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W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986)

Director:

Joseph Adamson (as Joe Adamson)

Writers:

Joseph Adamson (as Joe Adamson), Ronald J. Fields | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dudley Moore ... Narrated By (voice)
W.C. Fields ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Caplan Harry Caplan ... Himself - Fields' Prop Man
Teet Carle Teet Carle ... Himself - Paramount Publicist
Ronald J. Fields Ronald J. Fields ... Himself - Grandson / Biographer
Will Fowler Will Fowler ... Himself - Personal Friend
Everett Freeman Everett Freeman ... Himself - Screenwriter
Gloria Jean ... Herself - Co-Star
Madge Kennedy ... Herself - Stage Co-Star
Leonard Maltin ... Himself - Film Historian
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... Himself - Screenwriter
Doris Vinton Doris Vinton ... Herself - Ziegfeld Co-Star
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby LeRoy ... Himself - 1956 (voice) (archive footage) (as Baby 'Leroy' Overacker)
Edgar Bergen ... Himself - 1956 (voice) (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Himself - 1972 (archive footage)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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A wonderful compilation of his best bits from his best films.
27 July 2000 | by mandzirmSee all my reviews

If you are a W. C. Fields fan as I am, this compilation contains many of the parts we wait for when we watch his feature films. If you are new to his work, this will surely inspire you to see more of him by renting The Bank Dick, It's a Gift, or other classics excerpted here.

Even if you are familiar with Field's features, this documentary contains material you may not have seen, including clips from his silent films and from his early talkie shorts for Mack Sennett.

The interviews, including critic Leonard Maltin and Field's grandson/biographer, are informative without being intrusive. They add to the appreciation of what we are watching for - Fields in action.


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