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You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)



W.C. Fields and Charlie McCarthy bring their legendary radio feud to the screen in the classic comedy You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, co-starring Edgar Bergen. The seedy owner of a flea-bitten circus, Larson E. Whipsnade (Fields) will stop at nothing to arrange a marriage between his daughter Victoria (Constance Moore) and boring millionaire Richard Bel-Goodie (James Bush). So when Victoria declares she is in love with The Great Edgar (Bergen), Whipsnade cuts the penniless ventriloquist adrift in a hot-air balloon accompanied by his dummy (McCarthy). Arriving for a reception at the Bel-Goode mansion where he plays ping-pong and abuses his hosts, Whipsnade shows he is just getting started in this side-splitting farce, packed with insults, zingers and jokes! Starring W.C. Fields; Edgar Bergen; Charlie McCarthy. 1939-BW-79 Miutes.

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