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The Best W. C. Fields Movies 

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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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W. C. Fields, Jean Rouverol, Kathleen Howard

Released: 1934

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be one of Fields' best and funniest films. It was Fields's sixteenth sound film, and his fifth in 1934 ...more

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W. C. Fields, Shemp Howard, Una Merkel

Released: 1940

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

The Bank Dick is a 1940 comedy film. Set in Lompoc, California, W. C. Fields plays a character named Egbert Sousé who trips a bank robber and ends up a security guard as a result. The ...more
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Walter Brennan, W. C. Fields, Mary Brian

Released: 1935

Directed by: W. C. Fields, Clyde Bruckman

Man on the Flying Trapeze is a 1935 comedy film starring W. C. Fields as a henpecked husband. As with his other roles of this nature, Fields is put-upon throughout the film, but triumphs in the
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W. C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Franklin Pangborn

Released: 1941

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is a 1941 Universal Pictures comedy film starring W.C. Fields. Fields also wrote the original story, under the pseudonym "Otis Criblecoblis". Fields ...more
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W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Edward Brophy

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Marshall, Edward F. Cline

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man is a 1939 American comedy film starring W. C. Fields. Fields also wrote the story on which the film is based under the name Charles Bogle.
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W. C. Fields, Buster Crabbe, Adrienne Ames

Released: 1934

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

You're Telling Me! is a 1934 comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring W. C. Fields; this film is a remake of his earlier silent film So's Your Old Man, and both films are adapted ...more
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Mae West, W. C. Fields, Margaret Hamilton

Released: 1940

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

My Little Chickadee is a Universal comedy/western motion picture starring Mae West and W. C. Fields, with Joseph Calleia, Ruth Donnelly, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Meek, Willard Robertson, Dick ...more
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W. C. Fields, Jack Mulhall, Oscar Apfel

Released: 1934

Directed by: William Beaudine

The Old Fashioned Way is a 1934 comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by William Beaudine and stars W.C. Fields. The script was written by Jack Cunningham based on a ...more
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Bela Lugosi, George Burns, W. C. Fields

Released: 1933

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

International House is a comedy film, directed by A. Edward Sutherland and released by Paramount Pictures. The tagline of the film was "the Grand Hotel of comedy".
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The Fatal Glass of Beer W. C. Fields, Balto

Directed by: Clyde Bruckman

The Fatal Glass of Beer is a short film starring W. C. Fields, produced by Mack Sennett, and released theatrically by Paramount Pictures.
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W. C. Fields, Shirley Grey

Released: 1930

Directed by: Monte Brice

The Golf Specialist is a 1930 comedy short subject from RKO Pictures, starring W. C. Fields. It was his first talkie. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many early film studios in ...more
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Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields

Released: 1932

Directed by: Norman Taurog, Ernst Lubitsch, Stephen Roberts, Lothar Mendes, William A. Seiter, + more

If I Had a Million is a 1932 American pre-Code Paramount Studios anthology film. There were seven directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Taurog, Stephen Roberts, Norman Z. McLeod, James Cruze, ...more
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W. C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Ben Turpin

Released: 1932

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Million Dollar Legs is an American comedy film starring Jack Oakie and W. C. Fields, directed by Edward F. Cline, produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz and B. P. Schulberg, co-written by Joseph L. ...more
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Basil Rathbone, W. C. Fields, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1935

Directed by: George Cukor

David Copperfield is a 1935 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based upon the Charles Dickens novel The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David ...more
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W. C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell

Released: 1936

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Poppy is a 1936 film directed by A. Edward Sutherland.
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W. C. Fields, George Regas, James Kirkwood

Released: 1925

Directed by: D. W. Griffith

That Royle Girl was a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by D. W. Griffith and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Edwin Balmer, and ...more
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George Burns, W. C. Fields, Gracie Allen

Released: 1934

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Six of a Kind is a 1934 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey. It is a whimsical and often absurd Road movie about two couples who decide to share their expenses on a trip to Hollywood.
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Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields

Released: 1938

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety ...more
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W. C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, James Kirkwood

Released: 1925

Directed by: D. W. Griffith

Sally of the Sawdust is an American silent comedy film, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring W. C. Fields, and based on the 1923 stage musical Poppy. Fields would later star in a second film ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1942

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden ...more
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Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W. C. Fields

Released: 1933

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Alice in Wonderland is a 1933 film version of the famous Alice novels of Lewis Carroll. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures, featuring an all-star cast. It is all live-action, except for ...more

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W. C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Grant Withers

Released: 1928

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Tillie's Punctured Romance is a 1928 circus comedy starring W. C. Fields as a ringmaster and Louise Fazenda as a runaway. Written by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson and directed by A. Edward ...more
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W. C. Fields

Released: 1927

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Running Wild is a silent comedy film featuring W. C. Fields in a film built around his unique talents.
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W. C. Fields, Louise Brooks, William Gaxton

Released: 1926

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

It's the Old Army Game is a silent film comedy starring W. C. Fields and Louise Brooks. The "army game" is the shell game, a con-trick which WC Fields observes being played. "It's ...more
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W. C. Fields, ZaSu Pitts, Jimmy Butler

Released: 1934

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1934 American comedy-drama film, directed by Norman Taurog, and based on the 1901 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice. The film stars Broadway stage ...more