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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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Thin Man: Would you like to make a few honest dollars for yourself?
Whipsnade: Do they have to be honest?


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


Edgar Bergen: I have hopes of being your son-in-law.
Larson E. Whipsnade: With you, hope springs eternal.


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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?"
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."
The certificate number on-screen is misprinted as 50101. The actual number as issued by the Production Code Administration (and on file in Hollywood, California) is 5101.
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