A festival highlight presented in archival 35mm print features this W.C. Fields Film added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (2008)
“So’s Your Old Man” (1926) starring W.C. Fields as a small-town businessman who invents an unbreakable car windshield. This hilarious film confirms that Fields could be a star comedian even without his unique voice. With disarmingly endearing scene on the Train with Princess Lescaboura – portraying W.C. Fields true character of sweetness and gentleness, also in talking version You’re Telling Me.
Festival Runs June 15 to 18, 2023 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD