Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
For his last starring role, critique of the studio interference and censorship he long endured, W.C. Fields plays himself—a movie star pitching his latest script to a producer at Hollywood’s Esoteric Pictures.
USA, 1941, Edward F. Cline
For his last starring role, W.C. Fields plays himself—a movie star pitching his latest script to a producer at Hollywood’s Esoteric Pictures. Coming to life as Fields tells it, the story is a surreal (but hilarious) piece of nonsense that takes place in a mythical country where the Marx Bros.’ favorite foil, Margaret Dumont, lives as “Mrs. Hemoglobin” in a nest atop a mountain. The movie is also Fields’ critique of the studio interference and censorship heView more
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