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The Dentist (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 9 December 1932 (USA)
An unconventional dentist deals with patients in slapstick fashion.

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Dentist
Marjorie Kane ...
Mary - Dentist's Daughter (as 'Babe' Kane)
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Arthur the Iceman
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Miss Peppitone - Patient
Elise Cavanna ...
Miss Mason - Patient
Zedna Farley ...
Dental Assistant
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Storyline

After preliminaries with ice and golf dentist Fields turns to the problems of hius patients. He wrestles one woman all over the office during an extraction. One man is so heavily bearded he can't find the man's mouth and uses as shotgun to flush birds out. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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9 December 1932 (USA)  »

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Hammaslääkäri  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On the Criterion DVD edition, a musical background has been added to the soundtrack for the lost golf ball sequence. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the boom falls on the ground behind the Dentist at the golf course. See more »

Quotes

Dental Assistant: Relax. Would you like a drink?
Miss Mason - Patient: What is it?
Dental Assistant: Water!
Miss Mason - Patient: No, thanks.
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Featured in W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986) See more »

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Fields was ALWAYS funny.
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Both on and off screen. I don't consider this particular short one of his best, but it is good. It seems a little slower than many of his other works in that his comebacks, etc. aren't fired off as quickly as I'm used to when it comes to his style of wit. But it has its moments, and there are enough of those to make it entertaining. One of those moments is due to the wonderful slapstick comic ability of Elise Cavanna. As a rather clingy dental patient, given her manner, looks and talent as an "acrobat", the only person I can think of to compare her with is Carrol Burnett. And she compares right well. Other cast members also help make this flick as good as it is. Such as Bud Jamison who, with his very familiar face, adds good comic backup. Of course there is that terrific line when, after Fields has been punched, and the iceman steps in to say, "I'd like to see you do that again!", Fields interjects ... Well, you watch it. Its worth the effort.


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