Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

Man on the Flying Trapeze





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In this film, W.C. Fields plays Ambrose Wolfinger, the henpecked husband to end all henpecked husbands. A widower, Ambrose married a second time only to provide a mother for his pretty daughter. What he got was an overbearing harpy of a wife, an imperious mother-in-law, and a shiftless brother-in-law.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: W.C. Fields, Ray Harris, Ray S. Harris, Bobby Vernon, Jack Cunningham
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On DVD: Mar 20, 2007
Paramount Pictures


W.C. Fields
as Ambrose Wolfinger
Mary Brian
as Hope Wolfinger
Kathleen Howard
as Leona Wolfinger
Walter Brennan
as "Legs" Garnett
Grady Sutton
as Claude Neselrode
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Cordelia Neselr...
Lucien Littlefield
as Mr. Peabody
Oscar Apfel
as President Malloy
Lew Kelly
as Adolph Berg
Tammany Young
as `Willie' the Weasel
Arthur Ayleswofth
as Night Court Judge
Harry Ekezian
as Hookallockah Mishabb...
David Clyde
as J. Farnsworth Wallab...
James Flavin
as Henry, the Chauffeu...
Sarah Edwards
as Car Owner
Carlotta Monti
as Ambrose's Secretary
Sam Lufkin
as Ticket Taker
James Burke
as Patrolman
Helen Dickson
as Miss Dickson
Lorin Raker
as Ring Announcer
Heinie Conklin
as Street Cleaner
Michael Visaroff
as Homicidal Maniac
Harry C. Bradley
as Peeved Driver
Rosemary Theby
as Helpful Pedestrian
Jack Baxley
as Night Court Officer
Billy Bletcher
as Timekeeper
Robert Littlefield
as Neighbor with Correc...
Minerva Urecal
as Italian Woman in Amb...
Mickey Bennett
as Office Employee
Dorothy Thompson
as Information Girl
Eddie Sturgis
as Bystander at Arena G...
Pat O'Malley
as Officer
Keith Daniels
as Ticket Seller
Joe Sawyer
as Ambulance Driver
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A plangent anti-Cult of Domesticity symphony

Full Review… | November 14, 2009

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This is one of W.C. Fields finest movies. It has several very classic and funny scenes. The supporting cast is excellent, especially Kathleen Howard and Grady Sutton. Excellent screenplay and it?s a very memorable and amusing film.

James Higgins

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