TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) Lloyd Hamilton

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Ed Watz
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TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) Lloyd Hamilton

Postby Ed Watz » Fri May 08, 2020 5:37 am

Mack Sennett-Paramount two-reeler directed by Clyde Bruckman, based on a story co-written by Bruckman and W.C. Fields that was originally intended to star Fields. Two years later remade and expanded by W.C. as one of his classic features, MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE.
With Lloyd Hamilton (in one of his last starring roles), Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Aggie Herring, Bud Jamison, Harry Bowen.
"Of course he smiled -- just like you and me." -- Harold Goodwin, on Buster Keaton (1976)

Robert Moulton
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Re: TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) Lloyd Hamilton

Postby Robert Moulton » Tue May 12, 2020 3:15 pm

Page 269 of WC Fields by Himself reproduces a letter from Fields to Sennett (Dec 18, 1932) in which he discusses his reasons for declining to appear in the film. He objects to the addition of an 'indelicate' Castor Oil sequence and also notes:

When I have the stage all set for a Fields picture and you come in and have everything changed to a Sennett picture, you can see how you have rendered me helpless.

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