Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
7:30pm

SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS 2018
W.C. Fields Double Feature!
IT’S A GIFT / NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK
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.


NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK
1941, Universal, 71 min, Dir: Edward F. Cline

W.C. Fields hopes to sell a script to Esoteric Studios. Which includes Fields falling out of an airplane trying to retrieve a bottle and finding himself in the home of Mrs. Hemogloben (Margaret Dumont) and a teenage girl (Gloria Jean) who immediately falls in love with him. Also features Leon Errol and Franklin Pangborn.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Dec 28, 2018 • 7:30pm

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