Friday, April 21, 2006

Insert "Where There's a Will" Joke

Fox is going to release "The Will Rogers Collection." A bit puzzlingly, this collects together Rogers' last four movies; unless they're planning on a volume 2, I would have thought they'd want to pick his very best or best-known movies, and a collection that leaves out Judge Priest or State Fair doesn't really qualify. But it does include one of Rogers' films with John Ford, Steamboat 'Round the Bend -- a 1935 film that, as Andrew Sarris pointed out, probably holds up better than Ford's Oscar winner of that same year, The Informer.

1 comment:

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this collection. Jaime. It also has Doubting Thomas, which is miles and away funnier than either Priest or Fair, and Life Begins at Forty, another classic that has been out of circulation for quite some time.