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Posted by on Mar 26, 2007 in Arts & Entertainment | 0 comments

Classic Comedy: The Genius Of W. C. Fields

TMV tries to keep alive our wonderful comedy heritage by posting You Tube clips of classic comedians of the big and small screen in the hopes that younger readers (particularly those interested in comedy) will watch their wonderful work.

W.C. Fields had a bit of a resurgence in the rebellious 1960s, some 20 years after his death (basically, due to liver problems due to his legendary alcoholism). In one of his most wonderful comedy bits, from the hilarious film It’s A Gift, Fields tries to sleep on the porch away from his battleaxe wife and is thwarted at every turn. Note the TIMING of this piece (Fields wrote or co-wrote most of his own films, often under silly pen names):

You can get this film and others in the DVD collection below:

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