An unconventional dentist deals with patients in slapstick fashion.

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

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

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Hammaslääkäri  »

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Trivia

Ethel La Blanche was originally cast as Miss Pepitone, but she was replaced by Dorothy Granger. Similarly, William Searby was originally cast as the Caddy, but he was replaced by Bobby Dunn. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dentist: Shall I use gas?
Patient: [nervously] Well, gas or electric light. I'd feel nervous to have you fool around me in the dark!
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Featured in Frankenstein: The College Years (1991) See more »

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One W.C.'s best shorts
20 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

W.C. Fields plays the title role in this short, and he's not a dentist I'd want to visit but he's extremely funny. There are all sorts of classic throw away gags in here, from melting a heavy 50 pound block of ice on the stove down to ice cube size to make it easier to carry, to a man with a huge beard, in which the dentist can't seem to find his mouth. Trying to pull a tooth from a society matron, he and the patient assume every possible position as he attempts to get the tooth out. At one point he's carrying her around while hanging onto the tooth with pliers. Ouch! While this is going on, he's also trying to stop his daughter from going out with the ice man, by locking her in her room. Very inventive and still very funny.


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