Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Aug 27 - 28 2022
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

For his last starring role, critique of the studio interference and censorship he long endured, W.C. Fields plays himself—a movie star pitching his latest script to a producer at Hollywood’s Esoteric Pictures.

USA, 1941, Edward F. Cline

For his last starring role, W.C. Fields plays himself—a movie star pitching his latest script to a producer at Hollywood’s Esoteric Pictures. Coming to life as Fields tells it, the story is a surreal (but hilarious) piece of nonsense that takes place in a mythical country where the Marx Bros.’ favorite foil, Margaret Dumont, lives as “Mrs. Hemoglobin” in a nest atop a mountain. The movie is also Fields’ critique of the studio interference and censorship he

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ADMISSION INFO

Admission is $10; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $7.
Advance tickets advised.

Important Covid requirement. All Cinematheque moviegoers must wear a mask for the duration of their visit. Learn more under the “Face Coverings” section at cia.edu/covid. As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Aug 27, 2022 at 05:00 pm - 06:15 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 28, 2022 at 06:30 pm - 07:45 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

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