You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Directed by George Marshall and Edward F. Cline
1939    76m    Not Rated
6.975%
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.
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Cast of You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • W.C. FieldsLarson E. Whipsnade
  • Edgar BergenThe Great Edgar
  • Eddie 'Rochester' AndersonCheerful
  • Constance MooreVictoria Whipsnade
  • John ArledgePhineas Whipsnade
  • James BushRoger Bel-Goodie
  • Thurston HallMr. Archibald Bel-Goodie
  • Mary ForbesMrs. Bel-Goodie
  • Edward BrophyCorbett
  • Arthur HohlBurr
  • Princess BabaPrincess Baba, The Great Edgar's Assistant
  • Charlie McCarthyCharlie (ventriloquist dummy)
  • Mortimer SnerdMortimer (ventriloquist dummy)
  • BlacamanBlacaman - The Lion Tamer (uncredited)
  • Ernie AdamsEddie - Circus Attendant (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Arnold1st Debutante (uncredited)
  • Irving BaconJailer (uncredited)
  • Lulu Mae BohrmanWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Ralph BrooksWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Eddy ChandlerHighway Patrol Officer (uncredited)
  • Dora ClementWoman (uncredited)
  • Jack Rube CliffordRiding Master (uncredited)
  • Richard ClucasLittle Boy (uncredited)
  • Charles ColemanRobinson - Bel-Goodie's Butler (uncredited)
  • Evelyn Del RioLittle Girl Who Cries (uncredited)
  • Drew DemorestBarker (uncredited)
  • Dick DickinsonContortionist (uncredited)
  • Jan DugganMrs. Sludge (uncredited)
  • Eddie DunnCop (uncredited)
  • Billy EngleCircus Attendant
  • Jack GardnerTicket Seller (uncredited)
  • Grace GoodallScreaming Spinster / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Gray3rd Debutante (uncredited)
  • Bobby HaleCircus Attendant (uncredited)
  • Ted HardyRussian Circus Performer (uncredited)
  • Sam HarrisWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Leyland HodgsonButler (uncredited)
  • Otto HoffmanMayor (uncredited)
  • Lloyd IngrahamMayor / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Frank JenksJerry - Assistant (uncredited)
  • Si JenksHillbilly (uncredited)
  • Tiny JonesSpectator (uncredited)
  • Jack KenneyBarker (uncredited)
  • Joe KingPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Ivan LebedeffRonnie (uncredited)
  • Ethelreda LeopoldBlonde at Party (uncredited)
  • Jimmie LucasBarker (uncredited)
  • Kathryn Marlowe2nd Debutante (uncredited)
  • Eric MayneWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Frank MeltonFirst Yokel (uncredited)
  • Harold MillerParty Guest (uncredited)
  • Edmund MortimerWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • James C. MortonJudge (uncredited)
  • Ray MoyerFire Eater (uncredited)
  • Byron MunsonPing-Pong Player (uncredited)
  • Charles MurphyLon - Roustabout (uncredited)
  • Frank O'ConnorCop with Judge (uncredited)
  • George Offerman, Jr.Western Union Man (uncredited)
  • David OliverMan Cheated at Window (uncredited)
  • George OveyCircus Attendant (uncredited)
  • Lee PhelpsSheriff (uncredited)
  • June PrestonLittle Blond Girl Singing and Dancing (uncredited)
  • Ralph SanfordTruck Driver (uncredited)
  • Harry StaffordParty Guest (uncredited)
  • Grady SuttonChester Dalrymple (uncredited)
  • Ferris TaylorDeputy Sheriff (uncredited)
  • Don TerryPing-Pong Player (uncredited)
  • Walter TetleyBoy with Candy Cane (uncredited)
  • Edward ThomasBel-Goodie Butler (uncredited)
  • Lelah TylerSociety Woman / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Minerva UrecalScreaming Spinster at Circus (uncredited)
  • Dale Van SickelWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Russell WadeWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Beryl WallaceGirl (uncredited)
  • Delmar WatsonBoy with Slingshot (uncredited)
  • Florence WixWedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Bill WolfeTicket Buyer / Brentwood - World's Smallest Giant (uncredited)
  • Edward WoolfThin Man (uncredited)
  • Bill WorthElwood - World's Largest Midget (uncredited)
  • Arthur YeomanBarker (uncredited)
  • Duke YorkMinor Role (uncredited)
  • Ruth CherringtonParty Guest (uncredited)
  • Hazel DohlmanWedding Guest (uncredited)
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