Monday, December 04, 2006

Honest John

Here's WC Fields in the movie Six of a Kind, explaining how he came to acquire the nickname "Honest John."

I once saw John Cleese give a lecture where he talked about Fields's genius and showed this clip, obviously the result of long hours of rehearsal. The projectionist screwed things up and showed it without any sound. And it was still very, very funny.

Tomorrow: my all-time favorite clip of WC Fields.

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