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

1. Janice Meredith (1924)
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6
Janice Meredith
18
6
As:
Cast
Director:
E. Mason Hopper
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War, History
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Hattie Delaro, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Marion Davies
2. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
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2
Man on the Flying Trapeze
18
2

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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Ambrose Wolfinger
Director:
W.C. Fields, Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, W.C. Fields, Vera Lewis, Mary Brian, Grady Sutton, Kathleen Howard
3. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
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2
The Old Fashioned Way
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2

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. 

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
4. You're Telling Me! (1934)
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3
You're Telling Me!
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3

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.

 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Sam Bisbee
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Louise Carter, Adrienne Ames, Buster Crabbe
5. The Bank Dick (1940)
22
2
The Bank Dick
TV-PG
22
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Egbert Sousé
Director:
Edward F. Cline
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, W.C. Fields, Una Merkel, Jessie Ralph, Cora Witherspoon
6. It's a Gift (1934)
22
4
It's a Gift
22
4
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
7. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
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2
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
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2
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
10. International House (1933)
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2
International House
13
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Henry R. Quail
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
11. Running Wild (1927)
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3
Running Wild
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elmer Finch
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Frederick Burton, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, Marie Shotwell
12. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
12
2
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
12
2
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
13. The Dentist (1932)
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2
The Dentist
16
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dentist
Director:
Leslie Pearce
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Dorothy Granger, Arnold Gray, Elise Cavanna
14. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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2
Million Dollar Legs
13
2

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. 

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
15. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
15
2
The Fatal Glass of Beer
15
2
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
16. If I Had a Million (1932)
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3
If I Had a Million
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Taurog, William A. Seiter, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, H. Bruce Humberstone
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Jack Oakie, George Raft, Richard Bennett
17. My Little Chickadee (1940)
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2
My Little Chickadee
14
2
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
18. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
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2
Tillie's Punctured Romance
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ringmaster
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Louise Fazenda, Doris Hill
19. Tillie and Gus (1933)
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2
Tillie and Gus
12
2

This comedy film tells the story of a husband and a wife who reunite to take part in a boat race, in order to save a couple’s inheritance. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Augustus Winterbottom
Director:
Francis Martin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Julie Bishop, Phillip Trent, Baby LeRoy
20. The Barber Shop (1933)
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2
The Barber Shop
TV-G
12
2

It is a pre-Code comedy film, focusing on the story of an inept barber. Bad in his job, he also has a dysfunctional family, having a harridan for a wife, yet is able to maintain a good humored optimism n his small town barber shop.

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
21. Poppy (1936)
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3
Poppy
11
3
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
22. The Pharmacist (1933)
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2
The Pharmacist
11
2

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. 

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
23. Six of a Kind (1934)
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2
Six of a Kind
11
2

Six of a Kind is a comedy film that is about two couples on a road trip to Hollywood. However, none of them are aware of the fact that the car carries embezzled funds. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff John Hoxley
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Burns, Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland
24. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
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2
Sally of the Sawdust
11
2

This is a silent comedy film, centering on a dancer called Sally, whose mother was disowned by her father, a judge, for marrying a circus man. After her mother dies, Sally is raised by her mother’s friend and is trained to become a dancer. The plot thickens when the duo joins a carnival based at Green Meadow, where Sally’s grandparents still reside. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Eustance McGargle
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Alfred Lunt, Effie Shannon
25. It's the Old Army Game (1926)
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2
It's the Old Army Game
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2

It’s the Old Army’s Game is a silent comedy film which tells the story of a druggist who is trying to sleep, but is woken up by anxious customers, followed by garbage collectors. Next, he is woken up by firemen on a false alarm, followed by a real fire.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Elmer Prettywillie
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Louise Brooks, W.C. Fields, Mary Foy, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton
26. Mississippi (1935)
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2
Mississippi
12
2

This American musical comedy is based on a novel called Magnolia. It follows the story of a young singer who is labelled a coward and banished from his town when he refuses to fight for his fiance's honor. He joins a riverboat where his meek personality transforms thanks to the commodore.

As:
Cast
Role:
Commodore Jackson
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, Gail Patrick, W.C. Fields, Queenie Smith
27. So's Your Old Man (1926)
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3
So's Your Old Man
11
3
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
28. The Golf Specialist (1930)
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3
The Golf Specialist
13
3

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. 

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
29. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
10
2
Alice in Wonderland
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Sterling Holloway, Gary Cooper, Roscoe Ates, Leon Errol, Richard Arlen
30. Song of the Open Road (1944)
10
2
Song of the Open Road
10
2
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
31. Sensations of 1945 (1944)
10
2
Sensations of 1945
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew L. Stone
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, C. Aubrey Smith, Eugene Pallette, Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe
32. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
11
2
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Stubbins
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor, Pauline Lord
33. Her Majesty, Love (1931)
10
2
Her Majesty, Love
10
2
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
34. Follow the Boys (1944)
10
2
Follow the Boys
10
2

A Hollywood actor, who is a former vaudeville performer, tries to enlist in the army after the Second World War breaks out, but is refused due to his knee. He eventually finds himself organizing the Hollywood Victory Committee, an association of motion picture, theatrical and radio personalities, dedicated to help the efforts of the war. 

As:
Cast
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Charles Butterworth, George Raft, Vera Zorina
35. Down Memory Lane (1949)
9
2
Down Memory Lane
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The dentist (archiveFootage)
Director:
Phil Karlson
Genres:
Music, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Allen, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Nelson
36. Pool Sharks (1915)
9
2
Pool Sharks
TV-G
9
2

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. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
The Pool Shark
Director:
Edwin Middleton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Bud Ross, Marian West, Larry Westford
37. Too Many Highballs (1933)
11
2
Too Many Highballs
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Bud Jamison, Aggie Herring, Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Lloyd Hamilton
38. Fools for Luck (1928)
11
2
Fools for Luck
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Whitehead
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W.C. Fields, Mary Alden, Chester Conklin, Jack Luden, Sally Blane
39. That Royle Girl (1925)
11
2
That Royle Girl
11
2
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

Animation(s)

The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
The Big Broadcast of 1938
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. 

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

TV Shows and Videos

Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1964)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...
As:
Writer
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster