W.C. Fields comedy collection. Volume two

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2007
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You're telling me!: A hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor wrecks his daughter's chances of marriage into a rich family and bungles his own chances of success by selling one of his more practical inventions.
The old fashioned way: The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.
Man on the flying trapeze: Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences.
Poppy: Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.
Never give a sucker an even break: A filmmaker attempts to sell a surreal script he has written, which comes to life as he pitches it.
[Disc 1]. You're telling me! / a Paramount picture ; Paramount presents ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ; screen play by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; adapted from a story by Julian Street (1934, 67 min.). [Disc 2]. The old fashioned way / a Paramount picture ; Adolph Zukor presents ; directed by William Beaudine ; produced by William LeBaron ; screen play by Garnett Weston and Jack Cunningham ; from a story by Charles Bogle (1934, 72 min.). [Disc 3]. Man on the flying trapeze / a Paramount picture ; Adolph Zukor presents ; produced by William LeBaron ; directed by Clyde Bruckman ; screen play by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; from a story by Charles Bogle and Sam Hardy (1935, 67 min.). [Disc 4]. Poppy / a Paramount picture ; Adolph Zukor presents ; produced by William LeBaron ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland ; screen play by Waldemar Young and Virginia Van Upp ; based on a play by Dorothy Donnelly (1936, 74 min.). [Disc 5]. Never give a sucker an even break / a Universal picture ; Universal presents ; screenplay, John T. Neville, Prescott Chaplin ; original story, Otis Criblecoblis ; directed by Edward Cline (1941, 71 min.).
Additional Information
Subjects Inventors -- Drama.
Inventions -- Drama.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Drama.
Theatrical companies -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Drama.
Wrestling matches -- Drama.
Impostors and imposture -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Musical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal Studios Home Entertainment,2007
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles You're telling me! (Motion picture : 1934)
Old fashioned way (Motion picture)
Man on the flying trapeze (Motion picture)
Poppy (Motion picture : 1936)
Never give a sucker an even break (Motion picture)
Mr. Bisbee's princess.
W.C. Fields comedy collection.
Contributors Fields, W. C. (William Claude), 1880-1946, screenwriter, actor.
Kenton, Erle C., 1896-1980, film director.
Beaudine, William, 1892-1970, film director.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955, film director.
Sutherland, A. Edward (Albert Edward), 1897-1973, film director.
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961, film director.
DeLeon, Walter, 1884-1947, screenwriter.
Jones, Paul M. (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
McEvoy, J. P. (Joseph Patrick), 1895-1958, screenwriter.
Weston, Garnett, 1890-1980, screenwriter.
Cunningham, Jack, 1882-1941, screenwriter.
Harris, Ray, 1885-1971, screenwriter.
Hardy, Sam, 1883-1935, screenwriter.
Young, Waldemar, 1878-1938, screenwriter.
Van Upp, Virginia, screenwriter.
Neville, John Thomas, 1886-1970, screenwriter.
Chaplin, Prescott, 1897-1968, screenwriter.
Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976, presenter.
LeBaron, William, 1883-1958, film producer.
Marsh, Joan, 1913-2000, actor.
Crabbe, Buster, 1908-1983, actor.
Ames, Adrienne, 1907-1947, actor.
Carter, Louise, 1875-1957, actor.
Howard, Kathleen, 1884-1956, actor.
Young, Tammany, 1887-1936, actor.
Henderson, Dell, 1877-1956, actor.
Kenton, James B., 1866-1952, actor.
McKenzie, Robert, 1880-1949, actor.
Cecil, Nora, -1954, actor.
Irving, George, 1874-1961, actor.
Morrison, Joe, 1904-1972, actor.
Baby Le Roy, actor.
Allen, Judith, 1911-1996, actor.
Duggan, Jan, 1881-1977, actor.
Mulhall, Jack, 1887-1979, actor.
Flint, Sam, actor.
Marion, Ruth, 1901-1984, actor.
Carle, Richard, 1871-1941, actor.
Brian, Mary, 1906-2002, actor.
Littlefield, Lucien, 1895-1960, actor.
Lewis, Vera, 1873-1956, actor.
Apfel, Oscar, 1879-1938, actor.
Sutton, Grady, 1908-1995, actor.
Kelly, Lew, 1879-1944, actor.
Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974, actor.
Hudson, Rochelle, 1916-1972, actor.
Cromwell, Richard, 1910-1960, actor.
Doucet, Catharine, 1875-1958, actor.
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943, actor.
Bates, Granville, 1882-1940, actor.
Eburne, Maude, 1875-1960, actor.
Wolfe, Bill, 1894-1975, actor.
Morris, Michael, 1907-1941, actor.
Culli, Rosalind, actor.
Remley, Ralph, 1885-1939, actor.
Jean, Gloria, actor.
Errol, Leon, 1881-1951, actor.
Lenhart, Billy, 1930-2013, actor.
Brown, Kenneth, 1932-1997, actor.
Dumont, Margaret, 1882-1965, actor.
Miller, Susan, 1920- actor.
Pangborn, Franklyn, 1889-1958, actor.
Barrie, Mona, 1909-1964, actor.
Lang, Charles, 1915-2004, actor.
Nagel, Anne, 1915-1966, actor.
O'Day, Nell, actor.
Bacon, Irving, 1893-1965, actor.
Gilbert, Jody, 1916-1979, actor.
Urecal, Minerva, 1896-1966, actor.
Vogan, Emmett, 1893-1969, actor.
Monti, Carlotta, actor.
Gilks, Alfred, director of photography.
Reynolds, Benjamin, director of photography.
Mellor, William C., 1903-1963, director of photography.
Van Enger, Charles J., 1890-1980, director of photography.
Heisler, Stuart, 1896-1979, editor.
Hilton, Arthur, 1897-1979, editor.
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959, composer, lyricist.
Revel, Harry, 1905-1958, composer, lyricist.
Morros, Boris, 1891-1963, contributor.
Rainger, Ralph, 1901-1942, composer, lyricist.
Robin, Leo, composer, lyricist.
Coslow, Sam, 1902-1982, composer, lyricist.
Hollaender, Friedrich, composer, lyricist.
Previn, Charles, 1888-1973, contributor.
Skinner, Frank, 1897-1968, composer.
Head, Edith, costume designer.
West, Vera, costume designer.
Dreier, Hans, 1885-1966, contributor.
Herzbrun, Bernard, contributor.
Otterson, Jack, contributor.
Street, Julian, 1879-1947. Mr. Bisbee's princess.
Donnelly, Dorothy, 1880-1928. Poppy.
Paramount Productions, presenter, production company.
Universal Pictures Company, presenter, production company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers You're telling me!: W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 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, Joe Morrison, Baby Le Roy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan, Tammany Young, Nora Cecil, Jack Mulhall, Samuel Ethridge, Ruth Marion, Richard Carle.
Man on the flying trapeze: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Lucien Littlefield, Vera Lewis, Oscar Apfel, Grady Sutton, Lew Kelly, Tammany Young, Walter Brennan.
Poppy: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catharine Doucet, Lynne Overman, Granville Bates, Maude Eburne, Bill Wolfe, Adrian Morris, Rosalind Keith, Ralph Remley.
Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Butch & Buddy, Margaret Dumont, Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Mona Barrie, Charles Lang, Anne Nagel, Nell O'Day, Irving Bacon, Jody Gilbert, Minerve Urecal, Emmett Vogan, Carlotta Monti.
Other Contributors You're telling me!: Photography, Alfred Gilks.
The old fashioned way: Photography, Benjamin Reynolds ; lyrics and music, Mack Gordon, Harry Revel.
Man on the flying trapeze: Photography, Alfred Gilks.
Poppy: Photography, William C. Mellor ; editor, Stuart Heisler ; musical direction, Boris Morros ; music and lyrics, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin, Sam Coslow, Frederick Hollander ; costume designer, Edith Head ; art direction, Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.
Never give a sucker an even break: Director of photography, Charles Van Enger ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; musical director, Charles Previn ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; gowns, Vera West ; art director, Jack Otterson.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English with optional Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes Collective title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures between 1934-1941.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Special features: trailer for 'The old fashioned way'; "Wayne & Shuster take an affectionate look at W.C. Fields," a vintage documentary (1964, 52 min.).
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Description 5 videodiscs (411 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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