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.