A Few Words About A few words about…™ Never Give a Sucker an Even Break – in Blu-ray

Robert Harris

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For the folks who have no idea who W.C. Fields was, he was funny man. Physical comedy filled with occasionally ribald humor, especially in his earlier works.

He began in film in 1915, spent 1925 (in which he co-starred with Carol Dempster, in Sally of the Sawdust) through 1938 (with a few excursion to other studios) with Paramount, and then moved to Universal with You Can't Cheat an Honest Man in 1939, and remained there through 1944.

His 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, directed by Edward Cline, and photographed by Charles Van Enger (who worked with Abbott and Costello, among others, is grade B Fields. An odd film, but strangely still entertaining, especially with its studio / filmmaking background.

Seems to be an older transfer, from either a fine grain or dupe, and looks much like a 35mm print from a worn printing element would in revival.

No real problems.

Nothing wrong with unrestored releases, as long as they retain a film-like look, and this does.

A hour long Canadian production, made by Revue in Canada, with Johnny Wayne and Frank Schuster, will allow those degenerates who know little about Mr. Fields to attain an education. It's from a kine, so no complaints, please.

Image – 4

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

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