Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ham on Why: Rod Steiger as WC Fields!

I couldn't make this up if I tried.

4 comments:

The Scandy Tangerine Man said...

Ever since I learned of this way back from the WC Fields doc, STRAIGHT UP!, I've really wanted to see it. The way Steiger told it, Carlotta Monti thought he got it just right.

The King Of Cool said...

Wow! That's really awesome. I've always been a fan of WC Fields. Definitely looks like Steiger got it right.

Donna Lethal said...

I just read Carlotta Monti's book - she wrote that a few hours before he died, Fields said to her, "Grab everything and run - the vultures are coming!"

The Scandy Tangerine Man said...

I know it probably doesn't matter, but I was wrong when I referenced STRAIGHT UP! (I recently re-watched it). It was actually during a Private Screenings with Robert Osbourne that Steiger related that story.

Haha! Thanks for relaying that, Donna. So sharp 'til the very end.