W. C. Fields Comedy Collection, Vol. 2

W. C. Fields Comedy Collection, Vol. 2

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The second volume of W.C. Fields movies from Universal fills in the glaring hole -- Nevr Give A Sucker An Even Break -- left by its preecessor and supplements it on the same disc with a vintage documentary, an hour-long tribute to Fields by comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Schuster, who mostly utilize clips from his various movies (most of which are on this or theSee more details below

Overview

The second volume of W.C. Fields movies from Universal fills in the glaring hole -- Nevr Give A Sucker An Even Break -- left by its preecessor and supplements it on the same disc with a vintage documentary, an hour-long tribute to Fields by comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Schuster, who mostly utilize clips from his various movies (most of which are on this or the other volume), most of which will be familiar to longtime fans. The collection contains some of Fields' most interesting, if not his very best movies -- the seldom seen You're Telling Me and the better known The Man On the Flying Trapeze, The Old Fashioned Way, Poppy and Never Give A Sucker An Even Break. These are well transferred (full-screen, of course -- 1.33-to-1) and chaptered with reasonable generosity, and the sound is clean if not set at an especially high volume. One heartily wishes that Never Give A Sucker An Even Break would have gotten a commentary track, as it's so bizarre a movie that one would love to see how a scholar would deal with it -- but there are no such bonus features here. Still, the material is so funny and so well done that it's still a bargain and well worth the expense, which will be self-evident to anyone who's ever laughed at Fields' movies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
UPC:
0025193230621
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:51:00

Special Features

Exclusive vintage documentary

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
W.C. Fields Primary Artist

Technical Credits

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- You're Telling Me!
1. Main Titles [1:21]
2. Made a Fool [5:19]
3. Wrong Side of the Tracks [2:02]
4. New Inventions [3:49]
5. Family History [5:19]
6. Impossible Marriage [2:01]
7. Deflation Demonstration [3:45]
8. Matter of Pride [1:21]
9. Successful Failure [2:53]
10. Princess and Fairy Tales [7:02]
11. Talk of the Town [4:19]
12. The Royal Arrival [4:38]
13. Catching Up [2:07]
14. Dinner Plans [4:12]
15. Engagement Announced [4:11]
16. "Keep Your Eye on the Ball" [8:42]
17. Pulled One Over [2:15]
18. End Titles [:38]
Disc #2 -- The Old Fashioned Way
1. Main Titles [1:26]
2. One Step Ahead [2:23]
3. Children of the Theater [3:27]
4. Town to Town [3:34]
5. Welcoming Committee [4:18]
6. Don't Belong [2:45]
7. Dinner Is Served [7:24]
8. You Really Can Sing [6:53]
9. Friendly Audition [8:45]
10. Places, Everyone [2:45]
11. Let the Play Begin [3:33]
12. "The Drunkard" [5:49]
13. Surprising Performance [3:33]
14. Here Comes the Prince! [2:01]
15. The Great McGonigle [5:04]
16. No Objections [5:13]
17. Medical Discovery [1:37]
18. End Title [:56]
Disc #3 -- Man on the Flying Trapeze
1. Main Titles [1:19]
2. Come to Bed [2:54]
3. Burglars in the Cellar [8:40]
4. A Quartet [5:37]
5. Wrestling's in My Blood [1:58]
6. Take Him Away [4:15]
7. Ex-Convict [5:47]
8. At the Office [6:34]
9. Afternoon Off [3:31]
10. No Parking [6:37]
11. Deepest Sympathies [2:04]
12. Car Trouble [3:20]
13. The Main Event [2:24]
14. A Little Nosegay [3:37]
15. Discharged [2:21]
16. Full Pay [3:03]
17. Hot Coffee and Sandwiches [1:25]
18. End Titles [:38]
Disc #4 -- Poppy
1. Main Titles [1:42]
2. Just Around the Corner [2:09]
3. Pet Tricks [2:54]
4. Playing Possum [4:16]
5. Free Show [7:20]
6. Game of Chance [4:17]
7. Croquet With the Countess [9:04]
8. Carnival Girl [3:10]
9. Rite of Holy Matrimony [3:10]
10. Settling In [2:38]
11. Distinguishing Marks [4:45]
12. A Wife and Family [3:30]
13. Different Backgrounds [3:47]
14. Rendezvous [5:09]
15. Live Entertainment [6:31]
16. Two Happy Announcements [2:37]
17. Not Your Poppy [6:12]
18. End Titles [:24]
Disc #5 -- Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
1. Main Titles [1:29]
2. Make a Wish [:57]
3. No Respect [4:02]
4. "Estrellita" [6:03]
5. "Hot Cha Cha" [2:35]
6. "Voices of Spring" [6:00]
7. Rough Draft [6:48]
8. "Chickens Lay Eggs in Kansas" [3:45]
9. An American Eagle [2:50]
10. Playing Post Office [2:55]
11. Insult to Intelligence [2:13]
12. "Dark Eyes" [3:13]
13. A Professional [4:52]
14. "Comin' Through the Rye" [2:43]
15. Here Comes the Groom [6:34]
16. Soda Jerk [:36]
17. Maternity Run [5:58]
18. End Titles [6:23]

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