History Creator / WCFields

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.
21st May '15 3:58:51 PM VMacek
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** Known for knocking Philadelphia and hating kids, while on his deathbed he allegedly asked his banker "Do I have enough money to buy a bicycle for every child in Philadelphia?" The banker said "Yes, easily!" and Fields said "...well, fuck 'em!"
19th Apr '15 4:53:17 AM gallium
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!!W.C. Fields films on TV Tropes:

* ''Film/SosYourOldMan''

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15th Sep '14 3:44:12 PM Patachou
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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 magnum opus, ''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 magnum opus, MagnumOpus, ''Film/TheBankDick'' (1941), has been VindicatedByHistory as one of the best comedy films of all time.
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