History Creator / WCFields

30th Jan '18 3:03:01 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/NeverGiveASuckerAnEvenBreak'' (1941)
14th Jan '18 6:47:01 PM jamespolk
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He was a very dirty comic trapped in an era that didn't allow it to be put onscreen (much like Creator/MaeWest, only she did find a way around this). But he did sneak the occasional joke past, like the several times in ''The Bank Dick'' where we see the titular dick entering a bar called The Black Pussy.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He was a very dirty comic trapped in an era that didn't allow it to be put onscreen (much like Creator/MaeWest, only she did find a way around this). But he did sneak the occasional joke past, like the several times in ''The Bank Dick'' where we see the titular dick entering a bar called The Black Pussy. (See also VisualInnuendo below for another dramatic example.)



* RunningGag: Perhaps the most famous ever: Whenever his character goes outside or inside in ''The Fatal Glass Of Beer'', which takes place during a snowstorm in Alaska, he pauses in the door and says with great pathos: "And it ain't a fit night out ... for man nor beast." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JOfYbhzy0g And EVERY TIME he gets a bucket of snow thrown in his face.]]

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* RunningGag: Perhaps the most famous ever: Whenever his character goes outside or inside in ''The Fatal Glass Of Beer'', which takes place during a snowstorm in Alaska, the Canadian far north, he pauses in the door and says with great pathos: "And it ain't a fit night out ... for man nor beast." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JOfYbhzy0g And EVERY TIME he gets a bucket of snow thrown in his face.]]


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* VisualInnuendo: A staggering moment in ''The Dentist'' where Fields, the dentist, is performing a difficult tooth extraction from an attractive woman. He winds up between her knees humping away trying to extract the tooth, as her high-heeled shoes point at the camera while she moans (with pain). And if that weren't enough, he eventually pulls her out of the chair, and they go staggering around the office with her legs wrapped around his waist. Eventually he pulls the tooth, whereupon the woman slides to the floor in a heap. Even in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, that was really pushing it.
3rd Jan '18 10:12:29 PM AreYouTyler
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* IronicDeath: The actor died on the day he hated the most: Christmas Day.

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* IronicDeath: The actor died on the day he hated the most: Christmas Day. TheGrinch: He despised Christmas.
3rd Jan '18 10:11:51 PM AreYouTyler
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* DeathByIrony: Fields died on his least favorite day of the year: Christmas.
4th May '17 9:04:45 AM GGCrono
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->''"Any man who hates dogs and babies canít be all bad."''
-->--'''Leo Rosten''' on W.C. Fields
15th Apr '17 12:18:30 AM tenryufan
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* DuelingStarsMovie: W.C. Fields and Creator/MaeWest were co-stars in ''My Little Chickadee'' (1941).



* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Attributed to him.
2nd Jan '17 9:35:16 AM jamespolk
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* TheAlcoholic: Sadly TruthInTelevision.

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* TheAlcoholic: Sadly TruthInTelevision. The last six years of his life don't feature very many performances because Fields was too busy drinking himself to death.
8th Feb '16 3:41:56 AM Freshmeat
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Fields is best known for his comic persona as a misanthropic alcoholic who generally disliked dogs, women and children, an image that was a bit TruthInTelevision. His films have been praised for their clever jokes and anti-sentimental comedy, which made him a cult actor even to this day. His MagnumOpus, ''Film/TheBankDick'' (1941), has been VindicatedByHistory as one of the best comedy films of all time.

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Fields is best known for his comic persona as a misanthropic alcoholic who generally disliked dogs, women and children, an image that was a bit TruthInTelevision. His films have been praised for their clever jokes and anti-sentimental comedy, which made him a cult actor even to this day. His MagnumOpus, ''Film/TheBankDick'' (1941), has been VindicatedByHistory as one of the best comedy films of all time.
9th Jan '16 10:58:07 AM jamespolk
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* ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]]'' (1933)
7th Sep '15 10:43:45 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ItsAGift'' (1934)
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