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1. My Little Chickadee (1940)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »

Writers: Mae West, W.C. Fields | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran

2. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

3. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

4. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Ken Englund, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross

5. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Cameron Menzies, Lewis Carroll | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

6. The Bank Dick (1940)

TV-PG | 72 min | Comedy

7.4
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Writer: W.C. Fields | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

7. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugh Walpole, Howard Estabrook | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

8. It's a Gift (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.5
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A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Writers: Jack Cunningham, J.P. McEvoy, W.C. Fields | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison

10. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when... See full summary »

Writers: John T. Neville, Prescott Chaplin, W.C. Fields | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Billy Lenhart

11. International House (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.1
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Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television.

Writers: Francis Martin, Walter DeLeon, Neil Brant, Louis E. Heifetz | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin

12. Follow the Boys (1944)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Gertrude Purcell, Joe Schoenfeld | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins | Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Jeanette MacDonald, Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show

13. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.3
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Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade's son ... See full summary »

Writers: George Marion Jr., Richard Mack, Everett Freeman, W.C. Fields | Directors: George Marshall, Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

14. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Henry Myers | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

15. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy

7.6
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The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Writers: Garnett Weston, Jack Cunningham, W.C. Fields | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen

16. Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009– )

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Billy Crystal, Amy Sedaris, George Carlin, Leonard Maltin

17. Poppy (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.9
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Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Virginia Van Upp, Dorothy Donnelly | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet

18. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

19. You're Telling Me! (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy

7.7
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A hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor wrecks his daughter's chances of marriage into a rich family and bungles his own chances of success by selling one of his more practical inventions.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Paul M. Jones, J.P. McEvoy, Julian Street | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Buster Crabbe, Adrienne Ames

20. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences.

Writers: Ray Harris, Sam Hardy, W.C. Fields | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, W.C. Fields | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Mary Brian, Grady Sutton

21. Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

6.9
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When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Writers: Keene Thompson, Douglas MacLean, Walter DeLeon, Harry Ruskin | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields, George Burns

22. It's the Old Army Game (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Druggist Elmer Prettywillie is sleeping. A woman rings the night bell only to buy a two-cent stamp. Then garbage collectors waken him. Next it's firemen on a false alarm. And then a real fire.

Writers: J.P. McEvoy, W.C. Fields, William LeBaron, Thomas J. Geraghty, J. Clarkson Miller, Ralph Spence | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton

23. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Martin, Jack Cunningham, Herbert Fields, Claude Binyon, Booth Tarkington | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

24. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Donnelly, Forrest Halsey | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

25. The Dentist (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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An unconventional dentist deals with patients in slapstick fashion.

Director: Leslie Pearce | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Arnold Gray, Dorothy Granger

26. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer

27. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Will Rogers, Art Carney

28. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

6.0
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The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy ... See full summary »

Writers: William Slavens McNutt, Jane Storm, Alice Hegan Rice, Anne Crawford Flexner | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Pauline Lord, W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable

29. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Mannheimer, Irving Phillips, Edward Verdier | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

30. Pool Sharks (1915)

TV-G | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love.

Director: Edwin Middleton | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marian West, Larry Westford, Bud Ross

31. Tillie and Gus (1933)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy

7.1
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Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Rupert Hughes | Director: Francis Martin | Stars: W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Baby LeRoy, Julie Bishop

32. Sensations of 1945 (1944)

86 min | Musical

6.2
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Writers: Frederick J. Jackson, Andrew L. Stone, Dorothy Bennett | Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe, C. Aubrey Smith, Eugene Pallette

33. The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.4
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J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: W.C. Fields, Allan Bennett, William Black, Naomi Casey

34. The Pharmacist (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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A henpecked but stoic pharmacist tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.

Writer: W.C. Fields | Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna, Grady Sutton

35. Janice Meredith (1924)

153 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Leicester Ford, Lillie Hayward | Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marion Davies, Harrison Ford, Macklyn Arbuckle, Joseph Kilgour

36. The Barber Shop (1933)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of sartorial skill.

Writer: W.C. Fields | Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: W.C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson, Dagmar Oakland

37. Running Wild (I) (1927)

68 min | Comedy

7.1
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Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. He enters a contract with a fifteen-thousand dollar payoff, so his ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Briant, Gregory La Cava | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marie Shotwell, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan

38. So's Your Old Man (1926)

67 min | Comedy

6.8
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Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men. Due to a mixup his car is switched with another and his demonstration ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Clarkson Miller, Howard Emmett Rogers, Julian Street | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: W.C. Fields, Alice Joyce, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Kittens Reichert

39. Her Majesty, Love (1931)

75 min | Musical

6.3
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The wealthy von Wellingens are shocked when the father of their son Fred's fiancée Lia juggles desserts at a formal dinner. They encourage Fred to break the engagement. Lia goes to Berlin ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudolph Bernauer, Rudolf Österreicher, Robert Lord, Arthur Caesar | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, W.C. Fields, Leon Errol

40. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

41. Living Famously (2002– )

8.1
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Stars: Caroline Quentin, David Thomson, Barry Cryer, Martin Landau

42. Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1965– )

60 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.4
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Documentary highlighting the career of a 20th Century comedian, e.g., Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, W.C. Fields and George Burns.

Stars: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby

43. That Royle Girl (1925)

114 min | Comedy

5.9
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Joan Royle, beautiful but naive model who came from the slums, falls for Fred Ketlar, the leader of a dance band. When Fred's estranged wife Adele is murdered, Fred is arrested and ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Balmer, Paul Schofield | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, James Kirkwood, Harrison Ford

44. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

8.3
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Writer: David Gantz | Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

45. Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Portraits on the wall of Willy Pogany's studio come to life.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Willy Pogany, Harry Green, Bebe Daniels

46. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)

57 min | Comedy

7.1
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The ring master is plotting to get the circus owner done away with in a lion cage so he can take over. World War I intervenes and eventually aids the Allied cause by joining the German army.

Writers: Monte Brice, Keene Thompson | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Louise Fazenda, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain

47. Two Flaming Youths (1927)

55 min | Comedy

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Sheriff Ben Holden is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil shows up hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man... See full summary »

Writers: John W. Conway, Donald Davis, Percy Heath, Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: John Waters | Stars: W.C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mary Brian, Jack Luden

48. The Fatal Glass of Fields (2008)

9 min | Short, Comedy

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"A Mock Senate Satire Comedy..." the first card at once conveys the tone and subject of the following film; it is both a parody of the old Mack Sennet Star Comedy logo and a signal that a ... See full summary »

Writers: Alaric A. Domingo, W.C. Fields, Molly Light | Director: Molly Light

49. Too Many Highballs (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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Harold Hobbs doesn't much like that his lazy, sponging and unemployed brother-in-law Claude and his mother-in-law live with him and his wife, Hortense, especially as the in-laws seem to ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Aggie Herring

50. How to Break 90 #3: Hip Action (1933)

9 min | Short, Sport

5.9
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In this episode of his "How To Break 90" series, 'Bobby Jones' explains how improper hip motion adversely affects the backswing.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bobby Jones, William B. Davidson, W.C. Fields, O.B. Keeler