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5 Ratings

So's Your Old Man

Directed by Gregory La Cava
United States, 1926
Comedy, Silent


A 1926 silent film comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring W. C. Fields and Alice Joyce. It was written by J. Clarkson Miller based on the story ‘Mr. Bisbee’s Princess’ by Julian Leonard Street as adapted by Howard Emmett Rogers.

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So's Your Old Man Directed by Gregory La Cava

Critics reviews

Fields delivers his full repertory of grimaces and double takes, stumbles and eruptions, and La Cava leavens the comedy with enough drama to make it sting. The compact action is rich in texture; a long, loopy sequence on a train seems filmed in actual motion, and a surprise encounter with a Spanish princess (Alice Joyce) highlights the sad fantasy of a real-life Bisbee’s chances amid the slim prospects and narrow morals of small-town life.
November 23, 2015
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