W. C. Fields Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Janice Meredith

Janice Meredith

(1924)
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As:
Cast
Director:
E. Mason Hopper
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War, History
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Hattie Delaro, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Marion Davies
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Man on the Flying Trapeze

Man on the Flying Trapeze

(1935)
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As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Ambrose Wolfinger
Director:
W.C. Fields, Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Vera Lewis, Mary Brian, Grady Sutton, Kathleen Howard
Plot:

Sheepish memory expert, Ambrose Wolfinger, who has never taken a leave in 25 years, decides to go to a wrestling match lying to his boss that his mother-in-law has died. He overcomes several misfortunes to reach the wrestling arena, where he is injured by a wrestler and returns home to find his furious wife and mother-in-law.

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The Old Fashioned Way

The Old Fashioned Way

(1934)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
The Great McGonigle / Squire Cribbs in 'The Drunkard'
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Judith Allen, Baby LeRoy, Joe Morrison, Jan Duggan
Plot:

The Great McGonigle and his underfunded traveling theatre group are always in trouble. His daughter, Betty, is being courted by the wealthy Wally Livingston, who wants to become an actor, but Betty wants him to go back to college. McGonigle has his eyes on wealthy widow Cleopatra. While Betty and Wally find happiness, McGonigle’s is not so lucky. 

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You're Telling Me!

You're Telling Me!

(1934)
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Cast, Writer
Role:
Sam Bisbee
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Louise Carter, Adrienne Ames, Buster Crabbe
Plot:

Sam Bisbee is a hard-drinking, unsuccessful inventor, whose mostly impractical inventions have made him a subject of ridicule, and has jeopardized his daughter’s chances of marriage to town’s wealthiest person’s son. When the demonstrations of his latest, most practical invention bring him nothing but public humiliation, Sam decides to commit suicide. However, a chance meeting with a princess alters the entire picture.

 

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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

(1935)
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As:
Cast
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Beresford, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan
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It's a Gift

It's a Gift

(1934)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Harold Bissonette
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Tommy Bupp
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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

(1941)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
The Great Man
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Leon Errol, Gloria Jean, Billy Lenhart, Kenneth Brown
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Tales of Manhattan

Tales of Manhattan

(1942)
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As:
Cast
Director:
Julien Duvivier
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton
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The Bank Dick
TV-PG

The Bank Dick

(1940)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Egbert Sousé
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Una Merkel, Jessie Ralph, Shemp Howard, Cora Witherspoon
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International House

International House

(1933)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Henry R. Quail
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Erwin, George Burns, Rudy Vallee, Gracie Allen, Bela Lugosi
Plot:

When Chinese inventor Dr. Wong invites bids for his latest creation, a television-like device, both potential buyers and stealers gather in the metropolitan hotel, International House, in Wuhu, China. One of them, Tommy Nash, the representative of an American electric company, also wants to marry his sweetheart Carol, but after he develops rashes, the whole hotel is quarantined.

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Running Wild

Running Wild

(1927)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Elmer Finch
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Frederick Burton, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, Marie Shotwell
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You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

(1939)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Larson E. Whipsnade
Director:
Edward F. Cline, George Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mortimer Snerd
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If I Had a Million

If I Had a Million

(1932)
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Cast
Director:
Norman Taurog, William A. Seiter, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, H. Bruce Humberstone
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Oakie, Charles Laughton, Gary Cooper, George Raft, Richard Bennett
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Million Dollar Legs

Million Dollar Legs

(1932)
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As:
Cast
Role:
The President
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Jack Oakie, Susan Fleming, Lyda Roberti
Plot:

Migg Tweeny falls in love with the daughter of the president of the mythical but bankrupt country Klopstokia. Following Tweeny’s plan, Klopstokia enters the 1932 Olympics to win all the money. Unfortunately, the president’s own cabinet sends ‘Mata Machree, the Woman No Man Can Resist’ to break up the team. 

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Tillie's Punctured Romance

Tillie's Punctured Romance

(1928)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Ringmaster
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Louise Fazenda, Doris Hill
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Poppy

Poppy

(1936)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Eustace P. McGargle
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Richard Cromwell, Rochelle Hudson, Lynne Overman, Catherine Doucet
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Tillie and Gus

Tillie and Gus

(1933)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Augustus Winterbottom
Director:
Francis Martin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Julie Bishop, Phillip Trent, Baby LeRoy
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My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee

(1940)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Cuthbert J. Twillie
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Ruth Donnelly, Dick Foran
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The Fatal Glass of Beer

The Fatal Glass of Beer

(1933)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Pa Snavely
Director:
Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer, Ernie Alexander
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The Dentist

The Dentist

(1932)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dentist
Director:
Leslie Pearce
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Dorothy Granger, Arnold Gray, Elise Cavanna
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The Pharmacist

The Pharmacist

(1933)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mr. Dilweg
Director:
Arthur Ripley
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna, Grady Sutton, Lorena Carr
Plot:

Mr. Dilweg, owner of a pharmacy that is not exactly a profitable venture, has to deal with a dysfunctional family of a shrewish wife, self-absorbed elder daughter, and a younger daughter who likes eating family’s pet canary. If all that is not enough, he has to stealthily sell bootleg liquor and manage his overbearing, bullying customers who may even take to gunfight. 

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The Barber Shop
TV-G

The Barber Shop

(1933)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Cornelius O'Hare
Director:
Arthur Ripley
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson, Dagmar Oakland, John Sinclair
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Six of a Kind

Six of a Kind

(1934)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff John Hoxley
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Burns, W.C. Fields, Charles Ruggles, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland
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Sally of the Sawdust

Sally of the Sawdust

(1925)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Eustance McGargle
Director:
D.W. Griffith
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Alfred Lunt, Effie Shannon
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It's the Old Army Game

It's the Old Army Game

(1926)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Elmer Prettywillie
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Mary Foy, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton
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Mississippi

Mississippi

(1935)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Commodore Jackson
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Bennett, Gail Patrick, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Queenie Smith
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So's Your Old Man

So's Your Old Man

(1926)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Samuel Bisbee
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Kittens Reichert, Marcia Harris, Alice Joyce, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
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The Golf Specialist

The Golf Specialist

(1930)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
J. Effingham Bellweather
Director:
Monte Brice
Genres:
Sport, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey, John Dunsmuir
Plot:

A short film made in the pre-Code era, The Golf Specialist tells the story of a married woman who likes to flirt with other men, much to the chagrin of her husband, a house detective who loves to play golf. The film is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest classic films of all time. 

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

(1933)
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As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Roscoe Ates, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Leon Errol, Richard Arlen
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Song of the Open Road

Song of the Open Road

(1944)
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As:
Cast
Role:
W.C. Fields
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
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Sensations of 1945

Sensations of 1945

(1944)
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As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew L. Stone
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, C. Aubrey Smith, Eugene Pallette, Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe
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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

(1934)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Stubbins
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor, Pauline Lord
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Her Majesty, Love

Her Majesty, Love

(1931)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Bela Toerrek - Lia's Father
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Ford Sterling, Ben Lyon, Marilyn Miller, Leon Errol
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Follow the Boys

Follow the Boys

(1944)
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As:
Cast
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Charles Butterworth, Orson Welles, George Raft, Marlene Dietrich, Vera Zorina
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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

(1949)
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As:
Cast
Role:
The dentist (archiveFootage)
Director:
Phil Karlson
Genres:
Music, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Steve Allen, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Nelson
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Pool Sharks
TV-G

Pool Sharks

(1915)
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
The Pool Shark
Director:
Edwin Middleton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Bud Ross, Marian West, Larry Westford
Plot:

In this short silent film, two men—W.C. Fields and Larry Westford—have an interest in beautiful Marian West. They engage in fighting, but when other people suggest that they settle their dispute by playing a friendly game of pool, they agree. However, the friendly match soon turns into yet another fight and the young lady gets annoyed. 

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Too Many Highballs

Too Many Highballs

(1933)
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As:
Writer
Director:
Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Bud Jamison, Aggie Herring, Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Lloyd Hamilton
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Fools for Luck

Fools for Luck

(1928)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Whitehead
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Mary Alden, Chester Conklin, Jack Luden, Sally Blane
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That Royle Girl

That Royle Girl

(1925)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Royle
Director:
D.W. Griffith
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, James Kirkwood, Paul Everton, Carol Dempster, Harrison Ford
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Animation(s)

The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
T. Frothingill Bellows / S.B. Bellows
Director:
James P. Hogan, Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Bob Hope, W.C. Fields, Lynne Overman, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour
Plot:

The S.S. Gigantic is about to race the slightly smaller S.S. Colossal, across the Atlantic. Gigantic’s owner T.F. Bellows sends his brother S.B. Bellows to sabotage the Collossal, but S.B. accidentally ends up sabotaging the Gigantic. Meanwhile, radio emcee, Buzz Fielding, tries to announce the race from the Gigantic while juggling his three ex-wives and girlfriend. 

TV Shows and Videos

Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...

Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1964)

As:
Writer
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster