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W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House) (1934)

W.C. Fields , Cora Witherspoon , Edward F. Cline  |  NR |  DVD
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W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House) + W.C. Fields Comedy Collection, Vol. 2 (The Man on the Flying Trapeze / Never Give A Sucker An Even Break / You're Telling Me! / The Old Fashioned Way / Poppy) + W.C. Fields Comedy Favorites Collection
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  • Actors: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio, Jessie Ralph
  • Directors: Edward F. Cline
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
  • Run Time: 373 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002MHDY2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House)" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 2 - My Little Chickadee:
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Disc 3 - You Can't Cheat an Honest Man:
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Disc 5 - International House:
  • W.C. Fields: Behind the Laughter
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Editorial Reviews

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    For anyone who loves classic comedy, the W.C. Fields Comedy Collection is absolutely essential. Film for film, this may be the best DVD showcase ever devoted to a single comedian, including all five of Fields's acknowledged classics in a sturdy, beautifully designed library-quality slipcase. One could easily lament the relative lack of bonus features (it would have been nice to have some vintage Fields radio shows and newsreel footage), but the inclusion of A&E's 1994 Biography documentary W.C. Fields: Behind the Laughter is sufficiently informative about Fields's life, career, irascible personality, and tragic alcoholism. That's all that's really needed when the films themselves are so timelessly entertaining, and they're all remarkably pristine in sound and image quality. The best way to appreciate Fields's evolving screen persona is to view these films in chronological order: In International House (1933), Fields was merely one of many Paramount stars of screen and radio (including Rudy Vallee, Burns & Allen, Bela Lugosi, Sterling Holloway, and manic bandleader Cab Calloway), but he handily steals the show, invading a Shanghai hotel in his airplane/helicopter and delivering the classic line (to Franklin Pangborn), "Don't let the posy fool ya!" It's one of Paramount's best all-star revues.

    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

    Product Description

    W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun. In this collection of madcap classics, the famously top-hatted Fields unleashes his unique comic zing, proving himself the king of the one-liner. This special DVD collection includes The Bank Dick, My Little Chickadee, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, It's a Gift and International House. The W.C. Fields Comedy Collection is Fields at his finest, and a must-have for anyone who loves to laugh!

    Customer Reviews

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    142 of 150 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Please Don't Listen To The Complainers... May 1, 2006
    Format:DVD
    I purchased this set last week without having read any reviews previously. I only knew that I was a fan of Mae West and that I wanted a nice collection of her films. However, before I even put in the first DVD I sporadically decided to read some of the reviews for this set on Amazon just for kicks. One reviewer here claims that the sound is horrible, that the picture is garbage, and that Warner Bros. is putting out "trash" sets. Well first of all, this is not a Warner Home Video release. This set is from Universal Studios despite the fact every film contained within originated from Paramount Studios... I digress. Expecting the worst, I popped in the first disc. The movie begins. The sound is clear. The picture is clear. It doesn't shake and there seems to be very little grain on the image aside from the usual specs that grace older films. Personally, I find a bit of grain/debris to be somewhat charming and enjoy products looking "of their time" so to speak. Why, even mono sound is very clear. After viewing all 5 films, the only one with any real noticeable grain or scratches was "Going To Town" but even then not to a distracting level. However I do have one complaint. The films are divided up rather strangely over the two disc. The division is as follows:
    Disc one Side A : Night After Night & I'm No Angel
    Side B: Going To Town
    Disc two: Side A: Go West Young Man & My Little Chick-a-dee
    Side B: Nothing
    I haven no idea why side B is completely empty when two films are crammed onto Side A. The only extras are trailers for three of the films and the menu designs are identical for each film. Sadly, it seems to be a trend for most catalog classic releases to be treated as such.
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    118 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sooooo Close! September 13, 2004
    Format:DVD
    I have been waiting years for "It's a Gift" to make it onto DVD, and it would appear that my wish will finally come true with the release of this set. I will undoubtedly buy the collection, but I already have the Criterion version of "The Bank Dick" (and also their great release of the collection of 6 short films), and "Chickadee" and "Honest Man", while crowd-pleasers, never made it onto my list of must-see Fields films. I, like many others, am baffled by the choice of "International House" for inclusion, as Fields probably only spends about 1/30th of the time on screen, but if owning it is the price I must pay to see a great copy of "It's a Gift", then so be it!

    I also hope that enough people buy this to prompt additional releases of some of the other pure Fields vehicles like "Man on the Flying Trapeze", "The Old Fashioned Way", "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break", and "Poppy". (Now that would make for a nice boxed-set!)

    For me, Fields's comedy is still remarkably fresh, usually bitingly funny, always a treat for the ears, and sometimes even touching. 10 quick quotes from "Bank Dick" and "It's a Gift":
    1) "Caught him on the first bounce!" (After gently bringing the ailing bank examiner through the hotel lobby up to his room, running back downstairs to the lobby out the front door, and again walking the bank examiner back through the hotel lobby)
    2) Egbert: "Was I in here last night, and did I spend a twenty-dollar bill?" Bartender: "Why yes!" Egbert: "What a load that is off my mind! I thought I'd lost it!"
    3) "See you got that door closed again" (Mr.
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    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars YES, YES, YES!! About time! August 28, 2004
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Well THANK YOU UNIVERSAL!!! It's about time!!! W.C. Fields is one of THE greatest comedians EVER, yet his catalog has been grossly overlooked. I can be certain with Universal issuing these the quality will be top notch. Criterion had already issued The Bank Dick, so I'm not sure why it's on here too, but I won't complain as the other 4 are certainly worth the price of admission!

    Now, PLEASE continue to release the many other Fields movies that are out there. I'm really hoping this is only 1 of several volumes that will be issued.

    Any and all Fields fans should buy this, buy another 1 or 2 for gifts to family and friends, the better this release does the better chances of more to follow!

    And if you haven't seen Fields ever??? You have to buy this, this man is one of THE building blocks of all modern comedy!

    MUST SEE CLASSIC CINEMA! Fields slow burn style of comedy is a drastic opposite to today's modern, cheap, "fast food" style of comedy. Today's comedy is a quick laugh and it's over, never as funny the second time around, but with Fields, each viewing makes you laugh more as you start to relate pesonally to W.C. and all his trials and tribulations of life that he interweaves into his comedy.

    On a personal level Fields as a comedian sneaks into your heart and mind causing you to develop a rapport with him and the daily events of life that shape and mold all of us to a certain extent. Fields, in his never ending struggle for control of those daily events brings about some of the most classic comedy ever to be captured on film. This my friends is THE golden age of comedy captured for all to enjoy, do not miss it.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars What A Pair!
    In spite of all the difficulties that must have been encountered when putting the demanding West and the drinking Fields together, they managed to pull off a pretty good 1940's... Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Calicokid
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Classic
    Cute Classic. Mae is good but not as great as she is in 'She Done Him Wrong" with a new up and coming actor, Cary Grant. :)
    But everyone should what 'Chickadee'. Read more
    Published 15 days ago by Susan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Mae West at Her Best!
    I am a Mae West fan. I love her wit and sarcasim. I have watch this movie time and time again and West always captures my attention. Listen carefully. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Darlene
    5.0 out of 5 stars one and only mae west
    I like all Mae's pictures including this one.. The only problem with all the Mae West films released on DVD was that there were no extras on the discs. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by William J. Landis
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Collection Ever
    A must for W.C. Fields fans, all the best movies nicely pakaged and superb viewing quality. I also recommend getting Vol 2 for having the complete film library minus the shorts.
    Published 1 month ago by John T. Brychel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Mae West is a Goddess!
    Was recommended that I watch Mae West Movies to learn how to flirt. I was impressed that she wrote most of her dialog. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Gary Neiman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Very good quality mastering. Great comedy acting and excellent acting. There is another collection of his other movies. See the other one too.
    Published 2 months ago by Dorian
    5.0 out of 5 stars My heroine.
    Went on a Mae West bender and purchased this; worth it for MY LITTLE CHICKADEE alone, but GOIN' TO TOWN, her bow in NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, and I'M NO ANGEL make it a bargain. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Jenny T
    5.0 out of 5 stars Go Mae go
    This is one of a few movies that the censers did not get at with Mae West. This one takes place with WC Fields and is simply great. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by brandrewpaul
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ain't nobody like Mae
    Classic Mae. Amazing how these gems from the 30's hit home with these bigger than life characters. Mae at her naughty best.
    Published 3 months ago by Joseph Borkson
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