Juggling in Movies

The Old-Fashioned Way (1934)

[W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan]

The Great McGonigle's traveling theatrical troupe are staying at a boarding house. They are preparing to put on a production of "The Drunkard" (and do so during this movie). In spite of being pursued by several sheriffs, McGonigle is able to keep going and see his daughter Betty happily married.

At 58:25, W.C. Fields performs as "The Great McGonigle". This wonderful complete juggling act is 5 minutes long, and includes hat tricks, 3 and 4 balls, cane, and cigar box tricks.

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