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W.C. Fields comedy essentials collection, (DVD)

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W.C. Fields comedy essentials collection
Title
W.C. Fields comedy essentials collection
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Actor
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Film producer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
W.C. Fields is a true comedy legend and remains one of the most recognizable and beloved actors of all time. From his early days on stage in vaudeville and Broadway through his live appearances on radio, he created an iconic persona that has never been matched. The comic genius of W.C. Fields is best captured forever in his body of films that highlight his notoriously sarcastic quick wit and slapstick routines
Related
Awards note
  • National Film Registry selection, 1992 (The bank dick); 2010 (It's a gift).
  • Academy Awards, 1939: Best Music, Original Song (for the song "Thanks for the memory" from The big broadcast of 1938).
Cataloging source
ILM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Million dollar legs: Photographed by Arthur Todd
  • International house: Music and lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin ; photographed by Ernest Haller
  • Tillie and Gus: Photographed by Ben Reynolds
  • Alice in Wonderland: Music by Dmitri Tiomkin ; masks and costumes by Wally Westmore and Newt Jons ; settings by Robert Odell ; photographed by Henry Sharp and Bert Glennon
  • Six of a kind: Photographed by Henry Sharp
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch: Photographed by Charles Lang
  • You're telling me!: Photographed by Alfred Gilks
  • Old fashioned way: Lyrics and music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel ; photographed by Benjamin Reynolds
  • It's a gift: Photographed by Henry Sharp
  • Mississippi: Music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Lorenz Hart ; photographed by Charles Lang
  • Man on the flying trapeze: Photographed by Alfred Gilks
  • Poppy: Music and lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, Sam Coslow and Frederick Hollander ; photographed by William C. Mellor ; art direction by Hans Dreier and Bernard Herzbrun ; edited by Stuart Heisler ; costumes designed by Edith Head
  • Big broadcast of 1938: Music and lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin ; dances staged by LeRoy Prinz ; art direction by Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegté ; edited by Eda Warren and Chandler House ; costumes, Edith Head ; cartoon sequence, Leon Schlesinger
  • You can't cheat an honest man: Director of photography, Milton Krasner ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Otto Ludwig
  • My little chickadee: Director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Edward Curtiss ; musical score, Frank Skinner
  • Bank dick: Director of photography, Milton Krasner ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; art director, Jack Otterson
  • Never give a sucker an even break: Musical score, Frank Skinner ; director of photography, Charles Van Enger ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Arthur Hilton
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • Million dollar legs: W.C. Fields, Jack Oakie, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming, Ben Turpin, Hugh Herbert, George Barbier, Dickie Moore
  • If I had a million: W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper, George Raft, Charles Laughton, Jack Oakie, Charlie Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, Mary Boland, Roscoe Karns, May Robson, Richard Bennett
  • International House: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Sari Maritza, Cab Calloway, Bela Lugosi, Baby Rose Marie, Franklin Pangborn, Sterling Holloway, Lona Andre
  • Tillie and Gus: W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Baby LeRoy, Jacqueline Wells, Clifford Jones, Clarence Wilson, George Barbier
  • Alice in Wonderland: Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Rosco Ates, Gary Cooper, Leon Errol, Louis Fazenda, W.C. Fields, Skeets Gallagher, Cary Grant, Raymond Hatton, Edward Everett Horton, Roscoe Karns, Baby Leroy, Mae Marsh, Polly Moran, Jack Oakie, Edna May Oliver, May Robson, Charlie Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, Ned Sparks, Ford Sterling
  • Six of a kind: W.C. Fields, Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland, Alison Skipworth, George Burns, Gracie Allen
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch: W.C. Fields, Pauline Lord, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor
  • 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
  • It's a gift: W.C. Fields, Baby LeRoy, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Tom Bupp, Tammany Young
  • Mississippi: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith, Gail Patrick
  • Man on the flying trapeze: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton, Vera Lewis, Lucien Littlefield, Walter Brennan
  • Poppy: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Granville Bates, Catharine Doucet, Lynne Overman
  • Big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Ben Blue, Lynne Overman, Kirsten Flagstad, Tito Guizar, Shep Fields
  • You can't cheat an honest man: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Constance Moore, John Arledge, James Bush, Eddie Anderson
  • My little chickadee: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran, Ruth Donnelly, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Meek, Fuzzy Knight
  • Bank dick: W.C. Fields, Una Merkel, Cora Witherspoon, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard, Evelyn Del Rio, Grady Sutton, Al Hill
  • Never give a sucker an even break: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Butch & Buddy (Billy Lenhart and Kenneth Brown), Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Charles Lang, Margaret Dumont, Anne Nagel
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  • Fields, W. C.
  • Andrews, Robert Hardy
  • Baby Le Roy
  • Beaudine, William
  • Bell, Galt.
  • Bennett, Joan
  • Bergen, Edgar
  • Binyon, Claude
  • Boland, Mary
  • Brant, Neil
  • Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt
  • Brian, Mary
  • Bruckman, Clyde
  • Chaplin, Prescott
  • Cline, Edward
  • Clyde, Andy
  • Cooper, Gary
  • Coslow, Sam
  • Cowan, Lester
  • Crabbe, Buster
  • Cromwell, Richard
  • Crosby, Bing
  • Crouse, Russel
  • Cunningham, Jack
  • DeLeon, Walter
  • Englund, Ken
  • Errol, Leon
  • Fields, Herbert
  • Freeman, Everett
  • Gordon, Mack
  • Grant, Cary
  • Hardy, Sam
  • Harris, Ray
  • Hart, Lorenz
  • Heifetz, Louis E.
  • Henry, Charlotte
  • Hollaender, Friedrich
  • Howard, Kathleen
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Jean, Gloria
  • Jones, Paul M.
  • Joyce, Peggy Hopkins
  • Kenton, Erle C.
  • Lamour, Dorothy
  • LeBaron, William
  • Leisen, Mitchell
  • Lindsay, Howard
  • Lord, Pauline
  • Lubitsch, Ernst
  • Mack, Richard
  • Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
  • Marion, George
  • Marsh, Joan
  • Marshall, George
  • Martin, Francis
  • McCarey, Leo
  • McEvoy, J. P.
  • McLeod, Norman Z.
  • McNutt, William Slavens
  • Merkel, Una
  • Moore, Constance
  • Morrison, Joe
  • Myers, Henry
  • Neville, John Thomas
  • Oakie, Jack
  • Pitts, ZaSu
  • Raft, George
  • Rainger, Ralph
  • Raye, Martha
  • Revel, Harry
  • Robin, Leo
  • Rodgers, Richard
  • Rouverol, Jean
  • Ruggles, Charlie
  • Ruskin, Harry
  • Shobe, Preston L.
  • Skipworth, Alison
  • Storm, Jane
  • Sutherland, A. Edward
  • Taurog, Norman
  • Thompson, Keene
  • Vallée, Rudy
  • Van Upp, Virginia
  • Young, Waldemar
  • West, Mae
  • Weston, Garnett
  • Witherspoon, Cora
  • Hughes, Rupert
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Rice, Alice Hegan
  • Flexner, Anne Crawford
  • Street, Julian
  • McEvoy, J. P.
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • Donnelly, Dorothy
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
0
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Motion picture industry
Technique
live action
Label
W.C. Fields comedy essentials collection, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Tillie and Gus based on a story by Rupert Hughes ; Alice in Wonderland based on the novel by Lewis Carroll ; Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch is based on the novel by Alice Caldwell Hegan and the play by Anne Crawford Flexner ; You're telling me! adapted from a story by Julian Street ; It's a gift based on the play by J.P. McEvoy adapted from his comic strip "The Potters" ; Mississippi based on Magnolia by Booth Tarkington ; Man on the flying trapeze based on an original story by Charles Bogle ; Poppy based upon a play written by Dorothy Donnelly
  • Originally produced as individual motion pictures between 1932 - 1941
  • "18 classic films."--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Million dollar legs (1932 ; 62 min.) / a Paramount picture ; directed by Edward Cline ; [screenplay] by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Henry Myers -- If I had a million (1932 ; 84 min.) / a Paramount picture ; the writers, Claude Binyon ... [and others] ; based on a story by Robert D. Andrews ; the directors, Ernxst Lubitsch ... [and others] -- International house (1933 ; 69 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Francis Martin and Walter DeLeon ; from a story by Neil Brant and Louis E. Heifetz ; directed by Edward Sutherland -- Tillie and Gus (1933 ; 58 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Francis Martin and Walter DeLeon ; directed by Francis Martin --
  • Alice in Wonderland (1933 ; 77 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and William Cameron Menzies ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Six of a kind (1934 ; 67 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Walter DeLeon and Harry Ruskin ; story by Keene Thompson and Douglas MacLean ; directed by Leo McCarey -- Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch (1934 ; 80 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by Douglas MacLean ; screen play by William Slavens McNutt and Jane Storm ; directed by Norman Taurog -- You're telling me! (1934 ; 67 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; directed by Erle C. Kenton --
  • The old fashioned way (1934 ; 72 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; screen play by Garnett Weston and Jack Cunningham ; directed by William Beaudine -- It's a gift (1934 ; 69 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; screen play by Jack Cunningham ; based upon a story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Mississippi (1935 ; 74 min.) / a Paramount picture ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; screen play by Francis Martin and Jack Cunningham ; adapted by Herbert Fields and Claude Binyon ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland -- Man on the flying trapeze (1935 ; 66 min.) / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; from a story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman --
  • Poppy (1936 ; 73 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; screen play by Virginia Van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland -- The big broadcast of 1938 (1938 ; 90 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; screen play by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, and Ken Englund ; based on an adaptation by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse of a story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan ; director, Mitchell Leisen -- You can't cheat an honest man (1939 ; 78 min.) / a Universal picture ; produced by Lester Cowan ; screenplay, George Marion, Jr., Richard Mack, Everett Freeman ; story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by George Marshall --
  • My little chickadee (1940 ; 84 min.) / a Universal picture ; produced by Lester Cowan ; original screen play, Mae West, W.C. Fields ; directed by Edward Cline -- The bank dick (1940 ; 72 min.) / a Universal picture ; original screen play, Mahatma Kane Jeeves [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Edward Cline -- Never give a sucker an even break (1941 ; 71 min.) / a Universal picture ; screenplay, Prescott Chaplin, John T. Neville ; original story, Otis Criblecoblis [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Edward Cline
Control code
ocn941309966
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192318870
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 61172958
  • 565111 -565114
  • 500119
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
W.C. Fields comedy essentials collection, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Tillie and Gus based on a story by Rupert Hughes ; Alice in Wonderland based on the novel by Lewis Carroll ; Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch is based on the novel by Alice Caldwell Hegan and the play by Anne Crawford Flexner ; You're telling me! adapted from a story by Julian Street ; It's a gift based on the play by J.P. McEvoy adapted from his comic strip "The Potters" ; Mississippi based on Magnolia by Booth Tarkington ; Man on the flying trapeze based on an original story by Charles Bogle ; Poppy based upon a play written by Dorothy Donnelly
  • Originally produced as individual motion pictures between 1932 - 1941
  • "18 classic films."--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Million dollar legs (1932 ; 62 min.) / a Paramount picture ; directed by Edward Cline ; [screenplay] by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Henry Myers -- If I had a million (1932 ; 84 min.) / a Paramount picture ; the writers, Claude Binyon ... [and others] ; based on a story by Robert D. Andrews ; the directors, Ernxst Lubitsch ... [and others] -- International house (1933 ; 69 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Francis Martin and Walter DeLeon ; from a story by Neil Brant and Louis E. Heifetz ; directed by Edward Sutherland -- Tillie and Gus (1933 ; 58 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Francis Martin and Walter DeLeon ; directed by Francis Martin --
  • Alice in Wonderland (1933 ; 77 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and William Cameron Menzies ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Six of a kind (1934 ; 67 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screen play by Walter DeLeon and Harry Ruskin ; story by Keene Thompson and Douglas MacLean ; directed by Leo McCarey -- Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch (1934 ; 80 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by Douglas MacLean ; screen play by William Slavens McNutt and Jane Storm ; directed by Norman Taurog -- You're telling me! (1934 ; 67 min.) / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Walter De Leon and Paul M. Jones ; dialogue by J.P. McEvoy ; directed by Erle C. Kenton --
  • The old fashioned way (1934 ; 72 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; screen play by Garnett Weston and Jack Cunningham ; directed by William Beaudine -- It's a gift (1934 ; 69 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; screen play by Jack Cunningham ; based upon a story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Norman McLeod -- Mississippi (1935 ; 74 min.) / a Paramount picture ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; screen play by Francis Martin and Jack Cunningham ; adapted by Herbert Fields and Claude Binyon ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland -- Man on the flying trapeze (1935 ; 66 min.) / a Paramount picture ; produced by William LeBaron ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Sam Hardy ; from a story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] and Sam Hardy ; directed by Clyde Bruckman --
  • Poppy (1936 ; 73 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; produced by William LeBaron ; screen play by Virginia Van Upp and Waldemar Young ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland -- The big broadcast of 1938 (1938 ; 90 min.) / a Paramount picture ; [presented by] Adolph Zukor ; screen play by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, and Ken Englund ; based on an adaptation by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse of a story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan ; director, Mitchell Leisen -- You can't cheat an honest man (1939 ; 78 min.) / a Universal picture ; produced by Lester Cowan ; screenplay, George Marion, Jr., Richard Mack, Everett Freeman ; story by Charles Bogle [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by George Marshall --
  • My little chickadee (1940 ; 84 min.) / a Universal picture ; produced by Lester Cowan ; original screen play, Mae West, W.C. Fields ; directed by Edward Cline -- The bank dick (1940 ; 72 min.) / a Universal picture ; original screen play, Mahatma Kane Jeeves [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Edward Cline -- Never give a sucker an even break (1941 ; 71 min.) / a Universal picture ; screenplay, Prescott Chaplin, John T. Neville ; original story, Otis Criblecoblis [i.e., W.C. Fields] ; directed by Edward Cline
Control code
ocn941309966
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192318870
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 61172958
  • 565111 -565114
  • 500119
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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