Caught Plastered

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Caught Plastered
Directed by William Seiter
Produced by William LeBaron
Douglas MacLean (associate producer)
Written by Douglas MacLean
Ralph Spence (adaptation and dialogue)
Eddie Walsh (additional dialogue)
Jane Murfin (uncredited)
Starring Bert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Dorothy Lee
Lucy Beaumont
Jason Robards
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by Jack Kitchin
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
September 5, 1931
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $281,000[1]
Box office $549,000[1]

Caught Plastered is a 1931 American Pre-Code musical comedy film, released by RKO Radio Pictures starring the comedy team Wheeler & Woolsey.


Tommy Tanner (Wheeler) and Egbert G. Higginbotham (Woolsey) are two vaudevillians who were kicked out of the last town they performed in. After fleeing to the town of Lockville, the duo befriend elderly widow Mother Talley (Lucy Beaumont). Mother is upset because she is unable to get customers into her drug store. In addition, Mother owes a payment on a bank note to Harry Watters (Jason Robards). Tommy and Egbert decide to turn Mother's drugstore into a money-making venture, even producing their own afternoon radio program right in the store. Harry, who wants to buy the store as part of a bootlegging operation, attempts to sell the duo an alcohol-laced drink, referring to it as "lemon-syrup". The "syrup" gains praise from everybody in town, until the police show up to close down the operation. Tommy and Egbert are suspicious of Harry, and it is up to them to find Harry, clear their name, and save Mother's store.



According to RKO the film made a profit of $90,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p39

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