Diplomaniacs 1933 NR CC

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The comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey are at it again in this screwball comedy.

Starring:
Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey
Runtime:
1 hour 1 minute

Diplomaniacs

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director William A. Seiter
Starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey
Supporting actors Marjorie White, Phyllis Barry, Louis Calhern, Hugh Herbert, Edgar Kennedy, Richard Carle, Richard Alexander, Billy Bletcher, Neal Burns, Shirley Chambers, Charles Coleman, Heinie Conklin, Edward Cooper, D'Arcy Corrigan, Yola d'Avril, Carrie Daumery, Neely Edwards, Charlie Hall
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alex Udvary on July 31, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
If anything in "Diplomaniacs" makes sense to you, you are one step ahead of the game. Here is a movie that completely exist within its own world. Nothing in the movie is even in the slightest bit believeable. You could say this movie is delightfully ridiculous. It is as zany and offbeat as a Marx Brothers comedy or a Bob Hope and Bing Crosby movie. Because of this it is the best Wheeler & Woolsey comedy of the ten films I have seen by them.

If you can make sense of it the plot goes something like this. Wheeler and Woolsey play two barbers; Willy Nilly (Wheeler) and Hercules Glub (Woolsey). They open their shop on an Indian reservation. This is done because Willy misheard Hercules when he said they should open a shop where there are no competitors. Willy thought he said they should open a shop where there are no customers. Somehow the two men are called upon by an Indian Chief (Edward Cooper) to deliver letters to a Peace Conference they were not invited to. The Indians want Wheeler and Woolsey to have all the prime ministers sign their peace treaty at a convention in Geneva. So the two agree.

But wait, more nonsense ensues. Trying to stop them is Winklereid (Louis Calhern) whom with associates have developed an explosive bullet. Because of this they want a war to break out. Though it is never really explained why they want this I assume it is because they figure the world leaders will all want to try on buy these bullets. So Winklereid goes through various methods to stop the boys.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on June 1, 2012
Format: DVD
One of W & W's best films, but the transfer is horrible. The print pulls out of focus at several points, and is so dark you can't make out the action. Some reels are better than others, the worst being reels 1,4 & 5. It's a shame that Warners put so little effort into this title as it's a great film, and than charge us collectors top dollar. Stick to the VHS and Laser Disc versions which are much better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on October 27, 2013
Format: DVD
Truly bizarre political satire in the anarchic spirit of "Million Dollar Legs" and "Duck Soup." You'll have to see "Diplomaniacs" (1933) more than once to catch all the pre-Code jokes. Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey's vaudevillian whimsy gets an added boost from William A. Seiter's efficient direction and the wild script co-authored by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. A lively supporting cast features the talents of Marjorie White, Louis Calhern, Hugh Herbert and slow-burning Edgar Kennedy. Politically incorrect to the extreme, but a must for Wheeler & Woolsey addicts.
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