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You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Edward F. Cline and George Marshall and produced by Lester Cowan.

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Larson E. Whipsnade: You know, getting married is like buying a new horse... going into a strange saloon...


Victoria Whipsnade : What's the matter with my father?
Mr. Archibald Bel-Goodie: Everything. He's...
Mrs. Bel-Goodie: Common, crude, vulgar...


Larson E. Whipsnade: You kids are disgusting! Standing around here all day, reeking of popcorn and lollipops.


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W.C. Fields and Edgar Bergen were paid $100,000 each. Fields was paid an additional $25,000 for writing the script.
There are two different cast lists in this movie, both with character names. IMDb uses the list in the opening credits because it is more complete: the end credits omit Mortimer Snerd. The only other difference places Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson last in the end credits, with the character name of "Cheerful" instead of "Rochester."
Legend has it that on the set of You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, a stagehand was cleaning out W.C. Fields' dressing room and accidentally bumped into a table on which Fields had placed a bottle of whiskey. He caught the bottle before it hit the floor, but the cork had popped out and he couldn't find it. He placed the bottle back on the table and left. Later Fields came back to the dressing room, and a few minutes after-wards stormed out, roaring "Who took the cork out of my lunch?"
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