Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

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Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences.


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  • W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, and Kathleen Howard in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • W.C. Fields and Mary Brian in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • W.C. Fields and Kathleen Howard in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • W.C. Fields, James Burke, and Joe Sawyer in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • W.C. Fields in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

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7 June 2001 | rsyung
The Best of Fields
I consider this title, along with "It's A Gift", to be the best work of W.C. Fields entire career. He isn't a carnival huckster or a flim-flam man here...no top hat and double breasted suit. He's just a lower middle-class husband dealing with a lazy brother-in-law, shrewish wife and meddlesome mother-in-law. He's a classic case of what we would call today "passive-aggressive", a brow-beaten man who appears to have given up on asserting himself with his family, deferring to everyone around him, but still managing to do what he wants. I only wish he and Kathleen Howard(playing his wife) had done more than two movies together. They play off of each other wonderfully. So many hilarious set-pieces, but the breakfast table scene, with that "delightful verse by Gertrude Smotten," still ranks as my favorite.

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