The Pharmacist (1933)

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A henpecked but stoic pharmacist tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.


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22 July 2006 | MartinHafer
7
| meandering slice of life
This W. C. Fields short is similar to another short he made called THE BARBER, as both are very slowly paced and meandering films that don't rush the jokes or even have that many jokes. It looked as if there was only a script outline and they told Fields to take his time, make up some of his usual one-liners and act as if its another day in the life of this Pharmacist. In fact, now that I think about it, it is also very reminiscent of the first portion of the full-length Fields film IT'S A GIFT (my favorite of Fields' films). For those who love Fields, they'll laugh and enjoy the leisurely stroll and for those who don't, I doubt it will change their opinion very much. The film doesn't take any risks or have any over-the-top humor like his FATAL GLASS OF BEER or THE DENTIST, but I actually like both style of films.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Short

Details

Release Date:

21 April 1933

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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