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The Best W. C. Fields Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.3k votes 422 voters 33.2k views31 items

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List of the best W. C. Fields movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. W. C. Fields's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top W. C. Fields movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated W. C. Fields movies will be at the top of the list. W. C. Fields has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest W. C. Fields movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining W. C. Fields films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best W. C. Fields role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest W. C. Fields performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Tillie's Punctured Romance, Have You Got Any Castles? and many more.

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    The Bank Dick

    W. C. Fields, Shemp Howard
    The Bank Dick is a 1940 comedy film. Set in Lompoc, California, W. C. Fields plays a character...  more
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    It's a Gift

    W. C. Fields, Jean Rouverol
    It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be...  more

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    International House

    Bela Lugosi, George Burns
    International House is a comedy film, directed by A. Edward Sutherland and released by...  more
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    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

    W. C. Fields, Gloria Jean
    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is a 1941 Universal Pictures comedy film starring W.C....  more
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    Man on the Flying Trapeze

    Walter Brennan, W. C. Fields
    Man on the Flying Trapeze is a 1935 comedy film starring W. C. Fields as a henpecked husband....  more
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    You're Telling Me!

    W. C. Fields, Buster Crabbe
    You're Telling Me! is a 1934 comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring W. C....  more
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    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

    W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man is a 1939 American comedy film starring W. C. Fields. Fields...  more
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    The Fatal Glass of Beer

    W. C. Fields, Balto
    The Fatal Glass of Beer is a short film starring W. C. Fields, produced by Mack Sennett, and...  more
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    Tales of Manhattan

    Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda
    Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen...  more
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    The Golf Specialist

    W. C. Fields, Shirley Grey
    The Golf Specialist is a 1930 comedy short subject from RKO Pictures, starring W. C. Fields....  more
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    Sally of the Sawdust

    W. C. Fields, Alfred Lunt
    Sally of the Sawdust is an American silent comedy film, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring...  more
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    The Old Fashioned Way

    W. C. Fields, Jack Mulhall
    The Old Fashioned Way is a 1934 comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. The film was...  more
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    My Little Chickadee

    Mae West, W. C. Fields
    My Little Chickadee is a Universal comedy/western motion picture starring Mae West and W. C....  more
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    If I Had a Million

    Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton
    If I Had a Million is a 1932 American pre-Code Paramount Studios anthology film. There were...  more
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    Tillie's Punctured Romance

    W. C. Fields, Chester Conklin
    Tillie's Punctured Romance is a 1928 circus comedy starring W. C. Fields as a ringmaster and...  more
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    Million Dollar Legs

    W. C. Fields, Andy Clyde
    Million Dollar Legs is an American comedy film starring Jack Oakie and W. C. Fields, directed...  more
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    14
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    Pool Sharks

    W. C. Fields, Bud Ross
    Pool Sharks is a 1915 silent short film. The film is notable for being the film acting and...  more
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    17
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    The Big Broadcast of 1938

    Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
    The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope....  more
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    Poppy

    W. C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson
    Poppy is a 1936 film directed by A. Edward Sutherland....  more
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    14
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    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

    W. C. Fields, ZaSu Pitts
    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1934 American comedy-drama film, directed by Norman...  more
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    It's the Old Army Game

    W. C. Fields, Louise Brooks
    It's the Old Army Game is a silent film comedy starring W. C. Fields and Louise Brooks. The...  more
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    Running Wild

    W. C. Fields
    Running Wild is a silent comedy film featuring W. C. Fields in a film built around his unique...  more
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    Six of a Kind

    George Burns, W. C. Fields
    Six of a Kind is a 1934 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey. It is a whimsical and often...  more
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    Have You Got Any Castles?

    Mel Blanc, W. C. Fields
    Have You Got Any Castles? is a seven-minute animated short film released to theaters by Warner...  more
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    Janice Meredith

    W. C. Fields, Marion Davies
    Janice Meredith, also known as The Beautiful Rebel, is a silent film released in 1924 that is...  more