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Writers:
Ray Harris (screen play) and
Sam Hardy (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
3 August 1935 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
"St Nick," Wc Fields, Cine las Americas, More
 (From MUBI. 23 April 2011, 6:56 AM, PDT)

The Forgotten: Fields Forever
 (From MUBI. 21 April 2011, 5:42 AM, PDT)

Mix Tape: "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" in It Happened One Night
 (From FilmExperience. 19 March 2011, 12:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Fields at his best. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

W.C. Fields ... Ambrose Wolfinger

Mary Brian ... Hope Wolfinger
Kathleen Howard ... Leona Wolfinger
Grady Sutton ... Claude Neselrode
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Neselrode
Lucien Littlefield ... Mr. Peabody
Oscar Apfel ... President Malloy
Lew Kelly ... Adolph Berg
Tammany Young ... 'Willie' the Weasel

Walter Brennan ... 'Legs' Garnett
Edward Gargan ... Patrolman No.1
James Burke ... Patrolman No.2
Carlotta Monti ... Ambrose's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Aylesworth ... Night Court Judge (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ... Court Officer (uncredited)
Mickey Bennett ... Office Employee (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Timekeeper (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Passing Motorist (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
David Clyde ... J. Farnsworth Wallaby (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Street Cleaner (uncredited)
Keith Daniels ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Miss Dickson (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Motorcar Owner (uncredited)
Harry Ekezian ... Hookalakah Meshobbab (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Henry - Chauffeur (uncredited)
George B. French ... Clerk (uncredited)
Tor Johnson ... Tosoff - Wrestler (uncredited)

Florence Lawrence ... (uncredited)
Robert Littlefield ... Neighbor with Correct Time (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Mickey McMasters ... Referee (uncredited)
Charles Morris ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Officer (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Sawyer ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ... Bystander at Arena Gate (uncredited)
Albert Taylor ... Clerk (uncredited)

Rosemary Theby ... Helpful Passerby (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Italian Woman in Ambulance (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Homicidal Maniac in Cell (uncredited)
Dorothy Ward ... Information Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Bruckman 
W.C. Fields (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Ray Harris (screen play) and
Sam Hardy (screen play)

W.C. Fields (from a story by) (as Charles Bogle) and
Sam Hardy (from a story by)

Jack Cunningham  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Frank Griffin  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
John Sinclair  contributor to special sequences (uncredited)
Bobby Vernon  contributor to special sequences (uncredited)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
Henry Herzbrun .... executive producer (uncredited)
Adolph Zukor .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Alfred Gilks (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
A. Earl Hedrick (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tom Satterfield .... composer: incidental music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Dorothy White .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #945) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mr Wolfinger's secretary is played by Carlotta Monti, who in real life was the mistress of W.C. Fields.See more »
Quotes:
Ambrose Wolfinger:The more haste the less speed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far AwaySee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fields at his best., 4 September 2000
Author: Tom Thomas from Ellicott City, Maryland

Burglars singing in the cellar scene is hysterical. "What are they singing?" Fields asked his distraught wife. The breakfast scene where his wife reads poetry while Fields finds nothing to eat. "And best of all," she declares, "it has no punctuation." Fields in jail with a killer. "I had three wives, and this is the first one I've ever killed." "That's very much in your favor," notes Fields. This film is wonderful. It is a shame it's not available on video.

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