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Clark & McCullough or Wheeler & Woolsey : Which is more Pre Code?


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I think Olsen & Johnson were a bit more....



Clark & McCullough/Wheeler & Woosley/Ritz Brothers were in all in about the same ballpark I think.



Clark & McCullough were in a 1929 Gershwin stage revue & did a number from the show in a Fox Movietone Newsreel;



"I left My Madamessille in New Rochell/So What-the-Hell?" That was pushing it a bit....but it was written by Gershwin.



Whereas Clark & McCullough did shorts, Wheeler & Woosley made features. I do not know how much input to the comedy they had, I assume they were given a script & performed it as such. I enjoy them, but in some films more than others.



Bobby Clark became interested in performing & restoring "lost" anceint greek comedies on stage after McCullough went nuts & killed himself in a barber's shop. Clark also had a bit part in 1938's "Goldwyn Follies" but his painted on glasses were replaced by real ones...and it just wasn't the same. I recently saw an old episode of Colgate Comedy Hour on TV & it advertised that in 2 weeks Bobby Clark was scheduled to appear, so perhaps he did some early TV too!



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Gee, I've never even heard of Clark & McCullough! How'd that happen? Someone at TCM ought to dig up the shorts if they can get their hands on them.

several of there shorts are on you tube, the one I quickly checked out was not in the greatest shape, but then again, they are clearly quite rare!



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