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

1. Janice Meredith (1924)
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Janice Meredith
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6
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Hattie Delaro, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Marion Davies
Directed By:
E. Mason Hopper
2. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
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2
Man on the Flying Trapeze
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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.

Role:
Ambrose Wolfinger
Starring:
Walter Brennan, W.C. Fields, Vera Lewis, Mary Brian, Grady Sutton, Kathleen Howard
Directed By:
W.C. Fields, Clyde Bruckman
3. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
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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. 

Role:
The Great McGonigle / Squire Cribbs in 'The Drunkard'
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Judith Allen, Baby LeRoy, Joe Morrison, Jan Duggan
Directed By:
William Beaudine
4. The Bank Dick (1940)
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The Bank Dick
TV-PG
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2

Egbert Sousé is a drunkard who lives a boring life, since he has strained relations with his wife and his mother-in-law, due to his smoking and drinking. Things change when he is hired as a security guard for a bank. When he mistakenly stops a robbery by tripping the thieves, he receives a promotion.

Role:
Egbert Sousé
Starring:
Shemp Howard, W.C. Fields, Una Merkel, Jessie Ralph, Cora Witherspoon
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
5. It's a Gift (1934)
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It's a Gift
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Harold is the owner of a grocery store in a small town, who is a henpecked husband and father of two spoilt kids. When he gets the opportunity to buy an orange grove in California, he decides to take it and moves across the country, despite his wife’s protests. However, the orange grove is not what he had expected.

Role:
Harold Bissonette
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Tommy Bupp
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
6. You're Telling Me! (1934)
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You're Telling Me!
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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.

 

Role:
Sam Bisbee
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Louise Carter, Adrienne Ames, Buster Crabbe
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
7. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
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2
Role:
The Great Man
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Leon Errol, Gloria Jean, Billy Lenhart, Kenneth Brown
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
10. International House (1933)
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International House
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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.

Role:
Professor Henry R. Quail
Starring:
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
11. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
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You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
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Role:
Larson E. Whipsnade
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mortimer Snerd
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline, George Marshall
12. The Dentist (1932)
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The Dentist
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2
Role:
Dentist
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Dorothy Granger, Arnold Gray, Elise Cavanna
Directed By:
Leslie Pearce
13. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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Million Dollar Legs
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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. 

Role:
The President
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Jack Oakie, Susan Fleming, Lyda Roberti
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
14. Running Wild (1927)
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Running Wild
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Role:
Elmer Finch
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Frederick Burton, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, Marie Shotwell
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
15. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
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2
The Fatal Glass of Beer
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2
Role:
Pa Snavely
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer, Ernie Alexander
Directed By:
Clyde Bruckman
16. If I Had a Million (1932)
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3
If I Had a Million
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3
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Jack Oakie, George Raft, Richard Bennett
Directed By:
Norman Taurog, William A. Seiter, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, H. Bruce Humberstone
17. My Little Chickadee (1940)
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2
My Little Chickadee
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2
Role:
Cuthbert J. Twillie
Starring:
Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Ruth Donnelly, Dick Foran
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
18. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
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2
Tillie's Punctured Romance
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2
Role:
Ringmaster
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Louise Fazenda, Doris Hill
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
19. Tillie and Gus (1933)
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Tillie and Gus
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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. 

Role:
Augustus Winterbottom
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Julie Bishop, Phillip Trent, Baby LeRoy
Directed By:
Francis Martin
20. The Barber Shop (1933)
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The Barber Shop
TV-G
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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.

Role:
Cornelius O'Hare
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson, Dagmar Oakland, John Sinclair
Directed By:
Arthur Ripley
21. Poppy (1936)
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Poppy
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3
Role:
Prof. Eustace P. McGargle
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Richard Cromwell, Rochelle Hudson, Lynne Overman, Catherine Doucet
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
22. The Pharmacist (1933)
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The Pharmacist
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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. 

Role:
Mr. Dilweg
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna, Grady Sutton, Lorena Carr
Directed By:
Arthur Ripley
23. Six of a Kind (1934)
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Six of a Kind
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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. 

Role:
Sheriff John Hoxley
Starring:
George Burns, Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland
Directed By:
Leo McCarey
24. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
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Sally of the Sawdust
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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. 

Role:
Professor Eustance McGargle
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Alfred Lunt, Effie Shannon
Directed By:
25. Mississippi (1935)
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Mississippi
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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.

Role:
Commodore Jackson
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, Gail Patrick, W.C. Fields, Queenie Smith
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles
26. It's the Old Army Game (1926)
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It's the Old Army Game
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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.

Role:
Elmer Prettywillie
Starring:
Louise Brooks, W.C. Fields, Mary Foy, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
27. So's Your Old Man (1926)
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So's Your Old Man
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3
Role:
Samuel Bisbee
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Kittens Reichert, Marcia Harris, Alice Joyce, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
28. The Golf Specialist (1930)
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The Golf Specialist
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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. 

Role:
J. Effingham Bellweather
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey, John Dunsmuir
Directed By:
Monte Brice
29. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
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2
Alice in Wonderland
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2
Starring:
Cary Grant, Sterling Holloway, Gary Cooper, Roscoe Ates, Leon Errol, Richard Arlen
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
30. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
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2
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
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2
Role:
Mr. Stubbins
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor, Pauline Lord
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
31. Song of the Open Road (1944)
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2
Song of the Open Road
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2
Role:
W.C. Fields
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
32. Sensations of 1945 (1944)
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2
Sensations of 1945
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2
Starring:
W.C. Fields, C. Aubrey Smith, Eugene Pallette, Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe
Directed By:
Andrew L. Stone
33. Her Majesty, Love (1931)
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2
Her Majesty, Love
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2
Role:
Bela Toerrek - Lia's Father
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Ford Sterling, Ben Lyon, Marilyn Miller, Leon Errol
Directed By:
William Dieterle
34. Follow the Boys (1944)
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Follow the Boys
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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. 

Starring:
Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Charles Butterworth, George Raft, Vera Zorina
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
35. Down Memory Lane (1949)
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2
Down Memory Lane
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2
Role:
The dentist (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Steve Allen, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Nelson
Directed By:
Phil Karlson
36. Pool Sharks (1915)
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Pool Sharks
TV-G
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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. 

Role:
The Pool Shark
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Bud Ross, Marian West, Larry Westford
Directed By:
Edwin Middleton
37. Too Many Highballs (1933)
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2
Too Many Highballs
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2
Starring:
Bud Jamison, Aggie Herring, Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Lloyd Hamilton
Directed By:
Clyde Bruckman
38. Fools for Luck (1928)
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Fools for Luck
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3
Role:
Richard Whitehead
Starring:
W.C. Fields, Mary Alden, Chester Conklin, Jack Luden, Sally Blane
Directed By:
Charles Reisner
39. That Royle Girl (1925)
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3
That Royle Girl
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3
Role:
Professor Royle
Starring:
W.C. Fields, James Kirkwood, Paul Everton, Carol Dempster, Harrison Ford
Directed By:
D.W. Griffith

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. 

Role:
T. Frothingill Bellows / S.B. Bellows
Starring:
Bob Hope, W.C. Fields, Lynne Overman, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour
Directed By:
James P. Hogan, Mitchell Leisen

TV Shows and Videos

Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1964)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...
Starring:
Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster