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    Fools For Luck (Paramount, 1928). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Although we now know W.C. Fields as a classic comedian, he was also an accomplished juggler and pool player. After running away from his alcoholic father at the age of eleven, Fields was making a living juggling and playing billiards by the time he was thirteen. His skill at the tables stood him in good stead years later when he co-starred in the silent, and now lost, film Fools for Luck, opposite veteran funnyman Chester Conklin. This rare title card is from the climax of the film, which involves an oil swindler (Fields) trying to con hopeful townspeople out of their money, in a game of pool between Fields and Conklin, in which Fields gets to show off his dexterity with a pool cue in a series of elaborate trick shots. Very shortly after this film, with the coming of sound, Fields would be recognized as one of the medium's greatest comedians. A Heritage first. Restoration has addressed signs of handling in the left border. Fine/Very Fine.


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