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It's a Gift (1934) is a remake of Fields's 1926 silent It's the Old Army Game, and was the first sound feature devoted to Fields's inimitable talent. As beleaguered husband and would-be orange farmer, Fields revives vintage routines from Vaudeville and Broadway, and his first encounter with Baby LeRoy is comedy gold. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) features Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy and Fields's classic, still-hilarious ping-pong routine, while 1940's My Little Chickadee matches Fields (as "Guthbert J. Twillie") with Mae West, whose unforgettable on-screen banter with Fields shows no sign of their notorious off-screen animosity. In his raucous masterpiece The Bank Dick (also 1940), Fields is "Egbert Souse," lowly bank guard, unlikely hero, and manic driver in perhaps the greatest slapstick car-chase scene ever filmed. Despite the regrettable absence of Fields's final starring feature Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, this classy five-disc set is a veritable cornucopia of comedy, offering ample proof of Fields's comic genius through classic one-liners, physical routines, memorable costars, and perfect bits of business that never grow old. --Jeff Shannon
My Little Chickadee is an entertaining film with lots of action, comedy, suspense and great acting.
Perhaps 3 more collections can come out making enough room in each of the collections for movies like this where Fields only had a part in them.
I like his humor because it is so honest and one of he best movies he ever made and which is a part of this set is great fun.
Fields was a comedy genius and would be really successful if he were around today. His innuendos were superb - he was truly a master. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mike Steinbring
As Cuthbert P. Twilley or by whatever other, odd name he chooses, W. C. Fields is in a class by himself (unless, of course, he's accompanied by Mae West). Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. A. Kimbell
This is an awesome collection! Mae West wrote the scripts herself and she was a very attractive, talented and FUNNYactress! Never a dull moment! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathleen
Some movies are better at different times of the day...this collection is an early morning must have or a gem on rainy days..Published 2 months ago by Newman Brazier Jr.