The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005)

Not RatedVideo80 min.Documentary | Biography
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The legendary W.C. Fields is featured in rare behind-the-scenes footage and home movies at work and at play, along with hilarious scenes from some of his greatest films.

Filmmakers (16)


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  • Bud Abbott's primary photoBud Abbott Himself (archive footage)  Less 10,247 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Gracie Allen's primary photoGracie Allen Nurse Allen (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 13,288 A Damsel in Distress
  • Edgar Bergen's primary photoEdgar Bergen Himself (archive footage)  Less 32,494 Fun & Fancy Free
  • Sarah Bernhardt's primary photoSarah Bernhardt Marguerite Gautier (clip from La dame aux camellias (1912)) (archive footage)  Less 49,168 Camille
  • Fanny Brice's primary photoFanny Brice Herself (archive footage)  Less 30,279 The Great Ziegfeld
  • George Burns's primary photoGeorge Burns Dr. Burns (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 7,998 Oh, God!
  • Cab Calloway's primary photoCab Calloway Himself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 20,027 The Blues Brothers
  • Eddie Cantor's primary photoEddie Cantor Eddie Beagle (clip from Special Delivery (1927)) (archive footage)  Less 35,745 Kid Millions
  • John Carradine's primary photoJohn Carradine Himself (archive footage)  Less 5,046 The Grapes of Wrath
  • Charles Chaplin's primary photoCharles Chaplin Himself (archive footage)  Less 3,009 The Great Dictator
  • Maurice Chevalier's primary photoMaurice Chevalier Himself (archive footage)  Less 19,031 The Love Parade
  • Lou Costello's primary photoLou Costello Himself (archive footage)  Less 7,982 Hold That Ghost
  • Carol Dempster's primary photoCarol Dempster Sally (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage)  Less 94,566 Isn't Life Wonderful
  • Stuart Erwin's primary photoStuart Erwin Tommy Nash (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 27,561 Pigskin Parade
  • W.C. Fields's primary photoW.C. Fields Himself (archive footage)  Less 18,200 It's a Gift
  • Jonathan Harris's primary photoJonathan Harris Himself (archive footage)  Less 9,482 Lost in Space
  • Harry Houdini's primary photoHarry Houdini Himself (archive footage)  Less 39,807 The Man from Beyond
  • Budd Hulick's primary photoBudd Hulick Budd (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 6,184,478 International House
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce's primary photoPeggy Hopkins Joyce Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 198,603 International House
  • Mitchell Leisen's primary photoMitchell Leisen Himself (archive footage)  Less 66,233 Death Takes a Holiday
  • Rose Marie's primary photoRose Marie Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 10,655 The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Sari Maritza's primary photoSari Maritza Carol Fortesque (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 184,635 Her Secret
  • Chico Marx's primary photoChico Marx Himself (archive footage)  Less 18,581 A Night at the Opera
  • Walter Matthau's primary photoWalter Matthau Himself (archive footage)  Less 3,327 The Odd Couple
  • Charlie McCarthy's primary photoCharlie McCarthy Himself (archive footage)  Less 116,493 Pure Feud
  • H.C. Potter's primary photoH.C. Potter Himself (archive footage)  Less 136,363 Hellzapoppin'
  • Charles 'Buddy' Rogers's primary photoCharles 'Buddy' Rogers Himself (archive footage)  Less 35,662 Wings
  • Will Rogers's primary photoWill Rogers Himself (archive footage)  Less 31,040 Judge Priest
  • Frank Shuster's primary photoFrank Shuster Himself (clip from Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at W.C. Fields (TV)) (archive footage)  Less 344,042 The Wayne and Shuster Hour
  • Mortimer Snerd's primary photoMortimer Snerd Himself (archive footage)  Less 194,787 Letter of Introduction
  • F. Chase Taylor's primary photoF. Chase Taylor Colonel Stoopnagle (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 658,708 The Inventors
  • Rudy Vallee's primary photoRudy Vallee Himself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 17,723 The Palm Beach Story
  • Johnny Wayne's primary photoJohnny Wayne Himself (clip from Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at W.C. Fields (TV)) (archive footage)  Less 362,189 The Wayne and Shuster Hour
  • Mae West's primary photoMae West Herself (archive footage)  Less 8,718 She Done Him Wrong
  • Bert Williams's primary photoBert Williams The Hon. Bert Williams (clip from A Natural Born Gambler (1916)) (archive footage)  Less 181,491 A Natural Born Gambler
  • Ed Wynn's primary photoEd Wynn Himself (archive footage)  Less 9,172 Alice in Wonderland
  • Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s primary photoFlorenz Ziegfeld Jr. Himself (archive footage)  Less 70,690 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • Erville Alderson's primary photoErville Alderson Judge Henry Foster (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 91,400 The Scarlet Empress
  • Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson's primary photoEddie 'Rochester' Anderson Rochester (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 24,947 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
  • Freddie Bartholomew's primary photoFreddie Bartholomew David as a Boy (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 24,500 Captains Courageous
  • Joseph Belmont's primary photoJoseph Belmont Mr. Benford - Man Hit by a Golf Ball (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 512,121 Prejudice
  • William 'Shorty' Blanche's primary photoWilliam 'Shorty' Blanche Stooge (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 8,601,101 Sally of the Sawdust
  • Billy Bletcher's primary photoBilly Bletcher Mr. Foliage (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 39,125 The Lost City
  • Naomi Casey's primary photoNaomi Casey Little Girl (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 814,433 Beach Babies
  • Elise Cavanna's primary photoElise Cavanna Patient (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 293,564 The Barber Shop
  • George Chandler's primary photoGeorge Chandler Chester Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 34,807 The High and the Mighty
  • Evelyn Del Rio's primary photoEvelyn Del Rio Elsie Mae Adele Bruch Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 327,034 The Bank Dick
  • Bobby Dunn's primary photoBobby Dunn Dentist's Caddy (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 222,333 His Busted Trust
  • Zedna Farley's primary photoZedna Farley Dental Assistant (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 365,335 The Dentist
  • Dorothy Granger's primary photoDorothy Granger Miss Peppitone (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 54,035 I've Been Around
  • George Gray's primary photoGeorge Gray Benford's Golf Partner (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 292,564 Men Into Space
  • Thurston Hall's primary photoThurston Hall Mr. Bel-Goodie (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 46,025 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Johnny Kane's primary photoJohnny Kane Walter the Desk Clerk (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 322,821 Howdy Broadway
  • Elsa Lanchester's primary photoElsa Lanchester Clickett (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,801 Witness for the Prosecution
  • Harriet E. MacGibbon's primary photoHarriet E. MacGibbon Lady Walking Dog (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 41,648 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • John Marley's primary photoJohn Marley Studio Head Bannerman (clip from W.C. Fields and Me (1976)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,577 Love Story
  • Una Merkel's primary photoUna Merkel Myrtle Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 15,261 42nd Street
  • Constance Moore's primary photoConstance Moore Victoria Whipsnade (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 40,556 Atlantic City
  • Herbert Mundin's primary photoHerbert Mundin Barkis (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 68,551 The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Franklin Pangborn's primary photoFranklin Pangborn J. Frothingham Waterbury (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 39,655 Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Dick Purcell's primary photoDick Purcell Mackley Q. Greene (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 50,362 Captain America
  • Jessie Ralph's primary photoJessie Ralph Nurse Peggotty (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 71,947 David Copperfield
  • Addison Richards's primary photoAddison Richards Judge (clip from My Little Chickadee (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 43,652 'G' Men
  • Grady Sutton's primary photoGrady Sutton Og Oggilby (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 37,981 The Bank Dick
  • Rosemary Theby's primary photoRosemary Theby Mrs. Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 134,539 The Red Lily
  • Cora Witherspoon's primary photoCora Witherspoon Agatha Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 62,194 Piccadilly Jim
  • Allen Wood's primary photoAllen Wood The Caddy (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 276,474 Death Valley Days
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