Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Presenting W. C. Fields in his first film role!

Directed by Edwin Middleton and featuring Marion West, Larry Westford, and Bud Ross, Pool Sharks is a short, slapstick film starring a 35-year-old Fields, fresh from vaudeville.  It's a cute film but does little to preview the Fields persona later audiences have come to love.  Rivals vie over a pretty girl, a bit of Three Stooges-esque action about two minutes in, and a stop-motion pool game to settle their differences with the lady in question on the warpath combine to make a smile-worthy (but not a laugh-out-loud) effort.

There are worse ways to spend eight minutes.


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