William Claude Dukenfield

[Otis Criblecoblis]

William Claude Dukenfield Quotes

  • ''I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.''
    Otis Criblecoblis, U.S. screenwriter. W.C. Fields (W.C. Fields), Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, response to his niece Gloria Jean after she asks if he's ever been in love (1934).
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  • ''I don't know why I ever come in here. The flies get the best of everything.''
    Otis Criblecoblis, U.S. screenwriter. W.C. Fields (W.C. Fields), Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, criticism of a diner after a surly waitress gives him a hard time (1934).
  • ''This scene was supposed to be in a saloon, but the censor cut it out. It'll play just as well.''
    Otis Criblecoblis, U.S. screenwriter. W.C. Fields (W.C. Fields), Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, an aside made to the camera in a nasty tweak at movie censorship (1934). The scene takes place in an ice cream parlor and Fields blows the head off his ice cream soda like beer foam.

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