100 years ago today, W.C. Fields made his movie debut in a silent short, Pool Sharks. He doesn't yet have the screen persona he would later develop, though there are several details that do point to the future. For instance, there's a brief moment when...let's say he doesn't get along with little kids even in his first movie. And playing a game of pool is a recurring gag that he used throughout his career.
Here is Pool Sharks.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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