The Whinneys share expenses for their trip to Hollywood with George and Gracie and thier Great Dane. Read More »
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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. Read More »
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan, W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour
New ocean liner S.S. Gigantic is about to race its rival, the Colossal. Read More »
Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt Read More »
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew Read More »
Egbert Sousé leads an ordinary life but is about to have an extraordinary day. Read More »
Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. Read More »
Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. Read More »
Professor Wong has invented a television and invites everyone to see it at China’s International House Hotel. Read More »
Her Majesty, Love (1931) William Dieterle, Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, W.C. Fields, Comedy, Drama, Musical
The wealthy von Wellingens are shocked when the father of their son Fred’s fiancée Lia juggles desserts at a formal dinner. Read More »
Mississippi (1935) A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Comedy, Musical
A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart’s honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer Read More »
Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men. Due to a mixup his car is switched with another and his demonstration toss of a brick simply breaks the car’s windshield. On the way home he thinks a woman is trying to commit suicide and so prevents her. The woman is really Princess Lescaboura, who arrives in Bisbee’s home town looking for him.
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You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939) George Marshall, W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Comedy
Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade’s son and daughter, Phineas and Vicky, attend a posh college. Vicky turns down her caddish but rich suitor Roger Bel-Goodie, but changes her mind when she learns of her father’s financial troubles. Will Vicky marry for money or succumb to the ventriloqual charm of Edgar Bergen? Will Whipsnade’s Circus Giganticus make it over the state line one jump ahead of the sheriff?
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, depending on your mood, but it’s quite possibly the funniest movie ever made, and becomes even funnier with subsequent viewings.
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If I Had a Million (1932) James Cruze, H. Bruce, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, Comedy, Drama
Tycoon John Glidden, dying though still vigorous, is so dissatisfied with his relatives and associates that, rather than will his money to any of them, he decides to give it away in million-dollar amounts to strangers picked from the city directory. He picks a meek china salesman; a prostitute; a forger; two ex-vaudevilleans who hate road hogs; a condemned man; a mild-mannered clerk; a boisterous marine; and an oppressed inmate of an old ladies’ home.
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