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Cracked Nuts (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 18 April 1931 (USA)
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 (as Edward Cline)

Writers:

Ralph Spence (dialogue), Al Boasberg (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Wendell Graham
Robert Woolsey ... Zander Ulysses Parkhurst
Dorothy Lee ... Betty Harrington
Edna May Oliver ... Aunt Minnie Van Arden
Leni Stengel ... Queen Carlotta
Stanley Fields ... Gen. Bogardus
Boris Karloff ... Boris - First Revolutionary
Frank Thornton Frank Thornton ... Revolutionary
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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 d'etat. He tries to achieve this with a bomb, but then something goes wrong... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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king | aunt | minister | wedding | scam | See All (23) »

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Put on your squirrel coat and come on down, it's Nut time again!


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assorted Nuts See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Quotes

Queen Carlotta: Have you never thought seriously of marriage?
Zander U. Parkhurst: Certainly! That's why I'm single.
Queen Carlotta: Ah - love - love is intoxication...
Zander U. Parkhurst: Yeah, and marriage is the hangover!
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Opening credits are shown over a bowl of popcorn. See more »

Soundtracks

Dance
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung and Danced by Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee
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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cracked Nuts (1931)

* (out of 4)

This was my second Wheeler and Woosley flick and it'll probably be my last for a while. This film has pretty much been forgotten except it does feature Boris Karloff is one of his non-monster 1931 roles. In the film, Woosley wins the throne of a small country in a dice game but gives it to Wheeler who wants it to impress the aunt of his girlfriend. I somewhat enjoyed the duo's Mummy's Boys but this film here was just dreadful. There were a few funny lines but the rest of the film was rather hard to get through. Karloff is wasted as is Dorothy Lee. One interesting aspect is Lee who does some voice effects, which would later be used by Curly of The Three Stooges.


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