Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 at 07:37 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The W.C. Fields comedies are heading to the high-definition format later this year.
'It's the Old Army Game' - Elmer Prettywillie, the village druggist, is awakened by a woman who needs a 2-cent stamp in the middle of the night. Seeking again a state of somnolence, Prettywillie must contend with the clamorous collectors of garbage, and with those of his own castle who have caught forty winks and then some. The letter-carrying lady, in trying to post her missive, manages to summon the city's fire department to the pharmacy where, unable to find a fire, they sit and sip sodas while Prettywillie panders to their every want. When they leave, a bit of a blaze does erupt, but Prettywillie is forced to his own resources. Meanwhile, George Parker is smitten with Elmer's buxom assistant and uses the storefront to promote a bogus land deal. The Prettywillie fortune is thus inflated, enabling the purchase of a flivver, but Elmer ends up wrecking a Florida estate and finally the flivver, foiling the schemers and delighting the denizens of the town, whose jubilation Elmer takes for an acute case of distemper. He jails himself for safekeeping. Also starring Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton, and Mary Foy.
'Running Wild' - Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. He enters a contract with a fifteen-thousand dollar payoff, so his courage can last beyond the hypnosis. Also starring Marie Shotwell, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, and Frederick Burton.
The Blu-ray will feature a new high-definition transfer, lossless 5.1 audio, and supplements include The Real People in the Garden - Interviews with the people depicted in the book and movie; and the Original Theatrical trailer.
You can find the latest specs for 'It's the Old Army Game' and 'Running Wild' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under PENDING.
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