The Timeless Truth in W.C. Fields' films here in You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man.

Movie poster showing W.C. Fields with Bergen & McCarthy.

“The Timeless Truth” from You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man (1939).

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‘Gotham Refuses to Get Scared’: In 1918, Theaters Stayed Open.

“With an influenza pandemic and a war on, New York’s health commissioner took an unorthodox stand, declining to shutter public entertainment.“ Continue to the full article by Laura Collins-Hughes at The New York Times...

Studio photo of the 1918 Ziegfeld Follies at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NY.
This photo is at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NY. In the Lobby of the New Amsterdam is a full-length formal photo of W.C. Fields along with the other greats who are the anchors of Broadway to this day. The 1918 Ziegfeld Follies featured Lillian Lorraine, center, with from left, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor and Harry Keely.
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Turner Classic Movies to screen Million Dollar Legs (1932) Friday at 8 p.m., March 27, 2020!

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W.C. Fields speaking in a dictaphone mic.
Poster of Million Dollar Legs with headshot illustrations of Jack Oakie, Ben Turpin, Lyda Roberti, George Barbier, Andy Clyde, Hank Mann, and W.C. Fields

During these times, W.C. Fields' films are the best medicine of all.

The first film to kick-off the Mankiewicz Family Weekend! Million Dollar Legs (1932) written by TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz's great-uncle Joseph and supervised by grandad Herman Mankiewicz—longtime friend and devoted admirer of our grandfather W.C. Fields.

W.C. Fields' So's Your Old Man (1926) featured this Saturday with special guest speaker Dr. Harriet Fields, granddaughter of W.C. Fields, January 11, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at The Silent Clowns Film Series, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Library for the Performing Arts in NYC.

Poster of So's Your Old Man with Kenneth Murchison wispering to Samuel Bisbee as a parrot squaks near them.
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When anyone thinks of W.C. Fields they immediately hear his nasal drawl and muttered asides, but Fields made his first movies in the silent era. We are happy to present this rare 1926 feature, the silent comedy So's Your Old Man. Filmed at Paramount’s Long Island Studio and today’s Kaufman-Astoria Studio, the picture contains lots of Queens locations, as well as Fields’ famous Ziegfeld Follies golf routine. The program opens with W.C.’s film debut Pool Sharks (1915). The films will be presented in the 16 mm format.

The Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 63rd and West 64th Streets, at the back of Lincoln Center.

Film still showing the Pool Shark missing a finger and the Pool Adversary feeling for it in his mouth.
W.C. Fields (The Pool Shark) and Larry Westford (Pool Adversary) in Pool Sharks (1915).