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The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

The Old Fashioned Way





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


W.C. Fields
as Great McGonigle
Judith Allen
as Betty McGonigle
Joe Morrison
as Wally Livingston
Jan Duggan
as Cleopatra Pepperday
Nora Cecil
as Mrs. Wendelschaffer
Baby Le Roy
as Albert Pepperday
Jack Mulhall
as Dick Bronson
Joe Mills
as Charles Lowell
Samuel Ethridge
as Bartley Neuville
Emma Ray
as Mother Mack
Georgie Billings
as Kid in Railroad Car
Ruth Marion
as Agatha Sprague
Clarence Wilson
as Sheriff Prettywillie
Richard Carle
as Barnesville Sheriff
Otis Harlan
as Mr. Wendelschaffer
Tammany Young
as Marmaduke Gump
Maxine Hicks
as Waitress
Lew Kelly
as Sheriff Walter Jones
Davison Clark
as Passenger Who Loses ...
Larry Grenier
as Drover Stevens in Pl...
Thomas Miller
as Villager in Play
William Blatchford
as Landlord of the Salo...
Jeffrey Williams
as Mr. Arden Rencelaw i...
Donald Brown
as Minister in Play
Tom Miller
as Villager in Play
Adrienne Ames
as Girl in Audience
Billy Bletcher
as Tomato Throwing Man
Clarence H. Wilson
as Sheriff Prettywillie
Bob McKenzie
as Checkers Player
George A. Billings
as Kid in Railroad Car
Oscar Apfel
as Mr. Livingston, Wall...
Marvin Loback
as Man Sleeping Beneath...
Duke York
as Stagehand
Sam Flint
as Man with Mallet
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 27, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

W.C. Fields is in fine comic form.

Full Review… | September 10, 2003
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