The following is a list of interview subjects who appear in W.C. Fields Straight Up:

  • Harry Caplan: W.C. Fields’ personal prop man at Paramount.
  • Teet Carle: Ex-Paramount publicist who worked on much of the studio publicity concerning the comedian.
  • Ronald J. Fields: Grandson of W.C. Fields. Foremost Fields historian. Author of two books on W.C. Fields.
  • Will Fowler: Author, longtime personal friend of W.C.
  • Everett Freeman: Screenwriter on Fields film, You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man.
  • Gloria Jean: Co-star in Fields’ picture, Never Give A Sucker An Even Break.
  • Madge Kennedy: Stage Co-star. Played title role in broadway play Poppy, 1923.
  • Leonard Maltin: Author, film historian. Has done much writing concerning W.C. Fields. Regular on the popular TV show “Entertainment Tonight”.
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Screenwriter. Wrote three Fields films: Million Dollar Legs, If I Had A Million, Alice In Wonderland.
  • Doris Vinton: Ziegfeld Co-star. Appeared with Fields on stage in 1922.

In archival film and audio clips, we also hear from:

  • Edgar Bergen: Famed comedian/ventriloquist who, with his dummy Charlie McCarthy, appeared with Fields in You Can’t Cheat An Honest Man and on numerous radio broadcasts.
  • George Cukor: Respected director from Hollywood’s "Golden Age." Directed Fields in David Copperfield.
  • William LeBaron: Producer of many of Fields' movies.
  • "Baby" Leroy Overacker: Child star who tormented Fields on screen in many of his best films.
  • Mack Sennett: Producer of world-famous silent comedies. Produced four short W.C. Fields sound comedies.

The following is a list of W.C. Fields films which have been excerpted in Straight Up:

  • Pool Sharks (silent - 1915)
  • Sally of the Sawdust (silent - 1925)
  • It's the Old Army Game (silent - 1926)
  • So's Your Old Man (silent - 1926)
  • The Golf Specialist (1930)
  • Her Majesty, Love (1931)
  • Million Dollar Legs (1932)
  • If I Had a Million (1932)
  • The Dentist (1932)
  • The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
  • The Barber Shop (1933)
  • International House (1933)
  • Tillie and Gus (1933)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1933)
  • Six of a Kind (1934)
  • You're Telling Me (1934)
  • The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
  • It's a Gift (1934)
  • David Copperfield (1935)
  • Mississippi (1935)
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
  • Poppy (1936)
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
  • You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
  • My Little Chickadee (1940)
  • The Bank Dick (1940)
  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

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