Fields, W. C., 1879-1946.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2000.
1 videodisc (115 min.) : si and sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Six short comedies originally produced from 1915 to 1933.
Pool sharks / Raymond Rohauer ; directed by Edwin Middleton ; produced by Gaumont (si., 11 min., 1915, c1968) -- Golf specialist / Radio Pictures ; produced by Louis Brock ; directed by Monte Brice (sd., 21 min., 1930) -- Dentist / Paramount ; directed by Leslie Pearce ; a Mack Sennett star comedy (sd., 22 min., 1932 -- Fatal glass of beer / U.M.& M. TV Corp. ; directed by Clyde Bruckman (sd., 19 min., 1933) -- Pharmacist / Paramount ; a Mack Sennett star comedy ; directed by Arthur Ripley (sd., 20 min., 1933) -- Barber shop / Paramount ; directed by Arthur Ripley (sd., 22 min., 1933).
This compilation of films pays tribute to America's cantankerous comedy genius, W. C. Fields. Legendary one-liners and slapstick routines are preserved in these early shorts that chronicle the development of Fields' screen persona .
Note : Performer
W.C. Fields, Babe Kane, Elise Cavanna, George Chandler.
System Details Notes
DVD ; monaural.
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