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The Barber Shop (1933)

TV-G | | Comedy, Short | 28 July 1933 (USA)
An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of tonsorial skill.

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... Cornelius O'Hare
Elise Cavanna ... Mrs. O'Hare
Harry Watson ... Ronald O'Hare
... Hortense
John Sinclair ... Mr. Flugg (as John St. Clair)
... Escaped Bank Robber
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Barber O'Hair has a vegetarian wife at home a pretty manicurist at work. A dog sits in the barbershop which O'Hair explains: "One day I was shaving a man and cut his ear off. And the dog got it. Been back here ever since." Oh, and he captures a bank robber. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Customer: What's the dog doing, there?
Cornelius O'Hare: Oh, it's a very funny thing. The other day a man was in here and I was shaving him. The razor skipped, and I cut his ear off. Ever since then, he's been hanging around here for a...
[shoos dog]
Cornelius O'Hare: G'way, g'way, g'way!
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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: The Funny Men: Part 2 (1963) See more »

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Close shaves and closer fiddles...
3 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Another dose of madness from W. C. Fields, this short sees him playing the part of Cornelius O'Hare, small-town barber with a cutting observation for all who pass his path. Fields comes up with a number of gags that possibly only he would dream up, whether its testing the sharpness of a razor on his tongue, playing a bass fiddle in his own inimitable way, or shaving a hapless customer with all the delicacy of a blind man painting a barn door. This forms a loose trio with The Dentist and The Pharmacist, which Fields also made for Mack Sennett, and all of which present the comedian at the height of his talent – although this one is perhaps the weaker of the three.


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