The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

The Old Fashioned Way





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W.C. Fields plays the Great McGonigle, the manipulative manager of a large 19th century theatrical troupe. Notorious for skipping board bills and forgetting the pay his actors, McGonigle descends on a small town, where he relies on the hospitality of a wealthy widow (Jan Duggan). He secures lodging for his cast and financing for his production by promising the widow a major part in his upcoming production of The Drunkard . The play goes on as schedule, but the widow's part is cut down to one … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: W.C. Fields, Jack Cunningham, Garnett Weston
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On DVD: Mar 20, 2007
Paramount Pictures

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as Great McGonigle

as Betty McGonigle

as Wally Livingston

as Cleopatra Pepperday

as Mrs. Wendelschaffer

as Albert Pepperday

as Dick Bronson

as Charles Lowell

as Bartley Neuville

as Mother Mack

as Kid in Railroad Car

as Agatha Sprague

as Sheriff Prettywillie

as Barnesville Sheriff

as Mr. Wendelschaffer

as Marmaduke Gump

as Waitress

as Sheriff Walter Jones

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as Villager in Play

as Landlord of the Salo...

as Mr. Arden Rencelaw i...

as Minister in Play

as Villager in Play

as Girl in Audience

as Tomato Throwing Man

as Sheriff Prettywillie

as Checkers Player

as Kid in Railroad Car

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as Stagehand

as Man with Mallet
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Full Review… | November 27, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
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W.C. Fields is in fine comic form.

Full Review… | September 10, 2003
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