About the film
circus elephant sideshow
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Release Date: February 17, 1939
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures|
|Director||:||Edward F. Cline, George Marshall|
|Writers||:||Everett Freeman, Richard Mack, George Marion Jr.|
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.