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W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films (Criterion Collection) back to product details

....And it's not a fit night out for maaaannnn or beast
written by ColonelKong April 21, 2004 - 6:04 PM PDT
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
All six of the short films on this disc are worth seeing, but my favorite was easily The Fatal Glass of Beer. Just about everything about it is funny, from the hilarious overacting to the very obvious use of stock footage and rear projection to W.C. Fields' very obvious lack of musical ability ("Mind if I play with my mitts on?"). I believe it's supposed to be a parody of old "prodigal son" melodramas and "alcohol is the devil" movies, but one need not be familiar with them to get a lot of laughs out of this classic short film. It's shown on Danish television every New Year's Eve, so I guess that's as good a time as any to watch it.

The Golf Specialist and The Dentist (some versions of this film are censored, the version on this disc appears to be intact) are probably my other favorites on this disc, but all six are well worth your time.


(Average 6.64)
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