Passed | | Comedy
Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.
The musical play, "Poppy," opened at the Apollo Theater in New York on 3 September 1923 and closed on 28 June 1924 after 346 performances. W.C. Fields originated his movie role in the play; Madge Kennedy was also in the opening night cast as "Poppy." None of the songs from the musical was used in the movie.
Professor Eustace McGargle:
My little plum, I am like Robin Hood. I take from the rich and I give to the poor.
Poppy: What poor?
Professor Eustace McGargle: Us poor.
Poppy: Us poor is right.
The film opens with a shot of a flower blooming, with the title "Poppy" emerging from the flower as it blooms. The flower motif continues through the rest of the opening credits.
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