W.C. Fields and Me 45 years old

In 1920s New York City, W. C. Fields is a successful headlining entertainer, but when his girlfriend leaves him and his broker loses his money, Fields begins anew in California. While working at a wax museum, Fields eventually lands a film role that ascends him to stardom. Back in the limelight and palling around with John Barrymore and the like, Fields meets an aspiring actress Carlotta Monti at a party, with whom he forms a rocky relationship.

Credits

Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar

Dockstedter

Allan Arbus
Allan Arbus

Gregory LaCava

Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart

Florenz Ziegfeld

Jack Cassidy
Jack Cassidy

John Barrymore

John Marley
John Marley

Bannerman

All Cast

Name Character
Rod Steiger He was 50, 77 years old when he died as W.C. Fields
John Marley He was 68, 76 years old when he died as Bannerman
Paul Stewart He was 16, 26 years old when he died as Florenz Ziegfeld
Billy Barty He was 51, 76 years old when he died as Ludwig
Valerie Perrine She was 32, now 77 years old as Carlotta Monti
Dana Elcar He was 48, 77 years old when he died as Dockstedter
Bernadette Peters She was 28, now 73 years old as Melody
Louis Zorich He was 52, 93 years old when he died as Gene Fowler
Andrew Parks He was 25, now 70 years old as Claude Fields
Jack Cassidy He was 49, 49 years old when he died as John Barrymore
Milt Kamen He was 55, 55 years old when he died as Dave Chasen
Kenneth Tobey He was 59, 85 years old when he died as Parker
Allan Arbus He was 58, 95 years old when he died as Gregory LaCava

Crew

Name Department
Bill Jobe as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Arthur Hiller as Director. He was 52 (92) years old when He died Directing
W.C. Fields and Me poster
W.C. Fields and Me (45 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, March 31, 1976
  • Runtime: 111 minutes