Million Dollar Legs (1932)





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This silly, slapstick fest has a field (or is it "Fields" day?) day satirizing the upcoming 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Summer games. The fun begins when Jack Oakie, playing an American traveling salesman, convinces W.C. Fields, the president of mythical European country Klopstokia, that he could introduce his miniscule nation to the world and make a lot of money to boot, by sending a team to the Games. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the Klopstokians are by nature the most amazing athletes on the planet.
Classics , Comedy , Sports & Fitness
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Paramount Pictures


W.C. Fields
as President of Klopstokia
Jack Oakie
as Migg Tweeny
Lyda Roberti
as Mata Machree
Susan Fleming
as Angela
Andy Clyde
as The Major-Domo
Ben Turpin
as Mysterious Man
Hugh Herbert
as Secretary of Treasury
George Barbier
as Mr. Baldwin
Dickie Moore
as Willie
Billy Gilbert
as Secretary of the Interior
Vernon Dent
as Secretary of Agriculture
Teddy Hart
as Secretary of War
John Sinclair
as Secretary of Labor
Sam Adams
as Secretary of State
Irving Bacon
as Secretary of the Navy
Ben Taggart
as Ship's Captain
Hank Mann
as Customs Inspector
Chick Collins
as Jumper
Syd Saylor
as Starter at the Games
Billy Engle
as Klopstokian Athlete
Ernie S. Adams
as Contestant
Eddie Dunn
as Coachman
Alan Bridge
as Spies in Cape
Heinie Conklin
as Spies in Cape
Herbert Evans
as Butler
Lew Kelly
as Conductor
Don Wilson
as Stationmaster
Tyler Brooke
as Olympics Announcer
Hobart Bosworth
as Olympics Official Starter
Eddie Baker
as Train Official
Edgar Dearing
as Train Official
Sid Saylor
as Starter at the Games
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Critic Reviews for Million Dollar Legs

All Critics (2)

One very off-the-wall movie that never for a moment bothers to make a great deal of sense.

Full Review… | December 21, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's loaded with sight gags, slapstick and physical humor.

Full Review… | March 29, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Million Dollar Legs


W. C. Fields is a genius. His completely natural control of his on-screen persona (which most likely was pretty indiscernible from his off-screen persona), his ability to allow the verbal gags to somehow emerge intelligibly from his strange mutterings--Fields is quite simply the greatest miracle American comedy has ever seen, a wholly unlikely comedic persona that is absolutely perfect and utterly hilarious. This bizarre concoction (which involves a mythical country in which all men are named George and all women are named Angela, political power is obtained via arm wrestle, people dress in goat costumes and run really really really fast, and cross-eyed spies played by Ben Turpin may be lurking around any corner) is one of his greatest vehicles, a sublime bit of early-talkie absurdism that proves yet again how deliriously weird pre-Code American movie comedies were.

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