W.C. Fields and Me Poster

Release Date: 1976

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
In 1920s New York City, W.C. Fields (Rod Steiger) is a successful headlining entertainer, but when his girlfriend (Bernadette Peters) 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 (Jack Cassidy) and the like, Fields meets an aspiring actress (Valerie Perrine) at a party, with whom he forms a rocky relationship.

Cast: Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, John Marley, Jack Cassidy, Bernadette Peters, Dana Elcar, Paul Stewart, Billy Barty

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Gripping, Emotional, Rise, Fall, New York City, 1930s, 1940s, Friend