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W C Fields Comedy Collection V02 (Youre Telling Me!, The Old Fashioned Way, Man on the Flying Trapeze, Poppy, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break) DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 203532117
UPC: 025193230621
UPC 14: 00025193230621
Category Keywords: Actors  Classic  Surreal
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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!

"[Never] Refreshingly bizarre.  Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[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 Note
With 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.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/20/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 343 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61032306
Video UPC UPC: 00025193230621
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 5

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Adrienne Ames
Video Cast Info Baby LeRoy
Video Cast Info Billy Lenhart
Video Cast Info Buster Crabbe
Video Cast Info Gloria Jean
Video Cast Info Grady Sutton
Video Cast Info Granville Bates
Video Cast Info Joan Marsh
Video Cast Info Joe Morrison
Video Cast Info Judith Allen
Video Cast Info Kathleen Howard
Video Cast Info Leon Errol
Video Cast Info Mary Brian
Video Cast Info Richard Cromwell
Video Cast Info Rochelle Hudson
Video Cast Info W.C. Fields
Video Cast Info A. Edward Sutherland - [Poppy] Director
Video Cast Info Clyde Bruckman - [Man] Director
Video Cast Info Edward F. Cline - [Never] Director
Video Cast Info Erle C. Kenton - [Telling] Director
Video Cast Info William Beaudine - [Old] Director

Professional Reviews

Film Comment
"TRAPEZE tops off this collection, but deep diggers may be further rewarded by the more hellzapoppin' highlights of NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK..." 05/01/2007 p.77

Variety 8 of 10
[Old] Made to order for W. C. Fields and permitting him to do his old cigar-box juggling among other things, The Old Fashioned Way is light comedy material that will please the Fields followers...Joe Morrison is worked in for songs with suitable spots provided for him during the Drunkard sequence. Morrison's voice registers well and on the love interest he carries himself through satisfactorily. Romantic side of the story [by Charles Bogle (= W.C. Fields)] treated lightly but has its place as fitted in, Judith Allen holding up the other end adequately.

Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings 7 of 10
[Telling] I've always been a little disappointed by this W. C. Fields comedy. It's one of those where he places his character in a thoroughly domestic situation, which is actually a very interesting thing to do from a character perspective. The persona of W. C. Fields as a somewhat misanthropic low-life is challenged when he plays a married man; he mainly wants to drink with his friends and to tinker with his inventions, but he's compromised by having to squelch his own personality so that he can get along with his wife and to help his daughter (who he truly loves) to win the man of her dreams. It's a fairly sophisticated type of character comedy, and even though he never plays for sympathy, you care for him. - Dave Sindelar

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Fields,W.c.
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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