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Films with: Fields, W. C.

Bank dick
Egbert Souse accidently foils a bank robbery and is hired as a bank guard.
DVD 1592
Brother, can you spare a dime?
This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others.
DVD 839
Mae West the glamour collection /
Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over.
DVD 10543
Never give a sucker an even break
An episodic comedy with song, slapstick, and thumbnail sketches. In one sketch, Fields is a Russian peasant sampling fermented goat's milk; elsewhere, he drops 2,000 feet from a cliff. There is also an automobile chase similar to vintage Keystone Cops style.
DVD 2738
Personal history, adventures, experience & observations of David Copperfield the younger
David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up.
DVD 7161
Sally of the sawdust
Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival barker who has adopted young Sally, an orphaned waif. Juggling and conning lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase scene.
DVD 500
W. C. Fields
A collection of the most famous W.C. Fields shorts of all time.
DVD 1154
W.C. Fields comedy collection
DVD 3497