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Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 29 June 1934 (USA)
Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.


Mark Sandrich


Edward Kaufman (by), Ben Holmes (by) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Bert Winstanley
Robert Woolsey ... Robert Maltravers
Thelma Todd ... Lady Genevieve
Dorothy Lee ... Mary Ann Dale
Noah Beery ... Baron Moxford
Robert Greig ... The Duke of Weskit
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Alfred P. James Alfred P. James ... Squire Dan Dale (as Alf P. James)


Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

29 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arme Riddere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were originally scheduled to star in a college spoof entitled "Frat Heads", but with the success of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's The Devil's Brother (1933) and Roman Scandals (1933) with Eddie Cantor, RKO decided to make a costume period piece. All that remains of "Frat Heads" are a few publicity stills. See more »


Bert: I wonder who this carriage belongs to?
Bob: Oh, some great duchess, I suppose. I hope she doesn't find us under here. She's liable to have us beheaded.
Bert: Beheaded? Can she do that?
Bob: Sure. She can be head.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title credit, the letters start out of line, then line up straight, then return to being off center. See more »


Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »


(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Carmen Lombardo and Johnny Green
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Harmless & Light Hearted Fun
10 May 2014 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

Similar to Laurel and Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were a (lesser known) comedy team of the 1930's. "Cockeyed Cavaliers" is the only one of their movies I've ever seen. It's a lively, fun little movie, full of obviously deliberate anachronisms featuring Wheeler and Woolsey as a couple of ne'er do wells in 17th century (?) England, who get mistaken for the King's physicians.

The movie has an imaginative musical opening, and several musical numbers scattered throughout (The Big, Bad Wolf was great fun.) Wheeler and Woolsey get to join in the song and dance routines, and they even find romance along the way. There are also a fair number of laughs around Woolsey's character being a kleptomaniac who steals - literally - anything and everything, up to and including horses and carriages. It's a little difficult to accept that Dorothy Lee (who played Woolsey's love interest) could have been mistaken for a boy - but I guess that's just part of the movie's quirky charm.

I'm just not much of a fan of the comedy teams of this era unfortunately. (No - not even Laurel & Hardy.) But, still, this is an enjoyable enough movie to pass some time with. Fans of the genre if this era would rate this much higher than I do. (6/10)

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