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Genre  Comedy
Country  United States
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  William A. Seiter
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Language  English
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Release date  April 29, 1933 (1933-04-29)
Writer  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), Henry Myers (screen play), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (from an original story by)
Music director  Max Steiner, Roy Webb, Edward Eliscu, Harry Akst
Screenplay  Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Henry Myers
Cast  Bert Wheeler (Willy), Robert Woolsey (Hercules), Marjorie White (Dolores), Phyllis Barry (Fifi), Louis Calhern (Winkelreid), Hugh Herbert (Chinaman)
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Diplomaniacs is a 1933 American pre-Code film starring Wheeler and Woolsey. The film in noted for its absurdist political satire, somewhat in the manner of Million Dollar Legs or Duck Soup, both of which were released within a year of Diplomaniacs.

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Plot

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The film concerns itself with the adventures of two men who have set up a failing business as barbers on an Indian reservation. When they are sent by the tribe as representatives to a peace conference in Europe, unbeknownst to them they face constant threats from other attendees. In particular, a group of armaments manufacturers want to ensure that the peace conference is a failure, and do everything they can to sabotage it.

Cast

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  • Bert Wheeler as Willy Nilly
  • Robert Woolsey as Hercules Glub
  • Marjorie White as Dolores
  • Phyllis Barry as Fifi
  • Louis Calhern as Winklereid
  • Hugh Herbert as Chow-Chow, the China Man
  • Edgar Kennedy as Chairman of the Peace Conference
  • Richard Carle as Ship's Captain
  • William Irving as Schmerzenpuppen
  • Neely Edwards as Puppenschmerzen
  • Billy Bletcher as Schmerzenschmerzen
  • Ted Hart as Puppenpuppen
  • Edward Cooper as Indian Chief
  • Box office

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    According to RKO records, the film made a profit of $65,000.


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