Never Give a Sucker an Even Break 07/07/20

KL Studio Classics

It’s appropriate that collaborator Charlie Largent would want to review this outlandish W.C Fields romp, as it’s the closest thing to Alice Through the Looking Glass Hollywood ever did. Fields’ crazy story begins with scenes in a movie studio, but the weirdness accumulates until people are making impossible jumps from airplanes, to a mountaintop aerie where dwells the amorous Margaret Dumont as ‘Mrs. Hemoglobin’ … and, sigh, Leon Errol. The whole thing is a visualization of Fields’s absurd movie pitch to ‘Esoteric Pictures’… W.C.’s last feature starring vehicle goes out with a bang. The disc’s audio commentary is by Eddy Von Mueller. On Blu-rayfrom KL Studio Classics.