This Saturday: See Mae West and W.C. Fields in “My Little Chickadee”, Plus a Special Guest

August 25 (Saturday) Screening: My Little Chickadee (1940), introduced by Dr. Harriet Fields, the granddaughter of W.C. Fields.

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Metrograph, 7 Ludlow St

Cost: $15

In this classic western comedy, the only team up ever of Mae West and W. C. Fields, West plays a Chicago saloon singer named Flower Belle who comes westward on the lam, all on account of her romantic involvement with a masked bandit. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie (Fields) whom she mistakes (thanks to his bag of counterfeit bills) for a moneybags. She “marries” him and they settle into Greasewood City. If Fields hopes to consummate the marriage (and he does) he is sorely disappointed. A goat shares his bed, while Flower Belle sees the Masked Bandit on the sly. (It’s okay. It turns out Fields and West aren’t married, after all. They guy who married them, played by the ubiquitous Donald Meekmerely LOOKS like a minister). Fields get busted when he is caught sneaking into Flower Belle’s room disguised as the Masked Bandit in order to get some action from his wife, even if he has to trick her. He is about to be hanged when….

Come experience the heart-stopping climax on the big screen! And meet W.C. Fields granddaughter in person! It’s the best possible way to spend a Saturday. To purchase tickets in advance, go here.