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W.C. Fields Comedy Collection. : Volume Two (2007)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]
Description:  5 videodiscs (351 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  English

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You're telling me! adapted from a story by Julian Street

Man on the flying trapeze based on original story by Charles Bogle

Poppy based upon a play written by Dorothy Donnelly

Never give a sucker an even break based on a story by Otis Criblecoblis

You're telling me! originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; The old fashioned way originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; Man on the flying trapeze originally released as a motion picture in 1935 ; Poppy originally released as a motion picture in 1936 ; Never give a sucker an even break originally released as a motion picture in 1941

Special feature: Exclusive vintage documentary

You're telling me: W.C. Fields, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Joan Marsh, Adrienne Ames, Louise Carter, Kathleen Howard, Tammany Young, Del Henderson, James B. "Pop" Kenton, Robert McKenzie, Nora Cecil, George Irving

The old fashioned way: W.C. Fields, Baby Leroy, Joe Morrison, Judith Allen, Jack Mulhall

Man on the flying trapeze: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton, Vera Lewis, Lucien Littlefield

Poppy: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Granville Bates, Catharine Doucet, Lynne Overman

Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Butch & Buddy, Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Charles Lang, Margaret Dumont

You're telling me!: Sam Bisbee is an inventor who is the laughingstock in his small town. After demonstrating another failed invention, he meets a princess who promises to use her celebrity to turn his luck around

The old fashioned way: W.C. Fields is the Great McGonigle, manager of a theatrical troupe. Notorious for skipping out on bills and failing to pay actors, he next descends on a small town where he sets his sights on the hospitality of a wealthy widow

Man on the flying trapeze: Ambrose Wolfinger wants the afternoon off to go to a wrestling match. He tells his boss he needs to attend his mother-in-law's funeral. A series of mishaps lead his boss to send flowers to the house and notify papers of the death

Poppy: W.C. Fields plays a charlatan who attempts to persuade an entire town that his daughter is actually heiress to an unclaimed fortune

Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields' last starring role in a feature-length film consists mainly of a series of flashbacks-- a number of disjointed, funny and bizarre scenes spoofing his own cinematic career, Hollywood and the filmmaking industry

Not rated

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., single layer, dual layer (disc 5), NTSC

English language, Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

[Disc 1]: You're telling me! / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; directed by Erle C. Kenton (67 min.) -- [Disc 2]: The old fashioned way / a Paramount picture ; story by Charles Bogle ; written by Galt Bell and Preston L. Shobe ; directed by William Beaudine (72 min.) -- [Disc 3]: Man on the flying trapeze / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman (67 min.) -- [Disc 4]: Poppy / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; written by Virginia Van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland (74 min.) -- [Disc 5]: Never give a sucker an even break / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward F. Cline (71 min.)

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Additional Credits:
DeLeon, Walter, 1884-1947
McEvoy, J. P. 1895-1958 (Joseph Patrick),
Kenton, Erle C., 1896-1980
Fields, W. C. 1880-1946 (William Claude),
Bell, Galt
Shobe, Preston L
Beaudine, William, 1892-1970
LeBaron, William, 1883-1958
Harris, Ray, 1885-1971
Hardy, Sam, 1883-1935
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955
Van Upp, Virginia
Young, Waldemar, 1878-1938
Sutherland, A. Edward 1897-1973 (Albert Edward),
Chaplin, Prescott, 1897-1968
Neville, John Thomas, 1886-1970
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961
Crabbe, Buster, 1908-1983
Marsh, Joan, 1913-2000
Ames, Adrienne, 1907-1947
Carter, Louise, 1875-1957
Howard, Kathleen, 1884-1956
Young, Tammany, 1887-1936
Henderson, Dell, 1877-1956
Kenton, James B
McKenzie, Robert, 1880-1949
Cecil, Nora, d. 1954
Irving, George, 1874-1961
Baby Le Roy
Morrison, Joe, 1908-
Evelyn, Judith, 1913-1967
Mulhall, Jack, 1887-1979
Brian, Mary, 1908-
Sutton, Grady, 1908-1995
Lewis, Vera, 1873-1956
Littlefield, Lucien, 1895-1960
Hudson, Rochelle, 1916-1972
Cromwell, Richard, 1910-1960
Bates, Granville, 1882-1940
Doucet, Catharine, 1875-1958
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943
Jean, Gloria
Errol, Leon, 1881-1951
Miller, Susan
Pangborn, Franklyn, 1889-1958
Lang, Charles
Dumont, Margaret, 1889-1965
Street, Julian, 1879-1947
Donnelly, Dorothy.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Butch & Buddy
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)

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