W.C. Fields in IT'S THE OLD ARMY GAME with special guest Dr. Harriet Fields, W.C. Fields' only granddaughter and global health activist
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Anything But Silent Live Theater Organ Accompaniment by BEN MODEL

W.C. Fields in
IT'S THE OLD ARMY GAME

In 35mm print!

Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16


With special guest Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields and global health activist!

In the hilarious comedy that many consider the high point of his silent filmography, W.C. Fields suffers the endless abuse of petty customers, overbearing relatives, obnoxious children, and offensive objects in his quest for peace and quiet.


In the hilarious comedy that many consider the high point of his silent filmography, W.C. Fields plays Elmer Prettywillie, a misanthropic, small-town pharmacist whose lovely shop assistant (Louise Brooks) gets him involved in a phony real estate scheme. Prettywillie suffers the endless abuse of petty customers, overbearing relatives, obnoxious children, and offensive objects in his quest for peace and quiet. The story was later revised and revamped in the talkies The Pharmacist (1933) and It’s a Gift (1934). (US, 1926, 77 min., Silent with English subtitles, 35mm print from the Library of Congress | Dir. A. Edward Sutherland)

Please visit: www.WCFields.com for more information on the life and career of W.C. Fields.  Also, "Like" us on the Official W.C. Fields Facebook page and follow us on Twitter - WC Fields Tweets.

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984, and the CAC since 2006.

Dr. Harriet Fields

Photo credit: ©Steve Friedman, 2015