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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 19,739 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Gracie Allen's primary photoGracie Allen Nurse Allen (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 13,968 A Damsel in Distress
  • Edgar Bergen's primary photoEdgar Bergen Himself (archive footage)  Less 20,500 Fun & Fancy Free
  • Sarah Bernhardt's primary photoSarah Bernhardt Marguerite Gautier (clip from La dame aux camellias (1912)) (archive footage)  Less 51,514 Camille
  • Fanny Brice's primary photoFanny Brice Herself (archive footage)  Less 21,101 The Great Ziegfeld
  • George Burns's primary photoGeorge Burns Dr. Burns (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 5,326 Oh, God!
  • Cab Calloway's primary photoCab Calloway Himself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 18,282 The Blues Brothers
  • Eddie Cantor's primary photoEddie Cantor Eddie Beagle (clip from Special Delivery (1927)) (archive footage)  Less 32,656 Kid Millions
  • John Carradine's primary photoJohn Carradine Himself (archive footage)  Less 6,327 The Grapes of Wrath
  • Charles Chaplin's primary photoCharles Chaplin Himself (archive footage)  Less 2,761 The Great Dictator
  • Maurice Chevalier's primary photoMaurice Chevalier Himself (archive footage)  Less 20,115 Gigi
  • Lou Costello's primary photoLou Costello Himself (archive footage)  Less 14,213 Hold That Ghost
  • Carol Dempster's primary photoCarol Dempster Sally (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage)  Less 123,992 Isn't Life Wonderful
  • Stuart Erwin's primary photoStuart Erwin Tommy Nash (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 19,553 Pigskin Parade
  • W.C. Fields's primary photoW.C. Fields Himself (archive footage)  Less 14,964 It's a Gift
  • Jonathan Harris's primary photoJonathan Harris Himself (archive footage)  Less 10,094 Lost in Space
  • Harry Houdini's primary photoHarry Houdini Himself (archive footage)  Less 38,250 The Man from Beyond
  • Budd Hulick's primary photoBudd Hulick Budd (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 1,034,313 International House
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce's primary photoPeggy Hopkins Joyce Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 93,763 International House
  • Mitchell Leisen's primary photoMitchell Leisen Himself (archive footage)  Less 72,435 Death Takes a Holiday
  • Rose Marie's primary photoRose Marie Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 8,059 The Dick Van Dyke Show
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  • Chico Marx's primary photoChico Marx Himself (archive footage)  Less 28,511 Duck Soup
  • Walter Matthau's primary photoWalter Matthau Himself (archive footage)  Less 3,725 The Odd Couple
  • Charlie McCarthy's primary photoCharlie McCarthy Himself (archive footage)  Less 123,247 Pure Feud
  • H.C. Potter's primary photoH.C. Potter Himself (archive footage)  Less 120,900 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Charles 'Buddy' Rogers's primary photoCharles 'Buddy' Rogers Himself (archive footage)  Less 33,727 Wings
  • Will Rogers's primary photoWill Rogers Himself (archive footage)  Less 34,059 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 209,285 Folio
  • Mortimer Snerd's primary photoMortimer Snerd Himself (archive footage)  Less 200,544 Fun & Fancy Free
  • F. Chase Taylor's primary photoF. Chase Taylor Colonel Stoopnagle (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 646,336 The Inventors
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  • Johnny Wayne's primary photoJohnny Wayne Himself (clip from Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at W.C. Fields (TV)) (archive footage)  Less 191,692 Folio
  • Mae West's primary photoMae West Herself (archive footage)  Less 9,222 She Done Him Wrong
  • Bert Williams's primary photoBert Williams The Hon. Bert Williams (clip from A Natural Born Gambler (1916)) (archive footage)  Less 171,330 A Natural Born Gambler
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  • Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s primary photoFlorenz Ziegfeld Jr. Himself (archive footage)  Less 35,957 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
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  • Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson's primary photoEddie 'Rochester' Anderson Rochester (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 13,319 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 20,141 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 928,385 Prejudice
  • William 'Shorty' Blanche's primary photoWilliam 'Shorty' Blanche Stooge (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 456,323 Sally of the Sawdust
  • Billy Bletcher's primary photoBilly Bletcher Mr. Foliage (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 34,132 The Lost City
  • Naomi Casey's primary photoNaomi Casey Little Girl (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 463,278 Beach Babies
  • Elise Cavanna's primary photoElise Cavanna Patient (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 233,477 The Barber Shop
  • George Chandler's primary photoGeorge Chandler Chester Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 23,994 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 161,563 The Bank Dick
  • Bobby Dunn's primary photoBobby Dunn Dentist's Caddy (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 255,481 His Busted Trust
  • Zedna Farley's primary photoZedna Farley Dental Assistant (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 221,486 The Dentist
  • Dorothy Granger's primary photoDorothy Granger Miss Peppitone (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 64,063 I've Been Around
  • George Gray's primary photoGeorge Gray Benford's Golf Partner (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 235,757 The Quack Doctor
  • Thurston Hall's primary photoThurston Hall Mr. Bel-Goodie (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 40,860 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 304,881 Howdy Broadway
  • Elsa Lanchester's primary photoElsa Lanchester Clickett (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 6,962 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 45,021 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 10,696 The Godfather
  • Una Merkel's primary photoUna Merkel Myrtle Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 20,959 42nd Street
  • Constance Moore's primary photoConstance Moore Victoria Whipsnade (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,115 Atlantic City
  • Herbert Mundin's primary photoHerbert Mundin Barkis (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 66,606 The Adventures of Robin Hood
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  • Dick Purcell's primary photoDick Purcell Mackley Q. Greene (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 76,238 Captain America
  • Jessie Ralph's primary photoJessie Ralph Nurse Peggotty (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 49,024 David Copperfield
  • Addison Richards's primary photoAddison Richards Judge (clip from My Little Chickadee (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 39,421 'G' Men
  • Grady Sutton's primary photoGrady Sutton Og Oggilby (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 35,149 The Bank Dick
  • Rosemary Theby's primary photoRosemary Theby Mrs. Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 105,740 The Red Lily
  • Cora Witherspoon's primary photoCora Witherspoon Agatha Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 78,091 Piccadilly Jim
  • Allen Wood's primary photoAllen Wood The Caddy (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 166,505 Death Valley Days
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