W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun.
Even a man who hates children and dogs has to love someone.
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Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora
(1976), Silent Movie
(1976), The Wild Party
(1975), The Last Tycoon
(1976), Hearts of the West
(1975), The Day of the Locust
(1975), The World's Greatest Lover
(1977), Gable and Lombard
(1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean
(1976), Bud and Lou
(1978), and W.C. Fields and Me
(1980) and Mommie Dearest
(1981) would soon follow as well. See more
The siren of the ambulance transporting W.C. Fields to the hospital is a modern electronic version, not the air driven type that would have been in use in the forties when he last lived. See more
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