W. C. Fields plays a beleaguered paterfamilias in "the kind of burlesque which comes dangerously close to realism” (NY Times, 1935). With The Golf Specialist (1934), featuring Fields's vaudeville routines.
New Preservation Prints!
In one of their best-loved comedies, Stan and Ollie travel to Brushwood Gulch to deliver a deed to a gold mine to its rightful inheritor. With more slapstick fun in shorts Helpmates (1932) and The Midnight Patrol (1933).
Norman Z. McLeod (US, 1934). W. C. Fields's “definitive study in the horrors of small town family life . . . easily the most devastating comedy of the '30s" (Time Out). With The Dentist (1932)
"Respectable people had best avoid this comedy; if they see it, they may catch a spitball in the eye. W. C. Fields snarls out his contempt for abstinence, truth, honest endeavor, and human offspring” (Pauline Kael). With Fields's absurdist masterpiece The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933).
Family Day Matinee: Free Admission!
Pick up your free tickets at the box office beginning at 1:15 p.m.
Laurel & Hardy make beautiful comedy together as slapstick meets surrealism and inanimate objects inevitably get the better of them. Titles include Busy Bodies, Country Hospital, and The Music Box.