Cinema: W.C. Pagliaccio

W.C. FIELDS AND ME

Directed by ARTHUR HILLER

Screenplay by BOB MERRILL

One approaches W.C. Fields and Me warily. If Hollywood could befoul a pleasantly romantic story about two attractive people like Gable and Lombard, what horrors might it inflict on us in attempting to make a movie about one of the most difficult, enigmatic and unlikely stars in the history of films?

The fact that the worst was avoided may lead the easily pleased to think that it is actually good. That overstates the case, but is one of the year's more interesting curiosities....

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