You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man





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In this film, W. C. Fields plays circus manager and all-around flim flam man Larson E. Whipsnade. When he's not trying to fleece the customers or elude the sheriff, Whipsnade busies himself trying to break up the romance between his daughter Vicky and carnival ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: , ,
Written By: George Marion, Richard Mack, Everett Freeman, W.C. Fields, George Marion Jr.
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W.C. Fields
as Larson E. Whipsnade
Edgar Bergen
as The Great Edgar
Constance Moore
as Victoria Whipsnade
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Bel-Goodie
Thurston Hall
as Archibald Bel-Goodie
John Arledge
as Phineas Whipsnade
Grady Sutton
as Chester Dalrymple
Ferris Taylor
as Deputy Sheriff
James Bush
as Roger Bel-Goodie III
Jan Duggan
as Mrs. Sludge
Walter Tetley
as Boy with Candy Cane
Evelyn Del Rio
as Little Girl Who Crie...
Delmar Watson
as Boy in Bleachers
David Oliver
as Man at Window
Edward Woolf
as Thin Man
Lee Phelps
as Sheriff
Ethelreda Leopold
as Blonde at Party
Don Terry
as Ping Pong Player
Byron Munson
as Ping Pong Player
Edward Thomas
as Butler With Phone
Ted Hardy
as Russian Circus Perfo...
Dorothy Arnold
as Debutante
Si Jenks
as Hillbilly
Joe King
as Policeman
Ralph Sanford
as Truck Driver
Eddy Chandler
as Highway Patrol Offic...
Lelah Tyler
as Society Woman
Jack Clifford
as Riding Master
Ray Mayer
as Fire Eater
Ted Offenbecker
as Western Union Messen...
George Offerman Jr.
as Western Union Messen...
Grace Goodall
as Spinster
Dick Dickinson
as Contortionist
Bill Wolfe
as Hillbilly Twin
Bill Worth
as Hillbilly Twin
George Ovey
as Circus Attendant
Billy Engle
as Circus Attendant
Lewis H. Morphy
as Circus Attendant
Bobby Hare
as Circus Attendant
Jack Gardner
as Ticket Seller
Art Yeoman
as Barker
Major Sam Harris
as Wedding Guest
Russell Wade
as Wedding Guest
Ralph Brooks
as Wedding Guest
Dale Van Sickel
as Wedding Guest
David Ward
as Chester
Joseph King
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

All Critics (1)

Not as undiluted as It's a Gift or The Bank Dick, but invaluable if only for Fields' flirtation with the resident ping-pong nympho

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

Audience Reviews for You Can't Cheat an Honest Man


So I'm on a ventriloquist kick right now, it's all Jeff Dunham's fault.

Megan S

Super Reviewer


It's not W.C. Fields's best, but it does have quite a few funny moments.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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