Juggling in Movies

Pool Sharks (1915)

[Edwin Middleton film; W.C. Fields, Marian West, Larry Westford]

Two suitors vie for the attention of one woman. Among their battles for supremacy is a game of pool. This is Fields' first movie, a 9 minute silent one-reeler film.

W.C. Fields performs several pool table tricks and briefly juggles 4 pool balls midway through the film. Unfortunately, an opportunity was missed to adequately document the pool game routine Fields was performing on the stage at the time, as the filmmakers instead opted to substitute horrid stop-motion trick photography in the pool scenes.

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