High Flyers (1937)

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Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it... See full summary »



  • Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in High Flyers (1937)
  • Lupe Velez, Bert Wheeler, and Robert Woolsey in High Flyers (1937)
  • Lupe Velez and Robert Woolsey in High Flyers (1937)
  • Marjorie Lord, Lupe Velez, Bert Wheeler, and Robert Woolsey in High Flyers (1937)
  • Margaret Dumont and Marjorie Lord in High Flyers (1937)

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15 November 2006 | MartinHafer
| Perfectly dreadful and a sad way to wrap up their career as a team
This is the last Wheeler and Woolsey film, as Robert Woolsey died of kidney disease soon after this film was completed. And in light of this, this is a very sad way to end the team's career. While I will agree that Wheeler and Woolsey were not a particularly funny team compared to the Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy, they were capable of making better films than this. Perhaps Woolsey's illness helped to make this film to dreadfully unfunny, but regardless of why, this is a film so bad that only the Ritz Brothers might have been able to make so unfunny a film in this era (they were like a "poor man's Wheeler and Woolsey").

The bottom line is that the film never really made me smile or laugh. So many of the snappy lines from Woolsey never seemed to have punchlines or points--it was just "blathering". A very tiresome and unfunny film with so little energy it just isn't worth seeing unless you are a die-hard fan.

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