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Silly Billies is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Fred Guiol from a screenplay by Al Boasberg and Jack Townley, based on a story by Guiol and Thomas Lennon. The film was the twentieth feature for the comedy duo of Wheeler and Woolsey (Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey), and also stars Dorothy Lee, who had been in a number of their films. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures on March 20, 1936.

Silly Billies
Directed byFred Guiol
Jean Yarbrough (assistant)
Produced byLee Marcus
Screenplay byAl Boasberg
Jack Townley
Story byThomas Lennon
Fred Guiol
StarringBert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Dorothy Lee
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyNick Musuraca
J. Roy Hunt
Edited byJohn Lockert
Release date
  • March 20, 1936 (1936-03-20) (US)[1]
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States


In 1851, dentists Roy Banks (Wheeler) and Philip "Painless" Pennington (Woolsey) attempt to save a town from being led into an Indian ambush.



  1. ^ "Silly Billies: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.

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