Joseph Fields


Playwright

Biography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Flower Drum Song (1961) - Chop Suey Another Rodgers & Hammerstein original which has long split opinion (Is it cultural stereotyping or knowing commentary?), Juanita Hall reprising her stage role as Madame Liang of San Francisco, receiving a citizenship award then supported by Jim Shigeta (who, it is sometimes forgotten, started out as a singer), Jack Soo, Benson Fong et al, in Flower Drum Song, 1961.
Tunnel Of Love, The (1958) - Class of '79 From credits establishing Westport, Connecticut and title song by the leading lady, Doris Day and Richard Widmark arrive home, greeted by neighbors Gig Young and Elisabeth Fraser, opening The Tunnel Of Love, 1958.
My Sister Eileen (1942) -- Bustin' With Talent Dueling beaus Chic (Allyn Joslyn) and Lippincott (Richard Quine) joust over Eileen (Janet Blair), Ruth (Rosalind Russell) officiating until subway construction and various intruders (last Brian Aherne) overwhelm, in My Sister Eileen, 1942.
My Sister Eileen (1942) -- He's Not The Drug Store? Random gent (Chick Chandler) arrives looking for the previous tenant, confusing Eileen (Janet Blair) then Ruth (Rosalind Russell), "Wreck" (Gordon Jones) and wife (Jeff Donnell) then summoned, in My Sister Eileen, 1942.
Tunnel Of Love, The (1958) - Get Hold Of Your Husband Still trying to conceive even as their adoption application is being processed, Isolde (Doris Day) exhorts exhausted spouse Augie (Richard Widmark) to immediate action, in The Tunnel Of Love, 1958.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Anyone Here For Love Arguably more provocative than any of co-star Marilyn Monroe's numbers, Jane Russell as Dorothy at the ship's pool with the "Olympic Team," tune by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson, dance direction by Jack Cole, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.
Tunnel Of Love, The (1958) - Cocktail Hour Aspiring Connecticut adoptive father Augie (Richard Widmark) is relaxing at home, no idea that his unexpected visitor Miss Novick (Gia Scala) represents the adoption agency, in The Tunnel Of Love, 1958, directed by Gene Kelly.
My Sister Eileen (1942) -- Cold Hard Facts Aspriring writer Ruth (Rosalind Russell) gets recruited by editor Baker (Brian Aherne) to make a point to stodgy publisher Craven (Clyde Fillmore) in My Sister Eileen, 1942.
My Sister Eileen (1942) -- Portugese Merchant Marine Sailors of the Portugese Merchant Marine have followed Ruth (Rosalind Russell) home to Greenwich Village where she and Eileen (Janet Blair) attempt to get them out of the apartment, in My Sister Eileen, 1942.

Family

Herbert Fields
Brother
Writer.
Dorothy Fields
Sister
Songwriter.
Lew Fields
Father

Bibliography