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The Resource W.C. Fields comedy collection, Volume two, Universal Studios, (videorecording)

W.C. Fields comedy collection, Volume two, Universal Studios, (videorecording)

Label
W.C. Fields comedy collection, Volume two
Title
W.C. Fields comedy collection
Title number
Volume two
Statement of responsibility
Universal Studios
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • You're telling me!: Sam Bisbee is an inventor who is the laughingstock in his small town. After demonstrating another failed invention, he meets a princess who promises to use her celebrity to turn his luck around
  • The old fashioned way: W.C. Fields is the Great McGonigle, manager of a theatrical troupe. Notorious for skipping out on bills and failing to pay actors, he next descends on a small town where he sets his sights on the hospitality of a wealthy widow
  • Man on the flying trapeze: Ambrose Wolfinger wants the afternoon off to go to a wrestling match. He tells his boss he needs to attend his mother-in-law's funeral. A series of mishaps lead his boss to send flowers to the house and notify papers of the death
  • Poppy: W.C. Fields plays a charlatan who attempts to persuade an entire town that his daughter is actually heiress to an unclaimed fortune
  • Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields' last starring role in a feature-length film consists mainly of a series of flashbacks-- a number of disjointed, funny and bizarre scenes spoofing his own cinematic career, Hollywood and the filmmaking industry
Related
Cataloging source
WIQ
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English language, Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
W3 2007
PerformerNote
  • You're telling me: W.C. Fields, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Joan Marsh, 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, Baby Leroy, Joe Morrison, Judith Allen, Jack Mulhall
  • Man on the flying trapeze: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton, Vera Lewis, Lucien Littlefield
  • Poppy: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Granville Bates, Catharine Doucet, Lynne Overman
  • Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Butch & Buddy, Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Charles Lang, Margaret Dumont
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1884-1947
  • 1895-1958
  • 1896-1980
  • 1880-1946
  • 1892-1970
  • 1883-1958
  • 1885-1971
  • 1883-1935
  • 1894-1955
  • 1878-1938
  • 1897-1973
  • 1897-1968
  • 1886-1970
  • 1892-1961
  • 1908-1983
  • 1913-2000
  • 1907-1947
  • 1875-1957
  • 1884-1956
  • 1887-1936
  • 1877-1956
  • 1880-1949
  • -1954
  • 1874-1961
  • 1908-
  • 1911-1996
  • 1887-1979
  • 1906-2002
  • 1908-1995
  • 1873-1956
  • 1895-1960
  • 1916-1972
  • 1910-1960
  • 1882-1940
  • 1875-1958
  • 1887-1943
  • 1881-1951
  • 1889-1958
  • 1915-2004
  • 1889-1965
  • 1879-1947
  • 1880-1928
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeLeon, Walter
  • McEvoy, J. P.
  • Kenton, Erle C.
  • Fields, W. C.
  • Bell, Galt
  • Shobe, Preston L
  • Beaudine, William
  • LeBaron, William
  • Harris, Ray
  • Hardy, Sam
  • Bruckman, Clyde
  • Van Upp, Virginia
  • Young, Waldemar
  • Sutherland, A. Edward
  • Chaplin, Prescott
  • Neville, John Thomas
  • Cline, Edward
  • Crabbe, Buster
  • Marsh, Joan
  • Ames, Adrienne
  • Carter, Louise
  • Howard, Kathleen
  • Young, Tammany
  • Henderson, Dell
  • Kenton, James B
  • McKenzie, Robert
  • Cecil, Nora
  • Irving, George
  • Baby Le Roy
  • Morrison, Joe
  • Allen, Judith
  • Mulhall, Jack
  • Brian, Mary
  • Sutton, Grady
  • Lewis, Vera
  • Littlefield, Lucien
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Cromwell, Richard
  • Bates, Granville
  • Doucet, Catharine
  • Overman, Lynne
  • Jean, Gloria
  • Errol, Leon
  • Miller, Susan
  • Pangborn, Franklyn
  • Lang, Charles
  • Dumont, Margaret
  • Street, Julian
  • Donnelly, Dorothy
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Butch & Buddy
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Runtime
351
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fields, W. C.
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Theatrical companies
  • Wrestling matches
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Motion picture industry
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
W.C. Fields comedy collection, Volume two, Universal Studios, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • You're telling me! adapted from a story by Julian Street
  • Man on the flying trapeze based on original story by Charles Bogle
  • Poppy based upon a play written by Dorothy Donnelly
  • Never give a sucker an even break based on a story by Otis Criblecoblis
  • You're telling me! originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; The old fashioned way originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; Man on the flying trapeze originally released as a motion picture in 1935 ; Poppy originally released as a motion picture in 1936 ; Never give a sucker an even break originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special feature: Exclusive vintage documentary
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[Disc 1]: You're telling me! / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; directed by Erle C. Kenton (67 min.) -- [Disc 2]: The old fashioned way / a Paramount picture ; story by Charles Bogle ; written by Galt Bell and Preston L. Shobe ; directed by William Beaudine (72 min.) -- [Disc 3]: Man on the flying trapeze / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman (67 min.) -- [Disc 4]: Poppy / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; written by Virginia Van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland (74 min.) -- [Disc 5]: Never give a sucker an even break / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward F. Cline (71 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (351 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193230621
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61032306
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn104632720
  • (OCoLC)104632720
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., single layer, dual layer (disc 5), NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
W.C. Fields comedy collection, Volume two, Universal Studios, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • You're telling me! adapted from a story by Julian Street
  • Man on the flying trapeze based on original story by Charles Bogle
  • Poppy based upon a play written by Dorothy Donnelly
  • Never give a sucker an even break based on a story by Otis Criblecoblis
  • You're telling me! originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; The old fashioned way originally released as a motion picture in 1934 ; Man on the flying trapeze originally released as a motion picture in 1935 ; Poppy originally released as a motion picture in 1936 ; Never give a sucker an even break originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special feature: Exclusive vintage documentary
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[Disc 1]: You're telling me! / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; directed by Erle C. Kenton (67 min.) -- [Disc 2]: The old fashioned way / a Paramount picture ; story by Charles Bogle ; written by Galt Bell and Preston L. Shobe ; directed by William Beaudine (72 min.) -- [Disc 3]: Man on the flying trapeze / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman (67 min.) -- [Disc 4]: Poppy / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; written by Virginia Van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland (74 min.) -- [Disc 5]: Never give a sucker an even break / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward F. Cline (71 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (351 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193230621
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61032306
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn104632720
  • (OCoLC)104632720
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., single layer, dual layer (disc 5), NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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