On Again-Off Again

On Again-Off Again is a 1937 musical comedy film, released by RKO Radio Pictures starring the comedy team Wheeler & Woolsey.

On Again-Off Again
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Directed byEdward Cline
Produced byLee S. Marcus
Samuel J. Briskin (executive producer)
Written byNat Perrin (screenplay)
Benny Rubin (screenplay)
StarringBert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Marjorie Lord
Patricia Wilder
Esther Muir
Music byDave Dreyer
Roy Webb
CinematographyJack MacKenzie
Edited byJohn Lockert
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • July 9, 1937 (1937-07-09)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


William Hobbs and Claude Horton are the owners of the drug manufacturing company "Horton and Hobbs' Pink Pills". Although the two couldn't have possibly started the business without each other, they continuously bicker over everything. Eventually, the duo talk their lawyer, George Dilwig, into coming up with a way to split the team up. Annoyed by Horton and Hobbs constantly bothering him, Dilwig sarcastically suggests the two get into a wrestling match. The winner gains full ownership of the company, while the loser becomes the winner's butler for one year.


  • Based on the 1914 play "A Pair of Sixes" by Edward Peple.
  • Robert Woolsey was suffering from kidney disease throughout production of this film, and was in constant pain.


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