Created and organized by Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter, with panelists Dick Cavett and Prof. Rob King of Columbia University Film Department, Harriet chose some of her favorite film clips, that to her portray the “sweetness and gentleness” of her grandfather. Introducing the program saying these are portraits of love so needed in the world today—W.C. Fields to the audience and the audience back again to the artist, quoting her grandfather “If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied”.
Gary Shapiro, Co-Chair of The National Arts Club Film Committee
Background context – Dr. Harriet Fields
W.C. FIELDS' FILM CLIPS with Panelists' Discussion
Old Fashioned Way – Juggling scene
Man on the Flying Trapeze
It’s A Gift
Fatal Glass of Beer
You're Telling Me
Six of a Kind
BOOK SIGNING with DICK CAVETT
Fields for President by W.C. Fields with foreword by DICK CAVETT (2016)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
This screening of W.C. Fields' Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) at the Film Forum is an 11 a.m. screening, to attract children audiences, which they do quite well, parents, and fans of all ages too.
Pool Sharks (1915)
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