You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

02/17/1939 (US) Comedy 1h 16m

Overview

Fields plays "Larsen E. Whipsnade", the owner of a shady carnival that is constantly on the run from the law. Whipsnade is struggling to keep a step ahead of foreclosure, and clearly not paying his performers, including Bergen and McCarthy, who try to coax money out of him, or in McCarthy's case, steal some outright.

  1. George Marshall

    Director

  2. Edward F. Cline

    Director

  3. Everett Freeman

    Screenplay

  4. George Marion Jr.

    Screenplay

  5. Richard Mack

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. W.C. Fields

    W.C. Fields

    Larson E. Whipsnade

  2. Edgar Bergen

    Edgar Bergen

    The Great Edgar

  3. Constance Moore

    Victoria Whipsnade

  4. John Arledge

    John Arledge

    Phineas Whipsnade

  5. James Bush

    James Bush

    Roger Bel-Goodie

  6. Thurston Hall

    Thurston Hall

    Mr. Archibald Bel-Goodie

  7. Mary Forbes

    Mary Forbes

    Mrs. Bel-Goodie

  8. Edward Brophy

    Edward Brophy

    Corbett

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Full Cast & Crew

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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