W. C. Fields
Biography of W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946) William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, clown, juggler, and writer. Fields’ comic persona was a misanthropic, hard-drinking, lazy, con man and egotist. The character remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children, dogs, and […]
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), in which W. C. Fields, as himself, attempts to sell an “impossible, inconceivable, incomprehensible” screenplay to the studio.
The Bank Dick (1940) starring W. C. Fields, Una Merkel, Franklin Pangborn, Grady Sutton, Shemp Howard Synopsis of The Bank Dick W. C. Fields stars as an unemployed, henpecked drunk who spends most of his time at the Black Pussy Cat café. Things take a turn for the absurd when he unwittingly captures a bank robber […]
Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming Synopsis of Million Dollar Legs In Million Dollar Legs, W. C. Fields is the president of the bankrupt nation of Klopstokia. He needs 8,000,000 dollars, his daughter falls in love with a brush salesman, and his cabinet wants to overthrow him. How can he solve all […]
W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films (The Golf Specialist / Pool Sharks / The Pharmacist / The Fatal Glass of Beer / The Barber Shop / and more) Synopsis of W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films W. C. Fields‘ prolific career placed him at the forefront of slapstick comedy. Gathered here are six gems that feature the […]
My Little Chickadee (1940) starring W. C. Fields and Mae West My Little Chickadee is a classic comedy starring two of the great comedians of their day, W. C. Fields and Mae West. The basic plot has Mae West’s character, Flower Belle Lee, run out of town on a rail, where she meets W. C. Fields’ character, […]
It’s A Gift (1934) starring W. C. Fields Synopsis of It’s a Gift In It’s A Gift, W. C. Fields presents one of the funniest movies that he ever made. He plays the role of Harold Bissonette, the ultimate henpecked husband who gets no respect from his haranguing wife, self-absorbed daughter, bratty son, the customers at his general store, or anywhere else. […]