W.C. Fields' So's Your Old Man (1926) featured this Saturday with special guest speaker Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields, January 11, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at The Silent Clowns Film Series, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Library for the Performing Arts in NYC.

Poster of So's Your Old Man with Kenneth Murchison wispering to Samuel Bisbee as a parrot squaks near them.
The Silent Clowns logo.

When anyone thinks of W.C. Fields they immediately hear his nasal drawl and muttered asides, but Fields made his first movies in the silent era. We are happy to present this rare 1926 feature, the silent comedy So's Your Old Man. Filmed at Paramount’s Long Island Studio and today’s Kaufman-Astoria Studio, the picture contains lots of Queens locations, as well as Fields’ famous Ziegfeld Follies golf routine. The program opens with W.C.’s film debut Pool Sharks (1915). The films will be presented in the 16 mm format.

The Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 63rd and West 64th Streets, at the back of Lincoln Center.

Film still showing the Pool Shark missing a finger and the Pool Adversary feeling for it in his mouth.
W.C. Fields (The Pool Shark) and Larry Westford (Pool Adversary) in Pool Sharks (1915).