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The Resource Never give a sucker an even break, Universal presents ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward Cline, (videorecording)

Never give a sucker an even break, Universal presents ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward Cline, (videorecording)

Label
Never give a sucker an even break
Title
Never give a sucker an even break
Statement of responsibility
Universal presents ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward Cline
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when her mother is killed in a trapeze fall during the making of a circus movie. He and his niece, who he finds at a shooting gallery, fly to Mexico to sell wooden nutmegs in a Russian colony. Trying to catch his bottle as it falls from the plane, he lands on a mountain peak where lives the man- eating Mrs. Hemogloben. When he gets to the Russian colony he finds Leon Errol (father of the insulting boys and owner of the shooting gallery) already selling wooden nutmegs. He decides to woo the wealthy Mrs. Hemogloben but when he gets there Errol has preceded him. The Mexican adventure is the story that Esoteric Studios would not buy
Member of
Cataloging source
AKD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Charles Van Enger ; editor, Arthur Hilton ; music, Frank Skinner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Soundtracks in English with optional Spanish or French subtitles
  • Closed caption in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
N48 2007
PerformerNote
W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Butch & Buddy, Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Charles Lang, Margaret Dumont
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1892-1961
  • 1897-1968
  • 1886-1970
  • 1880-1946
  • 1881-1951
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cline, Edward
  • Chaplin, Prescott
  • Neville, John Thomas
  • Fields, W. C.
  • Jean, Gloria
  • Errol, Leon
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
71
Series statement
W.C. Fields comedy collection
Series volume
vol. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture plays
  • Orphans
  • Business enterprises
Technique
live action
Label
Never give a sucker an even break, Universal presents ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward Cline, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special features include vintage documentary
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (71 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
10171944
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 61032306
  • 2000996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123444292
  • (OCoLC)123444292
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Never give a sucker an even break, Universal presents ; screenplay by Prescott Chaplin & John T. Neville ; directed by Edward Cline, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Special features include vintage documentary
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (71 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
10171944
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 61032306
  • 2000996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123444292
  • (OCoLC)123444292
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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