Watched for the 2019 Weekly Comedy Challenge
Week 10 - A comedy from the '30s
Much more of a narrative thread than in the previous Fields comedy shown as part of the Fields festival at the Heights Theater, but still something of a meandering story. Fields is understated and hilarious, from his first appearance, drunkenly wending his way home, using his AMAZING key guide invention, and dealing with a much more sympathetic family than in some of his other films. His braggadocio fits his personality, properly proud of his inventions, and not ashamed of being on the "other side of the tracks". If those are the homes on the wrong side, I can't imagine what they look like on the right side. As good as the first half is, it just gets better after meeting the princess, and showing up not only the busybodies, but the town snobs. The final golf scene is priceless.