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If I Had A Million September 26, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Movies.

One of my favorite W. C. Fields performances is from If I Had A Million, an underrated Paramount all-star-cast movie from 1932. The premise is simple: a dying millionaire (Richard Bennett) gives away a million dollars to each of several strangers to keep his money from going to his greedy relatives.

Here, Fields and his wife (the wonderful character actress Alison Skipworth) use their new-found wealth to fulfill a fantasy shared by everyone who has ever driven a car in Los Angeles:

W. C. Fields also shows up in my original screenplay, Equity.

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