W.C. Fields and Me

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To the world he was a beloved, curmudgeonly funnyman, but behind the cameras he was someone very different. Get a glimpse of the real W.C. Fields in this dramatization of the longtime romance between the iconic comedian (Rod Steiger) and his mistress,... read more
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To the world he was a beloved, curmudgeonly funnyman, but behind the cameras he was someone very different. Get a glimpse of the real W.C. Fields in this dramatization of the longtime romance between the iconic comedian (Rod Steiger) and his mistress, Carlotta Monti (Valerie Perrine). Follow Fields from his beginnings as a Ziegfeld Follies headliner in New York to the movie sets of Hollywood, where his fame—and his drinking—steadily increased. Featuring costumes by Edith Head, original music by Henry Mancini and the incomparable Bernadette Peters in a supporting role, W.C. Fields and Me takes you back to the golden age of cinema.

Original Release

03/31/1976

US Release

03/31/1976

Cast

Rod Steiger W.C. Fields / W. C. Fields
Valerie Perrine Carlotta Monti
Jack Cassidy John Barrymore
Billy Barty Ludwig
John Marley Studio Head Bannerman
Bernadette Peters Melody
Dana Elcar Agent Dockstedter / Dockstedter
Kenneth Tobey Parker
Paul Stewart Florenz Ziegfeld
Milt Kamen Dave Chasen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Arthur Hiller

Writers

Bob Merrill, Carlotta Monti, Cy Rice

Cast

Rod Steiger W.C. Fields / W. C. Fields
Valerie Perrine Carlotta Monti
Jack Cassidy John Barrymore
Billy Barty Ludwig
John Marley Studio Head Bannerman
Bernadette Peters Melody
Dana Elcar Agent Dockstedter / Dockstedter
Kenneth Tobey Parker
Paul Stewart Florenz Ziegfeld
Milt Kamen Dave Chasen
Louis Zorich Gene Fowler
Allan Arbus Gregory LaCava
Andrew Parks Claude Fields
Leoda Richards Audience Member
Linda Purl Ingenue
Selma Archerd Saleslady
Paul Barselou I.R.S. Man
John Bleifer Elderly German
Buff Brady Will Rogers
Donald Briggs Politician

Producers

Jay Weston Producer

Editors

John C. Howard

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