You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

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


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


  2. Edward F. Cline


  3. Everett Freeman


  4. George Marion Jr.


  5. Richard Mack


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


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

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Original Language English

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