On Again-Off Again

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On Again-Off Again
On Again Off Again lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Edward Cline
Produced by Lee S. Marcus
Samuel J. Briskin (executive producer)
Written by Nat Perrin (screenplay)
Benny Rubin (screenplay)
Starring Bert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Marjorie Lord
Patricia Wilder
Esther Muir
Music by Dave Dreyer
Roy Webb
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by John Lockert
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • July 9, 1937 (1937-07-09)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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


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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