You're Telling Me!

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Year Released: 1934
Rating: 3.5

Bar none my favorite W.C. Fields picture - here, W.C. the failed inventor (of indestructible tires!) leaves town after being humiliated in front of a group of suits and comes into contact with a Princess who takes pity and redeems him. Equal parts pathos and hilarity, I was consistently amused by the picture's charm and well-crafted vaudeville stunts. Favorite dialogue - after the Princess tells Fields' wife she is the "luckiest woman alive" his wife responds, wonderfully deadpan, "Is my husband dead?"