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|Bust open a barrel of laughs with the W.C. Fields Comedy Collection: Volume 2! This five disc set includes some of the best comedy ever put to film in the 1930s and 40s. W.C. Fields stars in You're Telling Me!, The Old Fashioned Way, Man on the Flying Trapeze, Poppy, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break!|
"[Telling] The antics of W. C. Fields offer comic relief as the snobbery of wealth and class is satirized... Sanderson Beck, Movie Mirror
"[Old] ...brisk entertainment that's smart and, at the end, full of heart. Vadim Rizov, Movie Vault
Editor's NoteWith a wit to rival that of Oscar Wilde, W.C. Fields was a singular comedic talent. No one can pull off drunk and delightful with the alcoholic aplomb Fields possessed in spades. This anthology of his films includes the classics MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE, NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK, POPPY, YOU'RE TELLING ME!, and THE OLD FASHIONED WAY. Fields fans will particularly enjoy the surreal comedy of NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK. The actor plays himself in what turned out to be his last film and some of his best work.
Cast & Crew
|A. Edward Sutherland - [Poppy] Director|
|Clyde Bruckman - [Man] Director|
|Edward F. Cline - [Never] Director|
|Erle C. Kenton - [Telling] Director|
|William Beaudine - [Old] Director|
Customer Reviews of W C Fields Comedy Collection V02 (You're Telling Me!, The Old Fashioned Way, Man on the Flying Trapeze, Poppy, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break)
WC Fields Rides Again11/3/2008
Vol 2 continues the excellent collection of high quality copies of 5 more WC Fields movies + 1 extra. The movies seem complete with scenes I don't remember from watching the films on TV. The extra is a copy of a TV show from the '50's saluting WC with scenes from movies not in this set. Highly recommended - high quality at a great price for all WC fans or a good chance to become one.
Have a Fields day4/16/2007
W.C. Fields was often very understated and dry in his humor (probably the only time "dry" would apply to him) so his films bear repeated viewings. This collection has very good prints and sound, and is very rewarding for Fields fans. The cafe scene in "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" is a classic, and the whole surreal plot is a fitting last film for the obviously booze-ravaged star. If you enjoyed the Volume 1 collection, Volume 2 is a must.
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