Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Dentist (1932)

The Dentist is a comedy short film starring W.C. Fields as a dentist (surprised eh?) While he treats an assortment of strange patients at his home surgery his daughter tries to elope with an ice delivery man and he locks her up: mayhem ensues.

A recurrent trope throughout the film is Fields is incredibly forgetful and rather inept. To be honest i'm glad he isn't my dentist!

It is rather corny at times but there are some good lines, such as the patient being asked if she wants gas and she replies she is fine if he uses gas or electric lights!