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.