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Dear Universal - May we have the remaining W.C. Fields films,please?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dick, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Dick

    Dick Well-Known Member

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    TILLIE AND GUS

    MILLION DOLLAR LEGS

    IF I HAD A MILLION

    and whatever else you have unreleased....


    Thanks!
     
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    I have the British set from Universal, and along with your 3 titles, and with the recent release of 1933s ALICE IN WONDERLAND and 1935s MISSISSIPPI, I think MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH, FOLLOW THE BOYS and I think POPPY are the last under Universal's umbrella. Now I can't remember about POPPY. Is that out?

     
  3. JoeDoakes

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    poppy is on the W.C. Fields Collection volume 2, but neither Follow the Boys nor Mrs. Wiggs have been released in the United States. Paramount may also own some silents. These would be really great to be released (along with Alan Ladd and more classic horror).
     
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    And throw in WC FIELDS AND ME (1976) as an extra. Steiger is surprisingly good (if memory serves me right, he did a pretty good Fields imitation in NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY).
     
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    I've got that R2 set and its excellent. Includes...


    My little chickadee

    The Bank Dick

    Never give a sucker an even break

    It's a gift

    You're telling me

    Man on the flying trapeze

    The old fashioned way

    Poppy

    You can't cheat an honest man

    Six of a kind

    Follow the boys

    International House

    Million Dollar Legs

    Mississippi

    Big Broadcast of 1938

    Tillie and Gus

    If I had a million


    I've got Alice in Wonderland on the stand alone release so just missing Mrs Wiggs I think...
     
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    I've got that set too and it's a great one!! So is the British Laurel and Hardy box. How ironic that we have to look abroad for more thorough releases of American cinema icons. MRS. WIGGS was once available on a Goodtimes VHS (recorded in a slower speed format) but certainly long-gone from the shelves. It makes me crazy that film companies issue ALMOST all of a major actor's output on DVD and leaves out one or two key titles (i.e. Shirley Temple's POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL, etc.)
     
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    When TCM recently aired Poor Little Rich Girl (or was it FMC?), I recorded it, but the transfer was in very rough shape. This Temple film must have seemed too far gone (it wasn't THAT bad) to the Fox folks and so they left it out when issuing the Temple films on DVD. It does make a big hole in the midst of Temple's film releases by not being on DVD.
     

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