A. Edward Sutherland

  • A. Edward Sutherland – It’s the Old Army Game [+commentary] (1926)

    1921-1930A. Edward SutherlandComedySilentUSA

    W.C. Fields headlines in this 1926 silent comedy classic, essentially a collection of some of Fields’ best routines stitched together with the thinnest of plots.

    It’s the Old Army Game (1926)

    Released: 11 Jul 1926 Rated: PASSED Runtime: 77 min
    Director: A. Edward Sutherland Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
    Cast: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton Writers: J.P. McEvoy (play), W.C. Fields (play), William LeBaron (adaptation), Thomas J. Geraghty (scenario), J. Clarkson Miller (scenario), Ralph Spence (titles)

    Plot: Druggist Elmer Prettywillie is sleeping. A woman rings the night bell only to buy a two-cent stamp. Then garbage collectors waken him. Next it’s firemen on a false alarm. And then a real fire.Read More »

  • A. Edward Sutherland – Palmy Days (1931)

    1931-1940A. Edward SutherlandComedyMusicalUSA

    Review of the film from the IMDb by “AlsExGal” (posted 31 January, 2010):
    At a time when musicals had fallen completely out of favor with the movie-going public, Eddie Cantor and Busby Berkeley were still able to bring smiles to faces and audiences into theaters with this 1931 pseudo-musical by offering a bankable star (Cantor) in a foolproof formula. The title refers to a ring of bogus spiritualists for which Cantor’s character has served unwittingly as a front man. During the film Eddie falls repeatedly into some dangerous or embarrassing situation and by virtue of his own hyperactivity emerges victorious in each case.Read More »

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