So's Your Old Man

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So's Your Old Man
So's Your Old Man lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Gregory La Cava
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Howard Emmett Rogers (adaptation)
J Clarkson Miller (screenplay)
Julian Johnson (titles)
Based on "Mr. Bisbee's Princess"
by Julian Leonard Street
Starring W.C. Fields
Alice Joyce
Cinematography George Webber
Edited by George Block
Julian Johnson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1926 (1926-10-25)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

So's Your Old Man is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring W. C. Fields and Alice Joyce. It was written by J. Clarkson Miller based on the story "Mr. Bisbee's Princess" by Julian Leonard Street as adapted by Howard Emmett Rogers. It was filmed at Astoria Studios in Queens, New York City.[1]

The film was remade as a talkie in 1934, with W. C. Fields again starring, under the title You're Telling Me! In 2008, So's Your Old Man was added to the United States National Film Registry.[2]


Sam Bisbee (W. C. Fields) is a small-town glazier who's always trying to get rich quick, and his schemes are driving his wife (Marcia Harris) crazy. When he invents an unbreakable glass windshield, his attempt to demonstrate it at a convention of automobile manufacturers is ruined when his car gets switched with another, and instead of bouncing off, the brick he throws at it smashes the windshield to pieces. On the train ride home, Bisbee considers suicide, but instead rescues a pretty young woman (Alice Joyce) who he believe is trying to kill herself. It turns out the woman is really Princess Lescaboura, and their friendship brings social success to the Bisbees.[3][4][5]



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