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W.C. Fields : comedy favorites collection

Author: W C FieldsLou HeifetzNeil BrantDorothy DonnellyJack CunninghamAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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From his early days on stage in vaudeville and Broadway through his live appearance on radio, W.C. Fields created an iconic persona that has never been matched. The comic genius of Fields is best captured forever in his body of films that highlight his notoriously sarcastic quick wit and slapstick routines. In these ten films, see W.C. Fields at his best.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: W C Fields; Lou Heifetz; Neil Brant; Dorothy Donnelly; Jack Cunningham; William LeBaron; A Edward Sutherland; Norman Z McLeod; Walter DeLeon; Paul M Jones; J P McEvoy; Julian Street; Erle C Kenton; Galt Bell; Preston L Shobe; William Beaudine; Ray Harris; Sam Hardy; Clyde Bruckman; Virginia Van Upp; Waldemar Young; George Marion; Richard Mack; Everett Freeman; Lester Cowan; George Marshall; Mae West; Edward Cline; Prescott Chaplin; John Thomas Neville; Universal Pictures (Firm); Paramount Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 844084531
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
International house: From a story by Lou Heifetz and Neil Brant ; It's a gift: Based upon a story by Charles Bogle ; 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.
International house originally released as a motion picture in 1933 ; It's a gift, You're telling me! and The old fashioned way originally released as motion pictures in 1934 ; Man on the flying trapeze originally released as a motion picture in 1935 ; Poppy originally released as a motion picture in 1936 ; You can't cheat an honest man originally released as a motion picture in 1939 ; My little chickadee and The bank dick originally released as motion pictures in 1940 ; Never give a sucker an even break originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
Bonus feature: Vintage documentary: Wayne and Shuster take an affectionate look at W.C. Fields.
Credits: The bank dick: Cameraman, Milton Krasner ; art director, Jack Otterson.
Cast: W.C. Fields.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (725 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; dual layer.
Contents: Disc 1. International house / Paramount Picture ; screenplay by Jack Cunningham ; produced by William LeBaron ; directed by Edward Sutherland ; It's a gift / screenplay by Jack Cummingham ; produced by William LeBaron ; directed by Norman McLeod ; You're telling me! / screenplay by Walter de Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; adapted from a story by Julian Street ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ; The old fashioned way / story by Charles Bogle ; written by Galt Bell and Preston L. Shobe ; directed by William Beaudine --
disc 2. Man on the flying trapeze / screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman ; produced by William LeBaron ; Poppy / written by Virginia van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland ; produced by William LeBaron ; You can't cheat an honest man / screenplay by George Marion, Jr., Richard Mack, Everett Freeman ; story by Charles Bogle ; produced by Lester Cowan ; directed by George Marshall --
disc 3. My little chickadee / original screenplay by Mae West and W.C. Fields ; produced by Lester Cowan ; directed by Edward Cline ; The bank dick / directed by Edward Cline ; original screenplay by Mahatma Kane Jeeves ; Never give a sucker an even break / screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward F. Cline.
Other Titles: W.C. Fields comedy favorites collection
Responsibility: Universal Studios.

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From his early days on stage in vaudeville and Broadway through his live appearance on radio, W.C. Fields created an iconic persona that has never been matched. The comic genius of Fields is best captured forever in his body of films that highlight his notoriously sarcastic quick wit and slapstick routines. In these ten films, see W.C. Fields at his best.

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