This starts out as a suspense tale, with mysterious deaths & a Pharaoh’s curse, but it soon becomes a typical Wheeler & Woolsey comedy (Bert Wheeler is the one with the curly hair; Robert Woolsey has the cigar & spectacles). The Boys are always fun to watch and this film is no exception, even if the plot is exceptionally silly. Unlike Laurel & Hardy, who relied heavily on slapstick & physical humor, Wheeler & Woolsey’s comedy derived largely from the dialogue. Their best bit here: the `twenty miles as the crow flies’ routine.
Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Barbara Pepper
1936, B&W, 68 minutes