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  • Short Films by W. C. Fields

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    The prickly genius of comic curmudgeon W. C. Fields is on display in five classic shorts that showcase his roguish wit and timeless cynicism. Though he made his screen debut in 1915 showing off his slapstick skills in POOL SHARKS, the irascible writer-actor had to wait until the sound era of the ...

  • The Barber Shop

    Movie

    Directed by Arthur Ripley • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson

    Perfecting his archetypal browbeaten-everyman persona, W. C. Fields plays a none-too-skilled barber who walks a tightrope between the threats of his wife and the attractions of his pretty manicurist.

  • Pool Sharks

    Movie

    Directed by Edwin Middleton • 1915 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields

    W. C. Fields made his screen debut in this slapstick farce—featuring innovative early stop-motion animation—in which a pair of romantic rivals battle it out on the billiards table for the hand of their lady love.

  • The Pharmacist

    Movie

    Directed by Arthur Ripley • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna

    W. C. Fields takes aim at one of his favorite sacred cows—the institution of family—in this caustic comedy, in which he plays a put-upon pharmacist who tries to maintain his precarious balance wh...

  • The Golf Specialist

    Movie

    Directed by Monte Brice • 1930 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields

    W. C. Fields speaks—and introduces the world to his inimitable one-liners—in his first sound short, a filmed version of one of his classic vaudeville sketches, in which he attempts to teach golf to a most flirtatious pupil.

  • The Fatal Glass of Beer

    Movie

    Directed by Clyde Bruckman • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler

    “And it ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast!” declares W. C. Fields in one of his most hilariously offbeat outings, a surreal satire of rugged pioneer melodramas set in a snowbound Yukon ...

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  • The Barber Shop

    Directed by Arthur Ripley • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson

    Perfecting his archetypal browbeaten-everyman persona, W. C. Fields plays a none-too-skilled barber who walks a tightrope between the threats of his wife and the attractions of his pretty manicurist.

  • Pool Sharks

    Directed by Edwin Middleton • 1915 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields

    W. C. Fields made his screen debut in this slapstick farce—featuring innovative early stop-motion animation—in which a pair of romantic rivals battle it out on the billiards table for the hand of their lady love.

  • The Pharmacist

    Directed by Arthur Ripley • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna

    W. C. Fields takes aim at one of his favorite sacred cows—the institution of family—in this caustic comedy, in which he plays a put-upon pharmacist who tries to maintain his precarious balance wh...

  • The Golf Specialist

    Directed by Monte Brice • 1930 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields

    W. C. Fields speaks—and introduces the world to his inimitable one-liners—in his first sound short, a filmed version of one of his classic vaudeville sketches, in which he attempts to teach golf to a most flirtatious pupil.

  • The Fatal Glass of Beer

    Directed by Clyde Bruckman • 1933 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler

    “And it ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast!” declares W. C. Fields in one of his most hilariously offbeat outings, a surreal satire of rugged pioneer melodramas set in a snowbound Yukon ...

  • My Little Chickadee

    Directed by Edward F. Cline • 1940 • United States
    Starring Mae West, W. C. Fields, Joseph Calleia

    Two comedy legends met on-screen for the first and only time in this wisecracking western satire written by and starring W. C. Fields and Mae West. The combination of his prickly misanthropy and he...