W.C. Fields stars as an unemployed, henpecked drunk who spends most of his time at the Black Pussy Cat café. Things take a turn for the absurd when he unwittingly captures a bank robber and lands a job as a security guard.
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The immense comic talents of Fields are on display in this great comedy, hailed by many as his finest achievement. Fields wrote the ramshackle screenplay and geared it to his unique screen persona of a mysogynist, totally incapable of sentiment. Inbetween frequent visits to the Black Pussy Cafe, he finds time to accidentally foil a bank robbery and to acquire the deeds to a seemingly worthless mine. Inspired lunacy..
Offbeat comedy classic showcasing W.C. Fields' hilarious, inimitable comedy persona. The plot is pretty sloppy, but it's really not that important, being just a framework for Fields' misanthropic gags and tipsy one-liners. A classic.