Wheeler & Woolsey

The Vaudeville Comic Duo and Their Films, 1929–1937


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About the Book

During the Depression years, the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were second only to Laurel and Hardy at the box office. Each of their over 20 comedies are analyzed in detail here; full filmographic data, production notes, plot synopses, and critical commentary are provided. The research is supplemented by an interview with Bert Wheeler.

About the Author(s)

Edward Watz has written a number of film magazine articles. He lives in Germany.

Bibliographic Details

Edward Watz
Forewords by Tom Dillon ; and Dorothy Lee
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: photos, index
Copyright Date: 2001 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1141-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1684-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“definitive…excellence in writing and research…recommend[ed]”—Classic Images; “the most extensive and exhaustive work ever done on these two very different personalities…first-rate job”—Big Reel; “book thoroughly details the film career of funnymen Wheeler and Woolsey…a treasure…detailed research”—Plan 9 Crunch; “detailed analyses and perceptive comments…definitive”—Film Quarterly; “first-rate combination of research and criticism…well chronicled…a delight”—Past Times; “filled with great information and photos”—Intra-Tent Journal.