History Creator / WCFields

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)
6th Sep '15 2:00:44 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/SosYourOldMan''

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* ''Film/SosYourOldMan''
''Film/SosYourOldMan'' (1926)
* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (1935) -- Fields plays Mr. Micawber
* ''Film/TheBankDick'' (1940)
4th Sep '15 11:54:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: As Micawber, denouncing Uriah Heep and clearing the air in the 1935 ''David Copperfield'' film. A huge fan of Charles Dickens, Fields had literally begged George Cukor for the role, originally intended for Creator/CharlesLaughton. Many critics and fans describe Micawber as Fields' own Crowning Role of Awesome.
4th Sep '15 11:53:12 PM CaptEquinox
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: As Micawber, denouncing Uriah Heep and clearing the air in the 1935 ''David Copperfield'' film. A huge fan of Charles Dickens, Fields had literally begged George Cukor for the role, originally intended for Creator/CharlesLaughton. Many critics and fans describe Micawber as Fields' own Crowning Role of Awesome.
5th Jul '15 9:47:06 PM nombretomado
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* RemovableSteeringWheel: In ''The Bank Dick'', when asked by the thug in the back seat to give him the wheel, Egbert Souse (Fields) matter-of-factly pulled it off the steering column and gave it to him. This sequence paid homage to the Mack Sennett/Keystone Kops and Hal Roach/[[TheLittleRascals Our Gang]] comedies of the 1920s and 1930s. Model T Fords were generally used for these comic chases.

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* RemovableSteeringWheel: In ''The Bank Dick'', when asked by the thug in the back seat to give him the wheel, Egbert Souse (Fields) matter-of-factly pulled it off the steering column and gave it to him. This sequence paid homage to the Mack Sennett/Keystone Kops and Hal Roach/[[TheLittleRascals Roach/[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]] comedies of the 1920s and 1930s. Model T Fords were generally used for these comic chases.
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