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Fields, W. C. (William Claude) 1880-1946

Overview
Works: 624 works in 1,009 publications in 4 languages and 15,906 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Silent films  Romantic comedy films  Western films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Scenarist, Host, Director, Narrator, Costume designer, Contributor, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4375
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W.C. Fields : 6 short films( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of films pays tribute to America's cantankerous comedy genius, W.C. Fields. Legendary one-liners and slapstick routines are preserved in these early shorts that chronicle the development of Fields' irascible screen persona
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't cheat an honest man: "W.C. Fields portrays Larson E. Whipsnade, ringmaster of the seedy circus Giganticus. Whipsnade gets nothing but trouble from his performers, and his daughter (Constance Moore) is torn between a wealthy cad and a charming ventriloquist, played by Edgar Bergen"--Container
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she is transported to a magical world
W.C. Fields in Never give a sucker an even break and Tillie and Gus by W. C Fields( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a gift by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Bissonette is a bungling, henpecked grocer who dreams of California's golden sunshine. A small inheritance from his Uncle Bean tempts Bissonette to sell everything and buy an orange ranch sight unseen. Along the way, he matches wits with dogs, kids, and chicken feathers, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the last madcap minute
International house( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany scientist in China invents a radio you can see: television. Every country wants to buy the rights, so characters from around the world converge on China and collide into a free-wheeling double-dealing variety show
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You're telling me!: Sam Bisbee is an inventor who is the laughingstock in his small town. After demonstrating another failed invention, he meets a princess who promises to use her celebrity to turn his luck around
College swing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college
Tales of Manhattan by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Smith sees the coat in the shop and tells the proprietor that she would love to buy it for her husband Charles, who is an accomplished musician and composer. At that moment, Charles, who is playing piano in a saloon, leaves his degrading job to watch the famed conductor Arturo Bellini at a rehearsal. Charles' friend, Wilson, convinces Bellini to see Charles, and despite his fright, Charles plays his Bacchanale moderne for the conductor. Bellini is impressed with the piece and offers Charles the opportunity to conduct it at his next concert. On the night of the event, Wilson tells Charles that he must wear a formal tail coat. As Charles rushes to the theater, Mrs. Smith returns to the pawnshop and buys the coat, which is much too small for Charles. Nothing can be done, however, so Charles goes onstage and conducts his symphony. The coat tears twice as Charles moves vigorously and the audience begins to laugh. One of the musicians finally informs Charles, who removes his coat, but the laughter continues to swell. As Charles sobs onstage, Bellini stands in his box and slowly removes his own coat. Ashamed of their behavior, the other men in the audience remove their coats and applaud as Bellini gestures for Charles to resume. Charles' music is then a success, and after he leaves the hall with his wife and Wilson, he gives the coat to a worker for the Society to Aid the Friendless
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others
The best of W.C. Fields by W. C Fields( Recording )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected comedy routines featuring W.C. Fields
Classic comedy laugh pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four comedy films
W.C. Fields : the original voice tracks from his greatest movies by W. C Fields( Recording )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice actor Gary Owens narrates this essay on actor W.C. Fields' character with short Fields quotations. Original voice tracks from motion pictures are also included
The personal history, adventures, experience, & observation of David Copperfield the younger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' classic story about an orphaned boy who, with the help of a kindly aunt, escapes his stepfather's cruelty and grows up to become a successful author
You're telling me!( Visual )

6 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Bisbee is an eccentric inventor with a taste for drink. Before the day is through, Sam flubs his daughter's marriage plans, shoots the tires out from under a police car, befriends a princess, lassos an ostrich, and becomes the darling of the country club
That's entertainment by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this all-singing, all-dancing follow up to That's entertainment!, showing up more of what made the Golden Era of MGM moviemaking
Fields for President by W. C Fields( Book )

11 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wonderful parody, W.C. Fields announces his candidacy for America's highest office. He offers sound advice on a number of topics in classic Fields-style humor in his attempt to win votes
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uproarious W.C. Fields is Egbert Souse, a lowly bank guard who divides his time between the Black Pussy Cat Cafe and his dreaded family. His life changes when fate leads him to heroism
W.C. Fields in "Poppy." by W. C Fields( Recording )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the 1936 Paramount motion picture of the same title, based on a play by Dorothy Donnelly. The story of a snake-oil salesman who tries to pass off his daughter as an heiress
 
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W.C. Fields : 6 short films
Alternative Names
Criblecoblis, Otis 1879-1946

Criblecoblis, Otis 1880-1946

Dukenfield, Claude William

Dukinfield, William Claude

Dukinfield, William Claude, 1879-1946

Fields, W. C.

Fields, W.C. 1880-1946

Fields, W. Claude 1879-1946

Fields, William C. 1879-1946

Fields, William C. 1880-1946

Fields, William Claude

Fields, William Claude 1879-1946

Fields William Claude 1880-1946

Gulielmus Claudius Dukenfield

W. C. Fields acteur américain

W.C. Fields Amerikaans filmacteur

W. C. Fields amerykański aktor

W. C. Fields comico e attore statunitense

W. C. Fields US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Mae West : the glamour collectionInternational houseA fatal glass of beerGroucho and W.C. Fields : huckster comediansNever give a sucker an even break : W.C. Fields on businessHollywood's hellfire club : the misadventures of John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and the "Bundy Drive" boys