Kentucky Kernels

Kentucky Kernels is a 1934 American comedy directed by George Stevens and starring the comedy duo of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. The screenplay was written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and Fred Guiol, from a story by Kalmar and Ruby.

Kentucky Kernels
Directed byGeorge Stevens
Jean Yarbrough (assistant)
Produced byLee Marcus
H. N. Swanson (associate)
Screenplay byBert Kalmar
Harry Ruby
Fred Guiol
Story byBert Kalmar
Harry Ruby
StarringBert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Mary Carlisle
Spanky McFarland
Noah Beery
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byJames Morley
Release date
  • November 2, 1934 (1934-11-02) (US)[1]
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States


The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the little boy. But Spanky inherits a Kentucky fortune, so they head south to Banesville, where the Milfords and Wakefields are conducting a bitter feud.



  1. "Kentucky Kernels: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.

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