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The Cinema Arts Centre presents It's the Old Army Game (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields, and Ben Model, one of America’s leading silent film accompanists.

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Please join us “In the hilarious comedy that many consider the high point of his silent filmography, W.C. Fields suffers the endless abuse of petty customers, overbearing relatives, obnoxious children, and offensive objects in his quest for peace and quiet.” Read more at CINEMA ARTS CENTRE...

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. with comments after screening from Dr. Harriet Fields
Where: Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue, Huntington NY 11743
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See Newsday article “W.C. Fields’ granddaughter to speak at Cinema Arts Centre”...

TCM screens Charles Dickens' classic tale David Copperfield (1935).

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:15 p.m. EST. watch W.C. Fields in the most touching role as Micawber in Dickens' David Copperfield (1935) on TCM. George Cukor, director, said of W.C. Fields, “He was the nicest sweetest man I ever worked with.”

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“Now and Forever” from
David Copperfield (1935).


Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette at Metrograph.

W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle in It's A Gift (1934) at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, NYC, Wed., March 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.! The third of W.C. Fields' films added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Let's start a campaign to add another W.C. Fields' film, nominating form found on our Home page and on the LoC Web site. How about Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)? Then, next year Poppy (1936), and then, on and on and on.... See Dr. Harriet A. Fields' Letter in the Wall Street Journal on W.C. Fields' respect, dignity and kindness, and It's A Gift.

Close-up of Mr. Muckle with Harold Bissonette listening to very old earpiece.
Image of W.C. Fields and Mr. Muckle from It's A Gift (1934).

Kansas Silent Film Festival features W.C. Fields February 24 & 25, 2017, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas. Every year, on the last weekend in February, from Friday night through Saturday night, come rain or snow or shine, the festival showcases films from the silent era with live musical accompaniment. Providing an entertaining and educational forum for silent films, all films are shown on a big screen like they were originally opened.

W.C. Fields wearing a garland of roses around his neck while holding-up a golf ball.

Friday evening features It’s the Old Army Game (1926). Saturday evening features So’s Your Old Man (1926) with Dr. Harriet Fields as guest of honor and dinner speaker. For additional details please see the press release 2017 Kansas Silent Film Festival puts W.C. Fields in the Spotlight and annotated schedule Performance Notes of the 21st Annual KSFF.

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Metrograph presents Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), Thursday, December 29, 7:00 p.m., 7 Ludlow Street, New York, NY. “...satires about small-town American life that must be considered Fields’ greatest achievement.”
George Hunka, Burglars singing in the cellar

W.C. Fields rolling up his socks before bed in Man on the Flying Trapeze.

Fields Fest events include W.C. Fields History Walk held Saturday, November 19, 2016, and The Bank Dick (1940) introduced by special guest Dr. Harriet Fields, W.C.’s only granddaughter, at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, Long Island, NY on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.