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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  • Sarah Bernhardt's primary photoSarah Bernhardt Marguerite Gautier (clip from La dame aux camellias (1912)) (archive footage)  Less 58,481 Camille
  • Fanny Brice's primary photoFanny Brice Herself (archive footage)  Less 26,289 The Great Ziegfeld
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  • Cab Calloway's primary photoCab Calloway Himself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 14,625 The Blues Brothers
  • Eddie Cantor's primary photoEddie Cantor Eddie Beagle (clip from Special Delivery (1927)) (archive footage)  Less 44,239 Kid Millions
  • John Carradine's primary photoJohn Carradine Himself (archive footage)  Less 5,464 The Grapes of Wrath
  • Charles Chaplin's primary photoCharles Chaplin Himself (archive footage)  Less 2,948 The Great Dictator
  • Maurice Chevalier's primary photoMaurice Chevalier Himself (archive footage)  Less 18,328 Gigi
  • Lou Costello's primary photoLou Costello Himself (archive footage)  Less 15,857 Hold That Ghost
  • Carol Dempster's primary photoCarol Dempster Sally (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage)  Less 146,405 Isn't Life Wonderful
  • Stuart Erwin's primary photoStuart Erwin Tommy Nash (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 19,384 Pigskin Parade
  • W.C. Fields's primary photoW.C. Fields Himself (archive footage)  Less 16,897 It's a Gift
  • Jonathan Harris's primary photoJonathan Harris Himself (archive footage)  Less 3,581 Lost in Space
  • Harry Houdini's primary photoHarry Houdini Himself (archive footage)  Less 37,377 The Man from Beyond
  • Budd Hulick's primary photoBudd Hulick Budd (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 1,074,435 International House
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce's primary photoPeggy Hopkins Joyce Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 115,178 International House
  • Mitchell Leisen's primary photoMitchell Leisen Himself (archive footage)  Less 68,951 Death Takes a Holiday
  • Rose Marie's primary photoRose Marie Herself (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 10,564 The Dick Van Dyke Show
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  • Walter Matthau's primary photoWalter Matthau Himself (archive footage)  Less 4,624 The Odd Couple
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  • Will Rogers's primary photoWill Rogers Himself (archive footage)  Less 34,572 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 147,388 The Wayne and Shuster Hour
  • Mortimer Snerd's primary photoMortimer Snerd Himself (archive footage)  Less 159,648 Fun & Fancy Free
  • F. Chase Taylor's primary photoF. Chase Taylor Colonel Stoopnagle (clip from International House (1933)) (archive footage)  Less 1,017,586 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 147,400 The Wayne and Shuster Hour
  • Mae West's primary photoMae West Herself (archive footage)  Less 10,248 She Done Him Wrong
  • Bert Williams's primary photoBert Williams The Hon. Bert Williams (clip from A Natural Born Gambler (1916)) (archive footage)  Less 166,325 A Natural Born Gambler
  • Ed Wynn's primary photoEd Wynn Himself (archive footage)  Less 7,452 Alice in Wonderland
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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 18,207 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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  • William 'Shorty' Blanche's primary photoWilliam 'Shorty' Blanche Stooge (clip from Sally of the Sawdust (1925)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2,102,943 Sally of the Sawdust
  • Billy Bletcher's primary photoBilly Bletcher Mr. Foliage (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 45,911 The Lost City
  • Naomi Casey's primary photoNaomi Casey Little Girl (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 601,800 Beach Babies
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  • George Chandler's primary photoGeorge Chandler Chester Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 23,829 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 351,117 The Bank Dick
  • Bobby Dunn's primary photoBobby Dunn Dentist's Caddy (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 305,323 His Busted Trust
  • Zedna Farley's primary photoZedna Farley Dental Assistant (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 309,825 The Dentist
  • Dorothy Granger's primary photoDorothy Granger Miss Peppitone (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 46,092 I've Been Around
  • George Gray's primary photoGeorge Gray Benford's Golf Partner (clip from The Dentist (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 235,523 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 51,347 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 330,588 Howdy Broadway
  • Elsa Lanchester's primary photoElsa Lanchester Clickett (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 6,739 Witness for the Prosecution
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  • John Marley's primary photoJohn Marley Studio Head Bannerman (clip from W.C. Fields and Me (1976)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 15,209 Love Story
  • Una Merkel's primary photoUna Merkel Myrtle Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 18,692 42nd Street
  • Constance Moore's primary photoConstance Moore Victoria Whipsnade (clip from You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 50,460 Atlantic City
  • Herbert Mundin's primary photoHerbert Mundin Barkis (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 21,596 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 81,160 Captain America
  • Jessie Ralph's primary photoJessie Ralph Nurse Peggotty (clip from David Copperfield (1935)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 43,390 David Copperfield
  • Addison Richards's primary photoAddison Richards Judge (clip from My Little Chickadee (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 39,197 The Ten Commandments
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  • Rosemary Theby's primary photoRosemary Theby Mrs. Snavely (clip from A Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 160,335 The Red Lily
  • Cora Witherspoon's primary photoCora Witherspoon Agatha Sousé (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 46,973 Piccadilly Jim
  • Allen Wood's primary photoAllen Wood The Caddy (clip from The Golf Specialist (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 412,947 Death Valley Days
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