This Week In Film History, 09.19.10

button-film-historySeptember 19, 1915: Vaudeville star W.C. Fields brings his famed pool-playing routine to the screen in Pool Sharks, his film debut.

September 21, 1927: MGM’s iconic lion Leo uses up one of his nine lives when he survives the crash of his L.A.-New York publicity flight in Arizona.

September 23, 1952: Charlie Chaplin, after learning that U.S. immigration will deny his re-entry unless he submits to an inquiry into his moral worth, arrives in London.

September 19, 1959: During a goodwill visit to Hollywood, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev watches the filming of a scene from Can-Can and later calls it immoral.

September 19, 1990: Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro reteam with Goodfellas, the hard-hitting biography of Henry Hill’s life in the mob, starring Ray Liotta.