It’s the Old Army Game

Part of W.C. Fields in Astoria
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

With Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields in person 
Live music by Donald Sosin

Dir. A. Edward Sutherland. 1926. 70 min., 35mm print from the Library of Congress. With W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks. Fields plays a misanthropic, small-town pharmacist whose lovely shop assistant (Louise Brooks) gets him involved in a phony real estate scheme. The film is regarded as a high point of Fields’s silent filmography. The story was later revised and revamped in the talkies The Pharmacist (1933) and It’s a Gift (1934). Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields, will introduce the film and do a Q&A after the screening.

Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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