WC Fields Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

WC Fields Sally of the Sawdust

Slapstick 2022

The irascible and immensely talented W.C Fields stars alongside silent film darling Carol Dempster as they form a sort of father/daughter relationship in Sally of the Sawdust.

When her circus mother dies, young Sally (Dempster) is raised by Professor McGargle (Fields), a juggler and small-time con man. McGargle trains Sally to dance for his opening act, and after their success, the pair join a carnival in this rare D.W Griffith comedy. Putting these two incredible actors together in the circus is bound to make for a great comedy. With an introduction from presenter Chris Serle and a personal message from Dr Harriet Fields (Fields’ granddaughter).

For more information on W.C. Fields see wcfields.com.

This event is also available to watch live online and for up to seven days after. Access it and other fantastic Slapstick festival events with a Slapstick Online Pass or event ticket.

With an introduction by Chris Searle and with live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed