Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pool Sharks

US 1915. PC: Gaumont Casino Star Comedies. D: Edwin Middleton. Starring W.C. Fields. 11 min. A dvd from the 1963 Raymond Rohauer release from Cineteca del Friuli. English intertitles, with e-subtitles in Italian, grand piano: Philip C. Carli. Viewed at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone, 10 October 2008. - I saw W.C. Fields' first film for the first time. The dvd has been made from very good source material. - This is violent slapstick, showing already a full-formed W.C. Fields with no redeeming values.

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