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My Little Chickadee (1940) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by Edward F. Cline and produced by Jack J. Gross and Lester Cowan.

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Mae West as the Outlaw: My Little Chickadee

By Judy on Nov 17, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

When asked what outlaw I wanted to feature for the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Outlaws blogathon, I immediately thought of Mae West’s character in My LIttle Chickadee. I know Mae West’s siren ways and bumpy pairing with W.C. Fields are more frequently associated with the film,... Read full article


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Judge: Are you trying to show *contempt* for this court?
Flower Belle: No... I'm doin' my best to *hide* it!


Cuthbert J. Twillie: Sleep! The most beautiful experience in life. Except drink.


Wayne Carter: Spring is the time for love.
Flower Belle Lee: What's the matter with the rest of the year?


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Fields walked off the set over what the director felt was a minor disagreement, but when it was clear after two weeks that he was not coming back to finish the film, nearly one third was shot using a double. The double used is unknown. It could have been John Sinclair, who had doubled for him in "Poppy" or David Sharpe who was his stunt double in later films. The double wore a plastic mask and most of the shots were long shots.
On lunch break one day, W.C. Fields went to his dressing room to start on a new bottle of whiskey he had saved for that purpose. Apparently someone beat him to it, as the bottle had been opened and about half of it had been drunk. Fields immediately ran outside and roared to the crew, "Who took the cork out of my lunch?"
As he leaves at the end of the film, Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields) says to Flower Belle, "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?", a reference to Mae West's famous line in an earlier film, She Done Him Wrong.
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