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Dennis Perrin

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The Bank Dick

When The Bank Dick was released in 1940, the image of W.C. Fields was moreor less a caricature. His bulbous nose, middle-aged girth, and use of the phrase “Ah, yes . . .” were sent up across the popular culture of the time, perhaps most harshly i…

By Dennis Perrin

W. C. Fields

Misanthropy is the better part of comedy. For every dozen good-natured clowns, there’s a humorist who finds the dark side of life a comfortable place from which to operate. There one sees the range of human folly sans romance and piety; the audienc…

By Dennis Perrin