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Pool Sharks (1915)

Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love.

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... The Pool Shark
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Marian West
Larry Westford ... Pool Adversary
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Two ardent suitors for the hand a pretty young woman carry their fight from an picnic to a test of skill in an indoor pool hall. After a series of unbelievable trick shots, the fight degenerates into billiard throwing, which involves an innocent bystander. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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19 September 1915 (USA)  »

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O Picareta  »

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Film debut of 'W. C. Fields'. See more »

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On the fourth trick shot, the position of the balls on the close-up and master shots do not match. See more »

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Featured in The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005) See more »

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This is a fun little silent film
16 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is W.C. Fields' first movie. It's an 11 minutes short silent film that tells the story of two rivals vying for the affection of a girl. After some physical comedy that we'd later see the Three Stooges use (like grabbing the person's nose with one hand and smacking it off with the other), the two decide on a game of pool to settle the score. We get an amusing display of early special effects that is used to manipulate the pool balls in a humorous fashion. And speaking of humorous fashion, Fields has a very bizarre mustache. This is a fun little silent film, featuring a young and slimmer Fields.


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