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HAVE YOURSELF A REAL FIELD(S) DAY!
on June 4, 2013
It's amazing to think of the diversity of great, iconic comedians working in Hollywood at the same time during the 1930's: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Mae West, The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals... Certainly among this elite group is the inimitable W.C. Fields, who was, and still is, truly one of a kind with his particular brand of comedy.
This definitive DVD collection includes the lion's share of Fields' work in feature films: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933), IT'S A GIFT (1934), YOU'RE TELLING ME (1934), THE OLD FASHIONED WAY (1934), MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (1935), POPPY (1936), YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN (1939), MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (1940), THE BANK DICK (1940), and NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941). Spread over three single-sided discs, all the films look and sound really nice, and come with optional subtitles but no chapter menus. The single bonus feature is a vintage documentary, "Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at W.C. Fields".
It's great to have all these classics in one compact, very affordable volume which, along with Criterion's edition of Fields' sublime shorts, make up some of the most timeless comedies ever made.