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The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  3 March 1933 (USA)
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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

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Mr. Snavely
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Mrs. Snavely
George Chandler ...
Chester Snavely the Wastrel Son
Richard Cramer ...
Officer Posthlewhistle (as Rychard Cramer)
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Mr. Snavely, a Yukon prospector, lost his only son years ago to the temptations of the big city; now the prodigal Chester, released from prison, comes home to Ma and Pa. A parody of Yukon melodrama; includes the famous looking-out-the-door routine. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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3 March 1933 (USA)  »

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It Ain't a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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In Fields' first sound film, The Golf Specialist (1930) there is a wanted poster of Fields which shows him in his "Fatal Glass of Beer" costume. It evidently was taken from an earlier stage presentation of the classic Fields sketch. See more »

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Mr. Snavely: And it ain't a fit night out for man nor beast.
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Referenced in George Washington Slept Here (1942) See more »

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19 min of Genius!
17 February 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie contains so much surralistic humor, so it stands for itself! The song about Chester is so funny, that there's almost no need to mention Fields' trembling voice when he's singing the song without any voice ("You know, we can't get any ipecac up in this part of the country."). The scenes where a "regiseur" throws corn-flakes into his face ("Tastes more like corn-flakes.") when he says the classic: "And it ain't a fit night out for man nor beast" and at the end of the movie don't throw any corn-flakes. It's so funny! For you fellas and girls: Don't let ya' temptations lead you to the big city, 'cause it surely will get you to "sell them bonds".


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