WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 613 works in 1,250 publications in 3 languages and 25,618 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Melodrama  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Host, Narrator, Director, Costume designer, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN2287.F45, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by W. C Fields, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by W. C Fields
The Bank dick by Edward Cline ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egbert Souse accidentally foils a bank robbery and is hired as a bank guard
The personal history, adventures, experience, & observation of David Copperfield the younger by George Cukor ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up
My little chickadee by Edward Cline ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West portrays voluptuous Flowerbelle Lee, whose reputation is tarnished when she is seen embracing a masked bandit in her bedroom. Forced to leave town until she can prove she is respectable-- and married-- Flowerbelle boards a train where she meets incorrigible Guthbert J. Twillie (Fields). Believing he's quite a catch, Flowerbelle accepts Twillie's marriage proposal
W.C. Fields 6 short films ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 551 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 )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 513 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
The personal history, adventures, experience, & observation of David Copperfield the younger ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 369 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 345 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 in the original Alice in Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll's beloved story, this live-action fantasy features Hollywood icons Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields along with Charlotte Henry as "Alice". Filled with spectacular sets and imaginative costumes, the classic Alice in Wonderland is a timeless adventure for the whole family!
Sally of the sawdust ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival barker who has adopted young Sally, in his first and most famous silent feature film. Juggling and conning lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase scene
It's a gift by Norman Z McLeod ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 297 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
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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You can't cheat an honest man by George Marshall ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1939 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whipsnade's circus is the greatest show on earth, for keeping ahead of the sheriff. When luck runs thin, he races elephants and wagons to the state line
International house ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and held by 232 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 collected shorts ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields in 3 films: in the first he stars as a dentist; in the second he satirizes an old melodrama, Stolen Bonds; in the third he poses as a golf instructor at a fashionable hotel
W.C. Fields comedy collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 179 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college. The big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields plays dual roles while Hope juggles three ex-wives and romances Dorothy Lamour
Brother, can you spare a dime? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 156 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
Never give a sucker an even break by Edward Cline ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when her mother is killed in a trapeze fall during the making of a circus movie. He and his niece, who he finds at a shooting gallery, fly to Mexico to sell wooden nutmegs in a Russian colony. Trying to catch his bottle as it falls from the plane, he lands on a mountain peak where lives the man- eating Mrs. Hemogloben. When he gets to the Russian colony he finds Leon Errol (father of the insulting boys and owner of the shooting gallery) already selling wooden nutmegs. He decides to woo the wealthy Mrs. Hemogloben but when he gets there Errol has preceded him. The Mexican adventure is the story that Esoteric Studios would not buy
Tales of Manhattan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disgruntled tailor has put a curse on a tailcoat. The tailcoat has a surprising effect on the people who wear it in this multi-episode film
The Best of W.C. Fields ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields stars in three comedy films. In the first he portrays "The Golf Specialist" giving a lesson to a house detective's flirtatious wife. In "The Dentist" he portrays a dentist who faces unusual and comic patients. In "The Fatal Glass of Beer" he portrays a trapper in the great northwest who tells a wild tale about his son being lured by the temptation of the big city. Includes the famous "Ain't fit for man nor beast" routine
 
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Alternative Names
Bogle, Charles 1879-1946
Bogle, Charles 1880-1946
Charles Bogle 1880-1946
Criblecoblis, Otis 1879-1946
Criblecoblis Otis 1880-1946
Dukenfield, Claude William
Dukenfield, William Claude 1879-1946
Dukenfield, William Claude 1880-1946
Dukinfield, William C. 1879-1946
Dukinfield, William Claude
Dukinfield, William Claude 1879-1946
Dukinfield, William Claude 1880-1946
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 C. (William Claude), 1879-1946
Fields, William C. (William Claude), 1880-1946
Fields, William Claude
Fields, William Claude 1879-1946
Fields William Claude 1880-1946
Jeeves, Mahatma Kane 1879-1946
Jeeves Mahatma Kane 1880-1946
Languages
English (316)
Spanish (3)
Esperanto (1)
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