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W.C. Fields and Me

  • Film

Time Out says

Based on the ghost-written memoirs of the comedian's 'last mistress' Carlotta Monti (played here by Perrine), this witless biopic leaps through pseudo-history with cretinous inaccuracy. Sloppily slung together, hell-bent on wringing hearts with the drama of the last, lonely, drink-sodden years, it can't get even the simplest facts straight, and doesn't do much of a job on the tear-jerking either. Nose heavily reinforced and voice caressing insults in the approved manner, Steiger makes a brave stab at the part, but the reality and genius of Fields never get a look in.
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Release Details

  • Duration:112 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Arthur Hiller
  • Screenwriter:Bob Merrill
  • Cast:
    • Rod Steiger
    • Valerie Perrine
    • Jack Cassidy
    • Billy Barty
    • Paul Stewart
    • John Marley
    • Dana Elcar
    • Bernadette Peters
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