Archive Collection, this contains four team films and two solo films.  For you guys not in the know, Wheeler and Woolsey were RKO's comedy team of the 30's.  Worth checking out, and this collection has COCKEYED CAVALIERS, which I've been dying to see for years.

    Anybody interested in checking these guys out, there's also a nine movie vol. 1, some single disc one movie titles, and a double feature you can search for.  The latter has CRACKED NUTS with support from a pre FRANKENSTEIN Boris Karloff.

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    Re: Wheeler and Woolsey - The RKO Collection Vol. 2
    « Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 06:48:21 PM »
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    Just released from the Warner Archive Collection, this contains four team films and two solo films.  For you guys not in the know, Wheeler and Woolsey were RKO's comedy team of the 30's.  Worth checking out, and this collection has COCKEYED CAVALIERS, which I've been dying to see for years.

    Anybody interested in checking these guys out, there's also a nine movie vol. 1, some single disc one movie titles, and a double feature you can search for.  The latter has CRACKED NUTS with support from a pre FRANKENSTEIN Boris Karloff.
    This is fantastic news that comes right when I have ZERO funds to spare for video purchases - DAMN!  :(

    Nevertheless, I'm really glad this long delayed set has FINALLY seen light of day!  It's especially great to see COCKEYED CAVALIERS (1934) now officially on DVD!

    CHEERS!  [pie]

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    Re: Wheeler and Woolsey - The RKO Collection Vol. 2
    « Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 11:27:22 AM »
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    Just released from the Warner Archive Collection, this contains four team films and two solo films.  For you guys not in the know, Wheeler and Woolsey were RKO's comedy team of the 30's.  Worth checking out, and this collection has COCKEYED CAVALIERS, which I've been dying to see for years.

    Anybody interested in checking these guys out, there's also a nine movie vol. 1, some single disc one movie titles, and a double feature you can search for.  The latter has CRACKED NUTS with support from a pre FRANKENSTEIN Boris Karloff.
    W&W were a fine, underrated team, who starred in a mixed bag of films. To me, some of there best films include COCKEYED CAVALIERS, which is included on this volume, HIPS! HIPS! HOORAY!, the very raunchy PEACH O'RENO, and the pre-DUCK SOUP political satire DIPLOMANIACS.

    I wonder if Warners intentionally saved COCKEYED CAVALIERS to carry everything else on Volume 2. The rest of the films on this volume are fair at best! Though I can't say I've seen the solo films, EVERYTHING'S ROSIE or TOO MANY CROOKS. Haven't heard too many good things about them. If memory serves, they're both remakes - EVERYTHING'S ROSIE of W. C. Fields' SALLY OF SAWDUST/POPPY and TOO MANY CROOKS of Buster Keaton's ONE WEEK.

    Nevertheless, it's worth checking out for COCKEYED alone - and to complete your colleciton, of course.

    Looks like all we need now is for Sony to drag out SO THIS IS AFRICA! - maybe with Bert's Columbia shorts as a bonus - and for Warners to release Bert's COWBOY QUARTERBACK. I can't remember who owns Bert's LAS VEGAS NIGHTS.

    Here are the other W&W sets, all worth checking out!

    (BTW, CRACKED NTUS is actually included on Volume 1, rather than the Double Feature release).

    Volume 1:
    https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Woolsey-Comedy-Classics-Collection/dp/B00BLSWWHY

    RIO RITA with Bebe Daniels:
    https://www.amazon.com/Rio-Rita-Bebe-Daniels/dp/B004082EEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1479748896&sr=1-2&keywords=rio+rita

    PEACH O'RENO and GIRL CRAZY Double Feature:
    https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Woolsey-Wac-Feature-Disc/dp/B004CZZZ3G/ref=pd_sim_74_2/162-2888745-9963641?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004CZZZ3G&pd_rd_r=8CANA8BASN36XZAK6176&pd_rd_w=WhKcu&pd_rd_wg=aQGBh&psc=1&refRID=8CANA8BASN36XZAK6176

    DIPLOMANIACS, with Marjorie White and Hugh Herbert:
    https://www.amazon.com/Diplomaniacs-Bert-Wheeler/dp/B007549WTO/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1479748943&sr=1-2&keywords=wheeler+woolsey+diplomaniacs

    KENTUCKY KERNELS, with Spanky McFarland and Margaret Dumont:
    https://www.amazon.com/Kentucky-Kernels-Bert-Wheeler/dp/B007549VXG/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1479748983&sr=1-2&keywords=kentucky+kernels+wheeler+woolsey

    RAINMAKERS:
    https://www.amazon.com/Rainmakers-Bert-Wheeler/dp/B007549YS8/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1479748966&sr=1-2&keywords=rainmakers+wheeler+woolsey

    ON AGAIN-OFF AGAIN:
    https://www.amazon.com/Again-Off-Again-Bert-Wheeler/dp/B007549X5C/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1479748955&sr=1-2&keywords=wheeler+woolsey+again

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    Re: Wheeler and Woolsey - The RKO Collection Vol. 2
    « Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 06:00:07 PM »
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  • You know, I finally watched COCKEYED CAVALIERS, and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't the masterpiece I was expecting. Some funny stuff, like Bert's kleptomaniac bit, and Woolsey had some good lines (the beheading line had me spit coffee on my TV screen), but the thing with these Wheeler and Woolsey films is there is so much song and dance, I prefer it add to the comedy, and it fails to do so here.  Think Bert, Bob, Dorothy Lee, and Thelma Todd in HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY!; that's song and dance with humor.  COCKEYED is good, but I am not ready to call it their best.

    I agree this volume doesn't exactly scream their most heralded films other than COCKEYED CAVALIERS, though four I've yet to watch.  Overall, I do like these guys, and am finding their pre code stuff to be best.  Count me in as someone dying to see SO THIS IS AFRICA, supposedly one of their more politically incorrect films.  Columbia owns that one.

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    Re: Wheeler and Woolsey - The RKO Collection Vol. 2
    « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 06:02:43 PM »
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  • ...and by the way, Bert Wheeler, in the early 50's, made some shorts for Columbia!

     


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