The Man On The Flying Trapeze

If memory serves, the title of this archetypal W.C. Fields comedy (1935) has no relation to the characters or plot. It’s another collection of Fieldsian domestic frustrations, set in the ugly small-town world he seems to have invented, and funnier than many of the others. (He’s responsible for the story, credited to Charles Bogle.) Also known as The Memory Expert; Clyde Bruckman directed. 65 min. (JR)

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