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TCM (Turner Classic Movies) screening W.C. FIELDS in "David Copperfield" (1935) Saturday, Sept. 22, 2023 at 2:15am ET

TCM screening W.C. Fields in David Copperfield  This is a magnificent film and W.C. Fields should have received an academy award as best supporting actor.

In her presentations about her grandfather, Dr. Harriet Fields always likes to end with the clip of WCF with young David.  "Never have I seen such sweetness and gentleness in another human being. This is the real W.C. FIELDS!" says Dr. Fields.

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Nominate W.C. Fields' films to the National Film Registry!

The deadline for the Library of Congress
National Film Registry 2023 nominations is August 15.
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Let's all add Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) as the next W.C. Fields Film to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. A portrait of family life in all its travails in W.C. Fields inimitable sweetness and gentleness, and keen insights into the human condition.


You can nominate up to 50 films. Another suggestion for nomination is the 1935 version of David Copperfield with W.C. Fields as Micawber. It is opined Charles Dickens must have had W.C. Fields in mind for this role.

Another suggestion is You’re Telling Me (1934) the talking version of So’s Your Old Man on the National Film Registry since 2008. In addition to these suggestions, nominate your favorite W.C. Fields FILMS!

TCM screening W.C. Fields in "If I Had A Million"

TCM screening W.C. Fields in If I Had A Million  Tuesday, July 18 at 2:15am ET (11:15pm PT July 17).  With an ensemble cast, W.C. Fields and Alison Skipworth decked out in high elegance and W.C. Fields flowering appellations for his beloved, use their Million to avenge their pet peeve - road hogs.  The Library of Congress termed this segment, the first film as criticism of American built huge and gas guzzling motor vehicles.

W.C. Fields

A festival highlight presented in archival 35mm print features this W.C. Fields Film added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (2008)

“So’s Your Old Man” (1926) starring W.C. Fields as a small-town businessman who invents an unbreakable car windshield. This hilarious film confirms that Fields could be a star comedian even without his unique voice.  With disarmingly endearing scene on the Train with Princess Lescaboura – portraying W.C. Fields true character of sweetness and gentleness, also in talking version You’re Telling Me.      

Festival Runs June 15 to 18, 2023 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD