Man on the Flying Trapeze

Directed by Clyde Bruckman

Year: 1935
Running Time: 66
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy
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Man on the Flying Trapeze

Cast
W. C. Fields
Mary Brian
Kathleen Howard
Grady Sutton
Vera Lewis
Lucien Littlefield

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Directed by Clyde Bruckman


Comedy legend W.C. Fields (My Little Chickadee) is Ambrose Wolfinger, a henpecked husband who wants the afternoon off (his first in twenty-five years) to go to a wrestling match, so he tells his boss he must attend his mother-in-law’s funeral. The afternoon soon turns catastrophic. He tries to please a policeman, assist a chauffeur, chase a tire, and ends up getting hit by the body of a wrestler thrown from the ring. Directed by Buster Keaton cohort Clyde Bruckman (The General) with Fields’ uncredited help, Man on the Flying Trapeze is a high-flying act of comedic brilliance. The marvelous cast includes Mary Brian (Running Wild), Kathleen Howard (It’s a Gift), Grady Sutton (The Bank Dick) and Walter Brennan (Rio Bravo).

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