Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Dec 28, 2012
7:30pm
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SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS FOR THE 2013 NEW YEAR
IT’S A GIFT

Plus, the W.C. Fields shorts:
"Pool Sharks" (1915, Cohen Media, 15 min.). W.C. Fields makes his screen debut as one of two rivals playing a game of pool for the hand of a lady love - a skit Fields performed often during his career in vaudeville.

"The Golf Specialist" (1930, Cohen Media, 20 min.). W.C. Fields' first talkie is filled with classic dialogue and behavior as he plays J. Effingham Bellwether, a golfer whose game is beset with hilarious distractions.

"The Dentist" (1932, Cohen Media, 21 min.). When W.C. Fields' daughter wants to run away with the wrong man, Dad locks her in a room above his office - not realizing how her stomping around will wreak havoc on his dental practice.

IT’S A GIFT
1934, Universal, 73 min, USA, Dir: Norman Z. McLeod

Considered by some to be the Great Man’s greatest film, this short, sweet W.C. Fields vehicle is little more than a series of zany sketches loosely tied to his desire to move to California and grow oranges. Includes the legendary "Mr. Muckle" and "Carl LaFong" scenes, as well as the hanging mirror and sleeping porch routines. Jean Rouverol, who co-wrote THE FIRST TIME, plays Fields’ daughter.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Dec 28, 2012 • 7:30pm
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