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W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films (Criterion Collection) (1933)

Cast: Harry Watson, Dagmar Oakland, Frank Yaconelli, more...
Director: Arthur Ripley
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Comedies, Short Films, Precode, Criterion Collection
Running Time: 115 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
In his last 2-reeler for Mack Sennett, W. C. Fields plays small-town barber Cornelius O'Hare. The film's wisp of a storyline concerns an escaped criminal (Cyril Ring), who demands that O'Hare give him a haircut and who is eventually captured by a small boy-even though our "hero" tries to grab the credit. As if we care a hoot about the plot! Best bits: Fields "baby sitting" a troublesome infant; a haphazard shaving session, with the customer barely escaping with his ears and lower lip intact; and all that byplay with a bass fiddle named Lena. The magnificent Elise Cavanna, who played the hyperathletic patient in Fields' The Dentist (1932), appears as the Great Man's long-suffering wife. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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....And it's not a fit night out for maaaannnn or beast by ColonelKong April 21, 2004 - 6:04 PM PDT
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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.




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Short but Well Worth Your Time
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Best Shorts on dvd - no particular order.
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Criterion Collection
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Criterion invented the special edition laser disc and now produce some of the finest DVDs
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