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Disc 1: AMBASSADOR BILL 1931 (B&W) Disc 2: DAVID HARUM 1934 (B&W) Disc 3: MR SKITCH -1933 (B&W) Disc 4: TOO BUSY TO WORK 1932 (B&W)
Movie fans unfamiliar with the great wit of Will Rogers are in for a treat. The second volume of the Will Rogers Collection features some of Rogers' lesser-known talkie titles, but all showcase the humor and plainspokenness that America in the '20s and '30s ate up by the heaping spoonful. Included in this set are Ambassador Bill (1931), a Marx Brothers-esque romp through the world of international relations; David Harum (1934), in which Rogers plays horse race enthusiast betting on revenge against those who've pull fast ones on him; Mr. Skitch (1933), with the bubbly Zazu Pitts as Rogers' wife, a screwball comedy of the highest order; and Too Busy to Work (1932), in which Rogers re-creates his fan-fave role as Jubilo, a '30s-era hobo who tramps from town to town, avoiding work while trying to track down news of his missing family. The films are as valuable for their snapshots of the early years of the Depression as they are as showcases for the humor of Rogers. The boxed set includes several small, not-to-be-missed featurettes, including "Jane Withers Remembers," all of which are a tribute to a golden bygone era. "People are kind of funny," says Rogers as Jubilo. "They'll believe any kind of a lie if it sounds like the truth, but they won't believe the truth if it sounds like a lie." --A.T. Hurley
Will Rogers is a forgotten person to most, so this movie boxset of 4 of his early 1930s set me back under $9, tax included. Quite a discount from the original retail price of $60. Read morePublished 6 months ago by G. Reiss
The great Will Rogers is a pleasure to watch. His natural ability in front of a camera is pure joy. No special effects or car chases or super hero's. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Fred Baetz
Very good collection of Will Rogers. My family and friends have thoroughly enjoyed this.
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Will Rogers was a real person of genuine warmth who had a talent for comedy. Arguably, he was the most popular American during the 1930's. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Glen R. Scutt
Here are some of the major contents of the box set:
"Too Busy to Work"
Here's the plot of this 1932 comedy: Will Rogers lost his wife to... Read more
America's beloved cowboy-philospher Will Rogers is remembered today for a few famous comments on American life and public affairs: "I never met a man I didn't like" and "I'm not a... Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by ronfpugh
Some people may object to some scenes...that is the way It was.
Rogers was the grandson of a Cherokee Indian who walked from Alabama to Oklahoma.. Read more
This review is for "Too Busy to Work". I have not yet seen the other films in this set. Although this film is not a masterpiece, it provides an insightful picture into the worst... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by Sara Brideson