Found in: Slapstick 2022
WC Fields Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

WC Fields Sally of the Sawdust

Slapstick 2022


Please note: This was screened in Jan 2022

113 mins

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).

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