My Little Chickadee (1940) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by Edward F. Cline and produced by Jack J. Gross and Lester Cowan.
Mae West as the Outlaw: My Little ChickadeeBy 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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Flower Belle Lee: Two and two is four and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
Cuthbert J. Twillie: If a thing is worth having, it's worth cheating for.
Wayne Carter: I think you could turn a man's head very easily if he wasn't careful.
Flower Belle: Well, there's no fun in being too careful.
Wayne Carter: Aren't you forgetting that you're married?
Flower Belle: I'm doin' my best.
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Dick Foran, who was being paid by the week, would go to Mae West and tell her that W.C. Fields was rewriting his lines to give himself more screen time and to try to steal the film from her. Then he would go to Fields and tell him the same thing about West. In this manner he was able to extend his employment from a few weeks to several months, as both Fields and West - who didn't like each other - would hold up production while they would rewrite their scenes.
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.
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