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

    Constance Moore

    Victoria Whipsnade

  4. John Arledge

    John Arledge

    Phineas Whipsnade

  5. James Bush

    James Bush

    Roger Bel-Goodie

Full Cast & Crew

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


Status Released

Release Information

  • February 17, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 16m

Budget -

Revenue -



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