A hard-working, hen-pecked pharmacist, harried by a shrewish spouse, dysfunctional family, and demanding clientele, maintains his patience and a stoic optimism by imbibing frequent martinis. His termagant wife and self-absorbed daughters show little appreciation of his efforts to keep his precarious business profitable by selling bootleg liquor under the counter despite the suspicions of the local sheriff.
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and Mack Sennett
argued bitterly over the title of this short. Fields had originally wanted to call it "W.C. Fields in a Drugstore". See more
A person hasn't got any rights in this country anymore! The government even tells you what color stamps you gotta buy!
Yes, it's pretty tough. That's the Democratic Party for you. I've written to Washington about it.
What do you want to write to Washington for? He's dead!
Edited into W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films