W.C. Fields in POOL SHARKS (1915)
Short Silent Comedy Film
No one wins in W.C. Fields first film debut as an actor and screen writer. This silent movie is the short romantic slapstick comedy of two rivals constantly fighting for the affections of the girl they both love. The real trouble begins when the two pool sharks decide to settle their dispute in a gentleman's game of pool. The game quickly turns into a complete farce. An all out brawl ensues with the closing act resulting in a flying billiard ball breaking a gold fish bowl soaking the object of their affection. The lady then storms off with goldfish in her hair spurning them both.