Wheeler & Woolsey: Hook, Line & Sinker

Comics Wheeler and Woolsey play fast-talking salesmen who help an innocent young hotel operator.
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item number:  ALP 4270D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

The popular '30s comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey get a crash course in hotel management in this zany farce. Fast-talking insurance salesmen Wilbur (Wheeler) and Addington (Woolsey) run into wealthy runaway Mary Marsh (Dorothy Lee), who's on her way to claim her inheritance, the Ritz De La Riviera hotel. The guys join her in the new business venture, transforming the decrepit old inn into a high-society resort. The new clientele attracts the attention of underworld smuggler Buffalo Blackie, who plans to rob the rich guests. While timid Wilbur is smitten with Mary, her oft-married mother (Jobyna Howland) takes a liking to the cigar-chomping Addington and wedding bells start ringing double! Before walking down the aisle, the boys must survive a frantic mobster shootout inside the Ritz and keep everyone's precious valuables from being swiped.

Product Description:

A pretty heiress restores an old hotel.

Plot Synopsis:

The bumbling duo are back as clueless insurance agents who help a pretty young woman run an old hotel. When by a fluke the hotel becomes a success, safecrackers try to muscle in on the action. The famous comedy team uses their wits to save the owner, her mother and the hotel.


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Strictly for fans . . . Movie Lover: from Cincinnati, OH US -- October, 30, 2004

. . . of this unjustly forgotten comedy team. Normally, I love the silliness of Wheeler & Woolsey, but this film is not up to their usual standard. It's unique in the W&W filmography because it doesn't have any musical numbers, and they are sorely missed. While there are some good scenes (especially in the beginning with the traffic cop), many of the jokes either fall flat or go on too long. Again, strictly for diehard W&W fans -- and I wouldn't say that if I wasn't one! Print and sound quality are very good.

collect this comedy gem! Movie Lover: from Oshkosh, WI US -- April, 21, 2004

Leave it to Alpha to offer this early gem by forgotten comedy duo wheeler and woolsey! These guys were like a two person version of the Marx brothers. You will have to veiw this more than once to appreciate all the innuendos and double talk but it's well worth it. The quality of the cover art and dvd content is superb. Don't miss out on the fun!

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 56,703
  • UPC: 089218427090
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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