Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

"Very Good"

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Review


Not really my favorite of W.C. Fields' many great films, namely because this one doesn't really have much of a story to it. Rather, Fields plays himself, pitching a big movie studio his great idea for a script: An absurd farce that starts with a man falling from an airplane 10,000 feet and having his fall broken by a couch in a mystical mountain colony where they don't know how to kiss. Basically it's a platform for Fields to crack wise, and some of his lines are gems, but they're obscured by a really obtuse plot.


Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Facts and Figures

Run time: 71 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th October 1941

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 10

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Edward F. Cline

Producer: Edward F. Cline

Starring: W.C. Fields as The Great Man, as His Niece, as His Rival, Billy Lenhart as His Heckler (as Butch), Kenneth Brown as His Heckler (as Buddy), as Mrs. Hemogloben, Susan Miller as Ouilotta Hemogloben, as The Producer, Mona Barrie as The Producer's Wife, Charles Lang as The Young Engineer, Anne Nagel as Madame Gorgeous, Nell O'Day as The Salesgirl, as The Soda Jerk, Jody Gilbert as The Waitress, Minerva Urecal as The Cleaning Lady, Emmett Vogan as The Engineer, Carlotta Monti as Receptionist

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