The Cuckoos

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Inspired musical anarchy of a slightly different fashion than the variety Laurel and Hardy were offering at the same time, THE CUCKOOS is not just one of the funniest movies of the 1930s, but one of the funniest movies ever. The multi-talented Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (who went on to make many wonderfully wacky films until Woolsey's death in 1938...read more

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Inspired musical anarchy of a slightly different fashion than the variety Laurel and Hardy were offering at the same time, THE CUCKOOS is not just one of the funniest movies of the 1930s, but one of the funniest movies ever. The multi-talented Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (who went on

to make many wonderfully wacky films until Woolsey's death in 1938 at the age of only 49) star as a pair of bogus fortune tellers who are hot on the trail of a kidnaped heiress. Meanwhile, Mitchell Lewis, a mad gypsy, is after the duo because Wheeler has been paying too much attention to Dorothy

Lee. June Clyde and Hugh Trevor are the film's young lovers, but all they do is fill screentime, allowing face muscles to relax from all the laughter provided by Wheeler and Woolsey. Although the plot is slim, the jokes (both visual and verbal) keep coming, each bigger than the one before. Songs

include: "I Love You So Much," "Knock Knees," "Looking for the Limelight In Your Eyes," "All Alone Monday" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby),"Dancing the Devil Away" (Kalmar, Otto Harbach, Ruby).

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  • Review: Inspired musical anarchy of a slightly different fashion than the variety Laurel and Hardy were offering at the same time, THE CUCKOOS is not just one of the funniest movies of the 1930s, but one of the funniest movies ever. The multi-talented Bert Wheeler… (more)

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